January is ice fishing month in the north and bundle up time in the south. Read how experts fish both conditions in this issue of CrappieNow Magazine, January 2018.

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Opening Cast

The college national football championship, Super Bowl, and sports shows makes this a great time of year, at least for football fans and crappie fishermen. A lot of other things are going on during the next two months, too, including the start of national crappie tournaments in the far southern ...
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Advanced Seasonal Structure: Bends & Ledges

By Tim Huffman Winter fishing water that’s not frozen can be a challenge with big rewards. Keying in on the right spots is very important with channel bends and ledges providing much of the action. What and Where Channels wind back and forth with each turn creating what is called ...
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Game Play with Ice Gadgets Yield Winter Crappies

By Darl Black Dave Lefebre of Erie, PA may be best known for his fishing successes on national bass circuits, but during the tournament off season he is a crappie-fishing phenom. “When I started in professional bass fishing, I got tagged as an old school angler probably due to my ...
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Crappie NOW – Equipment Maintenance Matters

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Crappie Basics #153: Building Beds

Building crappie beds isn’t just a thing of the past. It’s just as important now as it was several decades ago. Some waters have winter drawdown making this a good season for placing or driving beds. There are a few general rules. (1) Beds are usually best in areas where ...
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Great Graphs for Under $1000

By Tim Huffman Crappie fishermen can improve their catching by building and sinking beds, maintaining good boat control and quickly forming patterns. However, according to experts, the quickest way for a fisherman to jump to another level of fishing is adding and learning to use advanced electronics. In general, “advanced” ...
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Tennessee’s Winter Crappie Fishing with Chris Duraji

Story & photos by John E. Phillips Cold weather can be a nightmare for crappiers to fish. However, if you're like me, you have to fish when you have a chance. You can’t change the fishing conditions. I recently fished with Chris Duraji of Lebanon, Tenn., a 42-year crappie veteran, ...
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BnM Poles: How To Shoot Docks

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Crappie Basics #154: Deep Fish

Lakes and rivers vary greatly in characteristics but a percentage of them will have deep crappie in the winter. It’s a place they are comfortable and can survive. Going deep is usually a progression starting at mid-depths, maybe 8 to 12 feet in early fall, and gradually working to 15 ...
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Crappie Rich Po Boy Sammiches – Ain’t Nuthin’ Po About’em

            The traditional Po Boy sandwich from Louisiana almost always contains fried seafood; shrimp, crawfish, oysters and crab. Here are some options for dressing up your Crappie Rich Po Boys. Crappie Rich Boy This comes from my experienced imagination. I started with a plain crappie fish sammich and sprinkled it ...
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Tournament Results

SPRINGFIELD CRAPPIE CLUB NOVEMBER 11th LAKE SPRINGFIELD 1. Wes Pierceall/Wes Kauffman 7.83 2. Sammy Wright/Zack Pierce 6.8 BIG FISH 1. Wes Pierceall/Wes Kauffman 1.98 COOSA RIVER CRAPPIE CLUB NOVEMBER 18th NEELY HENRY LAKE 1. Stanley Steed/Leonard Steed 10.76 2. Phil Trap 10.02 3. Barbara Kendrick/Gary Kendrick 8.38 BIG FISH 1 ...
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Crappie Calendar

JAN 6th PEACH STATE SINCLAIR CLUB JAN 6th SOUTHWEST MISSOURI LAKE OF THE OZARKS FISH OFF JAN 7th CHATTANOOGA CHESTER FROST PARK CLUB JAN 13th CAROLINA CRAPPIE ASSOC. WYLIE/EBENEZER CLUB JAN 13th CRAPPIE NUTZ HARDING OPEN JAN 13th MAGNOLIA OKATIBBEE CLUB JAN 20th BEAVER LAKE CRAPPIE ASSOC. BEAVER LAKE CLUB ...
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Crappie Clubs

Club Contact Link AMERICAN CRAPPIE TRAIL Matt Morgan FaceBook BEAVER LAKE CRAPPIE CLUB Payton Usery FACEBOOK CAPITOL CRAPPIE CLUB Austin Kneeskern FaceBook CAROLINA CRAPPIE ASSOCIATION RICK Eudy FaceBook CENTRAL ALABAMA CRAPPIE CLUB Dan Dannanmueller/Jonathan Phillips FaceBook CENTRAL ARKANSAS CRAPPIE CLUB Jason Westerberg FaceBook CENTRAL ILLINOIS CRAPPIE CLUB Joe Schrader/Greg Foley ...
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