Whether fishing through the ice in the north or soft water in the south, there’s plenty of winter action going on right now. Read about it “free” in the January issue of CrappieNow Digital Magazine.

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Opening Cast

The competitive bass world was recently rocked by a new tournament trail called Major League Fishing (MLF). For several years, MLF has used a unique format, weighing and releasing every legal bass, and using only a handful of pros. MLF also created the number one watched TV fishing show by ...
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Electronic Smorgasbord featuring Tim Blackley

Story & photos by John Neporadny When I got into Tim Blackley’s boat for a fishing trip on Kentucky Lake, I noticed he doesn’t discriminate in his choice of electronics. The crappie pro’s boat featured two Lowrance units on the console and Lowrance, Humminbird and Garmin units on the front ...
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Bobby Garland Factory Tour    

“The little package of crappie baits we pull off the peg at the bait shop is a more complicated process than most fishermen realize. A recent tour of the Gene Larew/Bobby Garland facilities in Tulsa, Oklahoma revealed an efficient factory with people who take pride in producing quality products, mainly ...
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Crappie Basics #178: Invest in Fishing Memories

Everyone looks at money verses reward. Spending $1500 for a couch and chair that will last several years seems reasonable and can be justified. You have tangible items in return for your money. Spend $1500 on a fishing trip with your family or buddies and that money is gone after ...
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Jackhammering the Bottom for Iced Slabs

by Vic Attardo   I don’t know how those workers who jackhammer cement, macadam or rock, manage to keep it up. Driving by a construction site where a lone guy stands over a pneumatic beater, legs braced for balance while his overlapping stomach and orange safety vest vibrate to the ...
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Tip of the Month: Slow & Patient

“Patience is so important. So many fishermen are looking ahead with the “Grass is always greener” in their eyes. There are times you drop a jig in and the crappie slams it on the way down. A couple of those and you have a fast pattern. But the majority of ...
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Tactics for Guntersville Crappie

Story and photos by Troy Basso When we hear about destination crappie lakes, it tends to be the fertile Mississippi lakes or some Texas reservoirs. What we don’t hear is the Tennessee River system. However, it has some of the best crappie fishing in the southeast and rivals the so ...
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Crappie Basics #179: Who Needs a Guide?

People have enjoyed the services of guides for many decades. The following are a few of the reasons and tips for using a guide. (1) Fishermen with a boat going to a new lake. If a fisherman is spending three days or more at a lake there is already an ...
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Crappie Stir Fry

8-10 ounces crappie fillets, chopped 3 tablespoons canola oil 1 cup green onions, diced 1 cup fresh mushrooms, diced 1 cup fresh asparagus, diced 1 cup green bell pepper, diced 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning 1 garlic clove, minced 2 tablespoons teriyaki sauce Cooked rice or noodles (follow package directions) ...
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Tournament Results

TWIN LAKES CRAPIE CLUB NOVEMBER 17th TWIN LAKES/FISH ANYWHERE 1. Danny Todd/Sammy Tidwell 7.48 2. Michael McGregor/Jeff Outland 6.37 3. John Feagen/Angie Feagen 4.51 BIG FISH 1. Michael McGregor/Jeff Outland 1.48 MIDDLE TENNESSEE CRAPPIE CLUB NOVEMBER 23rd TIM'S FORD 1. Joey Davis 8.91 2. Matt/Evan 7.52 3. Robert/Larry 6.91 4 ...
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Crappie Calendar

JAN 6th CHATTANOOGA CRAPPIE CLUB CHESTER FROST PARK CLUB JAN 12th FISH THE CAROLINAS GREENWOOD LAKE CLUB JAN 12th FLORIDA CRAPPIE CLUB HARRIS CHAIN CLUB JAN 12th PEACH STATE CRAPPIE CLUB LAKE 0CONEE CLUB JAN 19th BEAVER LAKE CRAPPIE ASSOCIATION BEAVER LAKE CLUB JAN 19th CRAPPIE ANGLERS OF TEXAS LAKE ...
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Crappie Clubs

Club Contact Link AMERICAN CRAPPIE TRAIL Matt Morgan FACEBOOK BAYOU STATE CRAPPIE ASSOCIATION Brandon Jennings FACEBOOK BEAVER LAKE CRAPPIE ASSOC. Peyton Usery FACEBOOK BOYDS CRAPPIE TRAIL Blake Phillips FACEBOOK CAPITOL CRAPPIE CLUB Austin Kneeskern FACEBOOK CENTRAL ALABAMA CRAPPIE CLUB Alex Johnson FACEBOOK CENTRAL ARKANSAS CRAPPIE CLUB Jason Westerberg FACEBOOK CENTRAL ...
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