July may not be the prime month for crappie fishing but experts still have some tricks up their sleeves for catching fish. The July issue of CrappieNow has all the scoop you need to get in on the action.

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Opening Cast

Which side are you on? Confusion about gasoline continues to swirl. Both sides cannot be telling the truth. We know ethanol is better than when it first came out but consumers haven’t forgotten having to pay dearly for the early problems. Therefore, ethanol acceptance hasn’t been overwhelming. There have been ...
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Sizzling Summer Shallow-Water Crappies Up North

By Darl Black In my home state of Pennsylvania, so many anglers flock to area lakes seeking crappies in the spring that on pleasant weather weekends it is usually impossible to find a parking place at any boat ramp! However, by the 4th of July, most of these anglers have ...
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Crappie NOW How To July

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Club Tournaments…A Fun, Learning Experience

by Tim Huffman A great place to learn, have fun and connect with local fishermen is club tournaments. A relatively new club that has been very successful is the Central Alabama Crappie Club. A trip on Lake Jordan with the husband wife duo of Alex and Jenni Johnson was enjoyable ...
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Crappie Basics #141: Crankbaits & Planer Boards

Planer Boards are proven successful for crappie crankbaiters. Offshore Tackle’s Nick Deshano says pulling planers has to be done right but it’s easy to learn. The reason for planers is to get baits out away from the boat where they will catch spooky crappie that won’t bite if the boat ...
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Picking Apart Cover with Weedless Jigheads

By Josh Gowan Fishing for crappie has as many tactical approaches as any other game fish, including bass, and anglers are only limited by their own effort and capabilities. Although most “old school” fishermen began by utilizing a single pole and a bobber, suspending a minnow or hair jig over ...
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Q&A  What knot do you use?

Charlie Hildreth, IN, tournament fisherman. “Standard fisherman’s knot, run through and twist it eight times. Run through and through again. It’s good for 90-percent of my knots.” Steve Coleman, TN, guide and tournament fisherman. “I use a Trilene knot. It’s easy, no stretch and is a straight pull on the ...
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Get On Board…The “Planer” Way to Catch More Crappie

Story & photos by John N. Felsher For decades, walleye and striped bass enthusiasts successfully employed planer boards to fish multiple baits at varied depths simultaneously in deep lakes. A few walleye anglers began competing in crappie tournaments, bringing their favorite techniques with them and adopting them to the new ...
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BnM Poles How To with David Jones

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Crappie Basics #142: Learn Your Electronics

The most basic graph for a serious crappie fisherman is a sonar and GPS. Even the basic models are very good. More serious fishermen willing to spend $700 or more will have the best units with many scanning and mapping options. Whether it’s a simple or complex unit, start by ...
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American Crappie Trail

June 23-24. Rain and winds of 20 mph gusting to 35 made a tough first day of fishing at Sardis Lake Mississippi at the American Crappie Trail Super Clean two-day tournament. Tropical storm Cindy dropped three inches of rain, brought wind and a change in barometric pressure that turned good ...
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Beckman & Lewis Take Ultimate One-Pole Challenge

Truman Lake, June 16 & 17 Crappie Masters One-Pole Ultimate Challenge proved to be a tough challenge with many of the teams struggling to catch a limit of seven fish. The artificial bait only tournament is thought by many fishermen to be what real fishing is all about. Matt Beckman ...
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Nuke Them Fishy Fillets, Mediterranean-Style

Mediterranean countries are typically characterized by a high consumption of vegetables, olive oil and a moderate amount of protein. It’s thought to be a very healthy diet. I’ve known people who take a dose of olive oil like taking a vitamin in the morning, and one lady swore to the ...
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Tournament Results July 2017

AMERICAN CRAPPIE TRAIL MAY 19th - 20th KENTUCKY LAKE 1. R. Capps/S. Coleman 21.52 2. T.Hughes/B. Gillon 19.86 3. R. McCord/G. McCord 19.26 4. T. Blackley/J. Vancleave 18.87 5. M. Williams/T. Jones 18.81 BIG FISH 1. R. Capps/S. Coleman 2.23 2. P. Turner/E. Turner 2.23 CRAPPIE ANGLERS OF TEXAS MAY ...
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Crappie Calendar July 2017

JULY 1st KANSAS CRAPPIE CLUB DORADO CLUB JULY 8th CENTRAL ARKANSAS BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE CLUB JULY 8th FLORIDA CRAPPIE CLUB HARRIS CHAIN BUZZARD BEACH CLUB JULY 9th EAST TEXAS CRAPPIE SERIES LAKE PALESTINE YOUTH DAY JULY 14th MIDDLE TENNESSEE NORMANDY CLUB/NIGHT JULY 15th CAT TEXAS LAKE FORK QUALIFIER JULY 15th ...
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Crappie Clubs

Club Contact FACEBOOK AMERICAN CRAPPIE TRAIL MATT MORGAN https://www.facebook.com/americancrappietrail/ BAYOU STATE CRAPPIE ASSOCIATION Brandon Jennings https://www.facebook.com/groups/BayouStateCrappie/ CAPITOL CRAPPIE CLUB Austin Kneeskern https://www.facebook.com/groups/984256651629379/ CAROLINA CRAPPIE ASSOCIATION RICK https://www.facebook.com/carolina.assocation/?fref=ts CENTRAL ALABAMA CRAPPIE CLUB Dan Dannanmueller/Jonathan Phillips https://www.facebook.com/groups/1652871384980476/ CENTRAL ARKANSAS CRAPPIE CLUB Jason Westerberg https://www.facebook.com/CentralArkansasCrappieAssociation/?fref=ts CENTRAL ILLINOIS CRAPPIE CLUB Joe Schrader/Greg Foley https://www.facebook.com/groups/425353854297831/ ...
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