March is an explosive month in the crappie world. This issue of CrappieNow connects with experts who can help you with your fishing strategies.

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Opening Cast

I’m writing this with many mixed feelings. I’ve lost two friends recently, both huge hitters in the outdoor world. Wade Borne was a master writer/photographer maybe best known as a regular in BASS Magazine, Ducks ...
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Dock Shooting – The Myth and the Magic: Year-Round Dock Shooting for Crappie

Story & photos by Ron Presley Scott Williams does not agree with the myth that dock shooting is only successful in the summer. He is a virtual databank of crappie fishing knowledge, developed as a ...
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Crappie NOW How To Bass Assassin White

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Crappie Basics #133: Get Out of the Wind

“The month of March is all about weather change. Wind is the primary thing for the weekend fisherman. The primary thing is to get out of the wind even if you don’t catch as many ...
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Crappie Madness

by Tim Huffman Bass Pro Shops Crappie Madness took place all over the country with many different pros presenting seminars about catching crappie. My visit was to the BPS in Little Rock, Arkansas, where they ...
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The Future of Crappie Tournaments: Part 4…Clubs, Fair Play & Sportsmanship

By Tim Huffman             Part 4 continues with national circuits. This issue looks effects of local and regional clubs, cheating and fair play, and sportsmanship. Our series experts include Darrell Van Vactor, General Manager of ...
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Sparkleberry Swamp & Jam

Story and photos by Vic Attardo Okay, so Whitey says to me, “When a storm starts rolling in, snakes get off the water and climb higher in the trees.” Well now, snakes don’t bother me ...
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Fishing Loses a Heavy Hitter…TJ Stallings

By Tim Huffman On January 31, 2017 the fishing industry lost a friend. If you are a fisherman, whether you met him or not, TJ Stallings was your friend and influenced your fishing in some ...
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Crappie NOW How To Early Spawning

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Crappie Basics #134: Fish Staging Areas

“My tip would be not to go in too shallow too quickly. The crappie will be mainly in pre-spawn with a few going in shallow. I’ll see fishermen going in to really shallow stakebeds for ...
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Deland Florida ‘Old Florida, New Vibe’

By Tim Huffman Deland Florida is a good vacation area for crappie fishermen and their families. Volusia County is huge and includes Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach and Deland Florida. The St. John River and ...
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Tip of the Month: Set the Hook Hard

with Darrell Baker “When we’re fishing river ledges in the fall and winter, I tell my anglers to set the hook hard,” Baker emphasizes. “If you set the hook hard, many crappie fishermen believe that ...
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Vern’s Cooking & Tidbits: Parmesaned and Thymed Crappie Fillets

Can you speak Italian? Sure you can. Say Parmigiano-Reggiano. You’ve just named the “King of Cheeses”. Parmesan, as we call it in the USA, is a prohibited name in trading in the European Economic Area ...
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Crappie Clubs

Club Contact FACEBOOK AMERICAN CRAPPIE TRAIL Matt Morgan www.facebook.com/americancrappietrail/ BAYOU STATE CRAPPIE ASSOCIATION Brandon Jennings www.facebook.com/groups/BayouStateCrappie/ CAPITOL CRAPPIE CLUB Austin Kneeskern www.facebook.com/groups/984256651629379/ CAROLINA CRAPPIE ASSOCIATION RICK Eudy www.facebook.com/carolina.assocation/?fref=ts CENTRAL ALABAMA CRAPPIE CLUB Dan Dannanmueller/Jonathan Phillips ...
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Tournament Results

MAGNOLIA CRAPPIE JANUARY 14th OKATIBEE LAKE 1. Tommy Moss/Brad Calhoun 8.39 2. Robbie Niven/David McWilliams 8.33 3. Jason Cook/Juan Adame 7.86 4. Joe Lowrey/Joey Lowrey 7.46 5. Paul Johnson 7.41 BIG FISH 1. Jason Cook/Juan ...
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Crappie Calendar

MARCH 3rd - 4th CRAPPIE USA NEELY-HENRY SUPER EVENT MARCH 3rd - 4th CRAPPIE MASTERS LAKE GREENWOOD SC STATE CHAMPOINSHIP MARCH 4th CENTRAL ALABAMA ALABAMA RIVER CLUB MARCH 4th BAYOU STATE D'ARBONNE/ELWOOD SHSPHERD MEMORIAL EVENT ...
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