March is a key time for prime crappie action in the south heartland states and ice-out in the north. The March issue of CrappieNow Digital Magazine gives tips, tactics and fun ways to catch fish during this special time.

Read like a Magazine (Page Flipping)

Download as a PDF (Printable)

Scan or click QR Tag to download magazine to your device.

Opening Cast

Dad was a pyro. He loved to spend several weeks each year mixing camping, crappie fishing and enjoying a fire. Fishing, camping and fires; one without the others wasn’t satisfying. Dad could adapt to any situation. He was okay building in a small fancy campground pit but preferred a large, ...
Read More

Advanced Seasonal Structure…Ledges

Story & photos by Tim Huffman A trip last year to Lake D’Arbonne, Louisiana, allowed me experience both seasonal structure fishing and strategies for prefishing a tournament. Billy Don Surface let me tag along and fish with him because his partner wasn’t arriving until the night before the tournament. He ...
Read More

First Bite

Story & photos by Darl Black Across the Northeast and Lower Great Lakes states, March usually comes in like an old winter lion with moderately cold temperatures, dirty snow sticking to the ground and a slight softening of the ice pack on lakes. If we are lucky, March goes out ...
Read More

Crappie Basics 157: Northern Ice Out

“In Ohio the ice is just coming off. Most people think deep but shallow water, especially on the north side of the lake and big coves, will warm up and fish will be in these shallow waters. Water being just one or two degrees warmer than the main lake is ...
Read More

The Spawn is Almost On – Spider Rig or Single Pole

by Ron Wong The water is warming and lake levels are rising due to spring rains. This means the crappie are moving into the spawning grounds and following the forage. Flood control lakes like Sardis, Enid, Grenada in Mississippi; Caddo Creek, Texoma in Oklahoma; or Wappapelo, Lake of the Ozarks ...
Read More

Top 10 Lakes for 2018

by Tim Huffman Which is your top lake pick? Gathering lake information has been interesting and informative. This list uses a formula of five factors with each given different degrees of importance. You, and everyone else, would have a different list because there is no right or wrong. #1 Grenada ...
Read More

One Last Cast

(reprint compliments of TTI-Blakemore) TJ Stallings, PR/Marketing Manager TTI-Blakemore. TJ was a life long advocate of conservation and dedicated to teaching others the world of fishing. His selfless acts of compassion for people and passion for the outdoors was quality that others should follow. His achievements included numerous outdoor writer ...
Read More

March Tip of the Month: Jigs and a Hard Bottom

By Bart Gillon My first tip is to keep it simple and use jigs. There are times of the year I want a crappie but in March the crappie are feeding up preparing for the spawn so jigs are better for the aggressive fish. If there are any doubts about ...
Read More

Crappie Basics 158: Look Shallow

March Tip. “Look shallower than where you think the fish should be. It’s something that has taken place for years and so many people miss it because it doesn’t compute that fish should be in such shallow water. Most people don’t believe it but everyone should try the shallowest of ...
Read More

Crappie Crispy Strips & Breakfast Taco

Golden, tasty strips of crappie fillets will become most pleasing after the batter ingredients have had time to mingle for at least an hour but longer is better; even up to five days of mingling. The added time becomes an enhancer as the beer and spices make their magic with ...
Read More

Tournament Results

FLORIDA CRAPPIE CLUB JANUARY 6th LAKE HENDERSON 1. Sam Cooper 7.1 2. Bobby Hill 6.09 3. Tommy Kinsler 6.06 4. Scott/Wendell 6.04 5. Moose/William 2.11 BIG FISH 1. Sam Cooper 1.14 EAST TENNESSEE CRAPPIE CLUB JANUATY 20TH WATTS BAR LAKE 1. Tim Irwin/Jim Huber 8.65 2. Darren Caughron/Tracy Caughron 3 ...
Read More

Crappie Calendar

MAR 3rd CRAPPIE MASTERS WEISS LAKE 1st LEG OF AL ST Championship MAR 3rd CRAPPIE USA LAKW WYLIE & TENN-TOM CLUB MAR 3rd HOI CRAPPIE CLUB SANGCHRIS LAKE CLUB MAR 4th CHATTANOOGA CHESTER FROST PARK CLASSIC MAR 4th ULTIMATE PANFISH LEAGUE EAST RUSH LAKE CLUB MAR 10th CENTRAL ALABAMA CRAPPIE ...
Read More

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 ...
Read More