November is a good time for crappie fishing. There are fewer boats, the weather is nice and fish are active. Read how to catch them in CrappieNow Magazine.

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Opening Cast

Friends are icing on the cake. My two best friends, Bert and James, and I started hunting together 39 years ago. Our companionship started in our twenties. We were all just out of school, financially challenged and married. Arkansas had started their primitive weapon hunting so it gave us a ...
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Advanced Seasonal Structure: Wood Cover

by Tim Huffman CrappieNow is read by fishermen in the north, south, and Midwest; those who fish clear, stained, shallow and deep waters. Few rules apply to all waters and that includes the ideal depth for the season. Therefore, this “rule of thumb” depth zone can be adjusted for the ...
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Crappie Q&A

Q: How important is brush in late fall and early winter? Buck Worthen, OK, says, “On Gibson in Oklahoma, the crappie will be on 18 to 25 feet brushpiles. The brush can be fished in different ways but I like to two pole jig with a pole in each hand ...
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Crappie NOW How To Bank Shooting Bass Assassin

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Crappie Basics 126: Pre-Trip Info

Pretrip information can be very important. Since some lakes are pulled down starting in the fall, it’s good do know the lake level for both fishing and navigation. An other thing is to learn the water conditions. Water temperature will give a good guide for where you will find fish ...
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Crappie Masters Championship…How They Fished

By Tim Huffman The biggest crappie circuit for the past decade has been the Crappie Master’s tournament trail. Their fishermen are at the highest level making winning very difficult. There were 186 teams from 21 states fought against North wind, a front and falling water temperatures. Historical Win Matt Morgan ...
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Crappie Basics 125: Bait Speed

Keep your bait moving whether jigging or trolling especially for black crappie. Fish are aggressive that time of year feeding up for winter. If I’m fishing in Ohio I’ll usually use a 1/32 ounce jig and tip with a crappie Nibble or small minnow. I’ve caught white crappie and then ...
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Cooking & Tidbits – Vernon Summerlin

Cook it Till it’s Black I fell in love with blackened fish at first taste. Cajun spices make whoopee with my taste buds. This was maybe a quarter century ago when I was in Louisiana dining on redfish. Of course when I got home I had to heat up my ...
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Crappie NOW How To Bass Assassin Color Selection

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Outrageous Colors

By Vic Attardo I don’t know too many things in the natural world that are colored chartreuse. I’ve seen some parrot feathers that are the dazzling green we anglers call, “chartreuse,” and in the jungle I had a chartreuse snake crawl across my lap, but as I look at my ...
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Tournament Results – November 2016

CRAPPIE USA SEPTEMBER 24th BARKLEY LAKES AMATEUR DIVISION 1. Kris Mann/Terry Mann 8.84 2. Sonny Sipes/Ronnie Bleas 8.72 3. David Rodgers/Jerry Rodgers 8.52 4. Tyler Morrow/Zack Clapp 8.46 5. Jimmy Riley Jr./David Butler 8.15 PRO DIVISION 1. Shane Moore/John Eubanks 10.91 2. Cliff Edwards/Jerry Trimble 9.9 3. Tim Blackley/Jackie Vancleave ...
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Crappie Calendar November 2016

NOVEMBER 5th CRAPPIENUTZ LAKE EUFAULA CLUB NOVEMBER 5th CAROLINA-CCA LAKE JORDAN CLUB NOVEMBER 6th CHATTANOOGA CHESTER FROST PARK OPEN NOVEMBER 5th BAYOU STATE BLACK LAKE CLUB NOVEMBER 5th-6th KANSAS CLINTON LAKE CLUB NOVEMBER 12th CENTRAL ILLINOIS CLINTON LAKE CLUB NOVEMBER 12th PEACH STATE LAKE EUFAULA CLUB NOVEMBER 12th EAST TENNESSE ...
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