Fall crappie fishing can be fantastic. Fish are hungry, active and schooling in tighter groups making them easier to catch. Learn techniques and tips in the November issue of CrappieNow Magazine.

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Opening Cast

A serious time of year has arrived for sports enthusiast. NFL football; baseball world series. College football teams are getting into final playoff positions hoping to make the final four bracket to fight for a national championship. (For me, a Razorback fan, the season has been painful to watch.) High ...
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Advanced Seasonal Structure: Stumps at 20’

by Tim Huffman The depth of winter crappie may be 15, 20, 30, 50 or deeper. The purpose of discussing 20-foot deep stumps is to combine active crappie with an easy-to-fish depth. The crappie holding to stumps in 40 feet of water are more difficult to fish than the ones ...
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Crappie NOW How To Rigging Bobby Garland onto Road Runner

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Late Fall Crappies: Bling or No Bling?

Story & photos by: Darl Black When the “gales of November” blow across the Great Lakes, crappie anglers in northern states realize it’s time to go deep and go vertical on inland natural lakes and reservoirs. But the debate then turns to whether to go with bling or no bling ...
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Bass Pros Crappie Fish

Story & photos by Ron Wong The question that lingers in a lot of fishermen’s mind is, do professional bass fishermen ever fish for crappie or any other panfish? While attending some fishing tackle media events that had both crappie and bass professionals attending, an informal poll was held with ...
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The American Crappie Trail National Championship

Story & photos by Ron Wong Lake of the Ozarks, a 110 mile long lake in Missouri welcomed the 44 qualifying teams to the inaugural American Crappie Trail (ACT) national championship tournament. The best of the best crappie fishing teams started with practice days of October 16-19. Dock talk throughout ...
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Crappie Basics #149: Doing Little Things Right

November fishing can be some of the best of the year. Fronts are not a big factor like in the spring. Fish are coming from summer patterns toward winter patterns. The water is clearing and cooling so fishing must be adjusted to those factors. One obvious tip is to go ...
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Tip of the Month: Where to Fish for Nighttime Crappie

By John Phillips   During the summer months, crappie are looking for cool, highly oxygenated water near structure. When the water temperature heats up, the fish often will be found on the edges of a river channel or a deep creek channel. Often the very best place to locate crappie ...
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BnM How To Spider Rigging

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Crappie Basics #150: Fishing the Right Places

Lakes, reservoirs and rivers all have their own characteristics but all can be important choices in your fall-winter fishing. In 2017 the fall has been late coming meaning most waters are warmer than normal. Fish may still be actively moving especially in the middle and southern states. Don’t be too ...
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Crappies for Breakfast

Nutritionists claim breakfast is the most important meal of the day. That’s true in my case, however, I postpone dining until I can call it lunch. Breakfast ain’t what it used to be when I was kid growing up in the rural South. Back then, Mom would fry each of ...
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Tournament Results

MAGNOLIA CRAPPIE CLUB SEPTEMBER 16th SARDIS LAKE 1. Jimmy Smith/Ricky Smith 10.79 2. Jimmy Cornell/Richard Adams 10.58 3. Terry Stewart/Cole Stewart 10.48 4. Freddie Gilliland/Rodney Blackburn 10.41 5. Johnny Walker/Bill Thornburg 10.27 BIG FISH 1. Terry Stewart/Cole Stewart 2.23 2. Freddie Gilliland/Rodney Blackburn 2.23 HOI CRAPPIE CLUB SEPTEMBER 23rd ILLINOIS ...
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Crappie Calendar

NOV 4th CHATTANOOGA CHESTER FROST PARK CLUB NOV 4th COOSA RIVER LOGAN MARTIN CLUB NOV 4th CRAPPIE NUTZ EUFAULA OPEN NOV 4th KANSAS CRAPPIE CLUB CLINTON LAKE CLUB NOV 5th SPRINGFIELD TBA CLASSIC NOV 11th CAROLINA CRAPPIE ASSOC. BADIN/ALCOA CLUB NOV 11th FLORIDA CRAPPIE CLUB SANTE-FE LAKE CLUB NOV 11th ...
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Crappie KIDS: Bass Pro Shops Donates 40,000 Rods & Reels

According to www.fishingtackleretailer.com, Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris challenged families everywhere to get off the couch and head outdoors to discover the fun of fishing this summer. The donation of 40,000 rods and reels to nonprofit organizations help kids from all backgrounds connect to the outdoors. The effort is ...
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