Crappie fishing has been good in 2018. Read about crappie championships, non-typical fishing spots and tips for the end of the year. See it all in the November issue of CrappieNow Digital Magazine.

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Opening Cast

I admire the competitive old-timers in crappie fishing. They fish year after year chasing top ten finishes and a shot of the championship. There are some great fishermen who have never won a championship or are looking for another one. However, not winning the big one is not a requirement ...
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Crappie in Non-Traditional Places

by Greg McCain Crappie fishermen generally have pre-conceived notions about where fish live. One generally accepted thought is crappie spend most of the year in deep water. A second is that they always acclimate to some type of wood cover. Another is that crappie shy away from current. Day in ...
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Crappie Basics  174: Grenada Lake

“I like Grenada Lake, Mississippi in November. Power trolling works great. I use the BnM Power Trollers with 3-ounce weights. It’s important to cover a lot of ground. The lake is being drawn down so I like fishing the ledges and the channel. As they keep drawing down, the fish ...
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Garland & Turpen Claim Victory at CUSA Classic…Back to Basics

By Ron Presley Mother Nature delivered tough fishing conditions to crappie anglers competing in the 2018 Cabela’s Crappie USA Tournament Trail (CUSA) on Lake Cumberland. Recent rains had swollen the lake to high levels and the water was falling rapidly going into the two-day tournament. Anglers were challenged by the ...
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Crappie Basics 175: Look for the Birds   

Crappie Masters tournament angler, Chris Dudgeon, says the fall fishing can be great and it’s not too difficult to find action. “The key to fall fishing is finding the shad. It sounds cliché’ that you’ll catch fish if you find shad, but it works. One of the first things I ...
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Tips for Boat Winter Storage

Boat US says recreational boat owner need to take special precautions with storage of E-10 (ethanol) gas. Ethanol fuel can cause problems over the winter.             Prepare for ethanol: Unless you use ethanol-free fuels, your boats’ gas contains a mixture of up to 10 percent ethanol. This fuel could “phase ...
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Crappie Masters Championship …How They Fished

by Tim Huffman Twenty one years of age doesn’t add up decades of fishing experience. However, many hours on the water this year, working to learn patterns and being in the right place at the right time gave two young fishermen what they needed to win. Mathew Rogers and Baylor ...
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Tip of the Month: Go to the Bank with Jerry McCready

            “In Arkansas, the shad move up into shallow water in November and December. The shad go into what I’m told is a second spawn. The crappie follow the shad. The November pattern, on a lake like Conway, is the crappie are going up shallow. Single-pole the grass in 1.5 ...
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Crappie and Venison

Vernon Summerlin               CrappieNow editor Tim Huffman and I have exchanged emails about deer season; he was bragging ’bout the bucks he’s taken and I was complaining that I didn’t have what it takes to haul one out the holler. We swapped a few laments of the gifts age gives you ...
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Crappie Clubs

Club Contact Link AMERICAN CRAPPIE TRAIL Matt Morgan FACEBOOK BAYOU STATE CRAPPIE ASSOCIATION Brandon Jennings FACEBOOK BEAVER LAKE CRAPPIE ASSOC. Peyton Usery FACEBOOK CAPITOL CRAPPIE CLUB Austin Kneeskern FACEBOOK CENTRAL ALABAMA CRAPPIE CLUB Dan Dannanmueller/Jonathan Phillips FACEBOOK CENTRAL ARKANSAS CRAPPIE CLUB Jason Westerberg FACEBOOK CENTRAL ILLINOIS CRAPPIE CLUB Joe Schrader/Greg ...
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Tournament Results

SPRINGFIELD CRAPPIE CLUB SEPTEMBER 22nd LAKE SHELBYVILLE 1. Bob Sarko/Rick Clifton 6.7 2. Donnie Lucas/Gabe Fairfield 6.11 3. Greg Humphrey/Luke Humphrey 4.77 4. Jerry Jallas/Carlo Catalano 4.66 BIG FISH 1. Bob Sarko/Rick Clifton 1.16 CRAPPIE MASTERS SEPTEMBER 26tn - 29th TRUMAN LAKE 1. Matthew Rogers/Baylor Mead 21.19 2. Mark Englehart/Aaron ...
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Crappie Calendar

NOV 2nd - 3rd CRAPPIE USA BARCLEY/KENTUCKY LAKES SUPER EVENT NOV 3rd CENTRAL ILLINOIS CLINTON LAKE CLUB NOV 3rd FISH THE CAROLINAS WATEREE CLUB NOV 3rd NORTHEAST OHIO CUP LAKE/JIN STROUSE MEMORIAL PICK LAKE TOP 5 TEAMS NOV 4th CHATTANOOGA CRAPPIE CLUB CHESTER FROST PARK CLUB NOV 4th SPRINGFIELD CRAPPIE ...
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Crappie Anglers of Texas – Texas State Crappie Championship of Lake Fork

 CAT recently held its 11th Texas State Crappie Championship Tournament on Lake Fork on October 12-13, 2018.  This was a two-day tournament.  Even with changing fish patterns and torrential rains, anglers brought impressive and record-breaking stringers to the scales.  Division 1 had 25 qualifying teams enter the championship and Division ...
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