Fall is a transition month for crappie in many parts of the country. Check out fall tips, tidal crappie, fishing the ledges, tournament news and more in the October issue of CrappieNow Digital Magazine.

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Opening Cast

The fall season is upon us and the crappie bite is in full swing.  I love this time of year.  One can catch them shallow, over deep water and on brush piles and laydowns. The fall season prompts the crappie to feed on the maturing minnows and shad, fattening up ...
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Advanced Seasonal Structure: Fall Ledges

by Tim Huffman Ledges are structures that can work year round. They can be creeks, rivers or ditches and smaller creeks running into bigger ones. Ledges are the focus point but natural covers, manmade covers and associated flats are all part of the system. Why Fish follow the ledges in ...
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Tidal Crappie

By Vic Attardo Everyone knows that time and tides wait for no man. Well, apparently crappie, the wonderful fish we love to catch and fillet, are as scientifically informed as the human race, maybe even better. When it comes to estuary crappie -- those fish living in brackish backwaters affected ...
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Crappie Basics 172: Spider Rig 

October crappie, whether in the north or south, will be in general areas where they were in the spring. They may not be as deep, but they will be following shad and the shad will go shallower until the water gets too cool. Many experts prefer to spider rig in ...
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The Best Lines for Crappie Fishing

Story & photos by Darl Black The year was 1959 when Berkley’s Trilene and DuPont’s Stren were launched. Although there had been extruded nylon fishing lines prior to these two brands, both Trilene and Stren were far superior to anything else on the market. Nylon monofilament reigned supreme for approximately ...
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Crappie Basics 173: Get Shallow

“A good tip for October is to just get out and crappie fish. My home lake is Truman, so in the fall we dip the trees. The fish are starting to feed up. They move up the creeks and get shallow just like they do during the spawn. I like ...
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Tip of the Month: Keep Changing in the Fall

            “October is the time to look shallow if they are not deep,” says Noel Fernandez. “The fish will usually be shallow early and stay there. Later, they will move deeper. “You have to move around a lot when you’re not catching fish. Also, change colors and jig size. Just ...
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1st Annual Texas Jack-n-Jill Crappie Classic Tournament

Team Reeve announced today that the 1st Annual Texas Jack N Jill Crappie Classic Tournament will be held November 3, 2018 on Lake O' the Pines. Team Reeve has teamed up with the Crappie Anglers of Texas, Crappiemasters, the Magnolia Crappie Club of Mississippi, the Capitol Crappie Club of Missouri, ...
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Hot Time at Grenada Lake

By: Ron Wong Daytime temperatures of mid-90’s greeted 121 teams at Grenada Lake for the final American Crappie Trail tournament for 2018.  Tournament talk during registration was all about catching a lot of fish but not being able to catch bigger fish.  Most everyone was saying catching crappie was not ...
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Crappie in Foil

Each month I highlight an ingredient in my recipe. This month that ingredient isn’t edible but a major contributor to your success when grilling tasty crappie fillets. History of Foil We take it for granted now but aluminum foil hasn’t been around all that long. First there was tin foil, ...
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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

MAGNOLIA CRAPPIE CLUB AUGUST 25th WOLF LAKE 1. Adam Calcote/Nolan Beck 8.73 2. Jimmy D Smith/Ricky Smith 8.63 3. John McNeese/Chase Ehlers 8.48 4. Rabbit Rogers/Pat Jeffcoats 8.25 5. Johnny Walker/Mark Blake 8.15 BIG FISH 1. Jerry Gross/Debbie Gross 1.49 KANSAS CRAPPIE CLUB MELVERN LAKE SEPTEMBER 1st 1. Morstorf/Niemeyer 6.03 ...
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Crappie Calendar

OCT 6th LAKE OKEECHOBEE CRAPPIE SERIES LAKE OKEECHOBEE 1st QUALIFIER OCT 6th NORTHEAST OHIO BERLIN LAKE CLUB OCT 6th SPRINGFIELD CRAPPIE LAKE SPRINGFIELD CLUB OCT 3rd - 6th CRAPPIE USA LAKE CUMBERLAND CLASSIC OCT 12th - 13th CRAPPIE ANGLERS OF TEXAS LAKE FORK TSCC OCT 13th BEAVER LAKE CRAPPIE ASSOC ...
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Learn 2 Fish With Us Instructs Youth On Fishing At Get Up And Go Day

Learn 2 Fish With Us and NPAA members Karen Karch #121 and Greg Karch #138 along with Learn 2 Fish With Us volunteers attended Get Up And Go Day which was held on Saturday, August 5th.   Get Up And Go Day was held at the Timber Rattler Stadium in Appleton, ...
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