September is a time for shorter daylight, cooler nights and active crappie. Read about tips, tactics and new products for crappie fishermen in CrappieNow Magazine.

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Opening Cast

  The greatest news is that the dog-days of summer are about gone. The heat came early and was terrible here in the heart-land through July and part of August. Fish were half-boiled when they got to the top of the water. The good news is that fishing, hunting and ...
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Asian Carp Are Not Our Friends

by Tim Huffman Stories and blame varies with most fingers pointing to a few government agencies and fish farmers. Different species of Asian carp were imported to help control the over-abundance of aquatic vegetation in ponds and small lakes. The major problem developed when flooding allowed the fish to gain ...
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Crappie Basics 170: Soft or Stiff Pole Tip?

There are times, especially in the springtime, when fish are aggressive and smack a bait like they mean business. Late summer and early fall fish are usually much less aggressive. Sometimes bites are so light they are difficult to detect. There are a few things to do to improve your ...
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Crappie Goodies for 2019

By Ron Wong ICAST 2018 in Orlando, Florida was a sight to behold.  350,000 square feet of fishing and marine tackle displayed for around 15,000 buyers and media members.  CrappieNOW had the privilege to cruise the massive amount of tackle.  Having said that, about half of the tackle was geared ...
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Crappie Gear: Capital Sportsman Ultimate Hybrid Shirt

There is a business side to Capital Sportsman but there is a unique, admirable quality that is often forgotten in today’s dog-eat-dog world. It’s giving. A portion of all purchases go to preserving the outdoors. You get quality clothing and a part is given back to the outdoors we love ...
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Advanced Seasonal Structure…Night Fishing for Crappie

By Tim Huffman The year was 1981. My partners and I put a couple of lanterns out on pieces of conduit wedged in the boat. We were fishing a large river reservoir in Oklahoma. Our adventure started before dark to make our setup was safe and easy. We took our ...
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Crappie Basics 171: Rigging for Fewer Hang-Ups

Everyone knows that a weedless jighead is a good way to reduce hang-ups, but what about fishing a minnow? One tactic is to place the sinker close to the hook. Giving a minnow four inches to swim, instead of 12 inches, reduces the number of limbs or weed stems it ...
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Crappie Gear: Off Shore Tackle OR 38 Crappie Mini Planer

            There is no denying that planer boards for crappie took a huge leap when a Crappie Masters National Championship was won on Grenada Lake, Mississippi by a northern walleye fisherman. Beating more than 100 of the best crappie fishermen in the country by a fisherman new to crappie fishing ...
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Tastes of from New England and Italy with a Sweet Southern Puddin’

When most of us think of chowder, New England comes to mind. The phonetic variant chowda, is believed to have originated in Newfoundland in the days when Breton fisherman would toss portions of the day's catch into a large pot, along with other available foods to make a seafood stew ...
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Monkey Milk & Other Tales of Fall Fishing

by Vic Attardo  Maybe you’ve never heard of George Toalson. That’s all right; he is is not exactly a household name. But I can assure you that millions of crappie -- those fish we’re all crazy about catching -- have heard of George. Also, those fish enjoy taking a big ...
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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

AMERICAN CRAPPIE TRAIL JULY 27th - 28th TRUMAN LAKE NATIONAL QUALIFIER 1. Daniel Pemberton/Justin Neuman 20.76 2. Mike Gillotte/Jon Gillotte 20.75 3. Rich Campbell/Travis Stephens 20.55 4. Marty Snider/Jackie Albin 20.28 5. Mark Engelhart/Aaron Engelhart 19.71 BIG FISH 1. Matt Gregory/Rick Davis 2.05 CRAPPIE MASTERS AUGUST 4th MARK TWAIN LAKE ...
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Crappie Calendar

SEPT 1st KANSAS CRAPPIE CLUB MELVERN LAKE CLUB SEPT 1st TRUMAN LAKE TOURNAMENT SERIES TRUMAN LAKE SERIES SEPT 8th FISH THE CAROLINAS HIGH ROCL LAKE CLUB SEPT 8th FLORIDA CRAPPIE CLUB LAKE MONROE CLUB SEPT 8th HOI CRAPPIE CLUB ILLINOIS RIVER OPEN SEPT 8th INDIANA SLAB MASTERS MISSISSINEWA/SALAMONIE/ROUSH CHOICE SEPT ...
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