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CHIRP – A Game Changer

By Bernard WilliamsNothing has changed the crappie fishing game like side and down imaging sonar technology.Several months ago I started hearing about a new type of sonar. I started to do some research and what I found was amazing....

November 2014 Photo Contest

1st Place ThisMonth!RJ Burgamy holding his 1/2lb"ISH" (as he calls it) at LakeOconee Honorable MentionRoderick Sanlin12-14 inch CrappieKentucky Lake

Improve Boat Performance

by Tim Huffman Crappie fishermen, in general, are less aggressive than the bass fishermen getting from one spot to the next. However, some crappie chasers have the need for speed. Whether you're into speed or just have a fishing...

Tournament Results

September 20th Middle Tn. Woods LakeElite DivisionJohn Wells/Joey Davis 6.30Regular DivisionTom Rein/Jerry Cartwright 5.05Big FishRandy Clark 1.57September 20 Shoals-Al Pickwick - Results not availableSeptember 20th Eastern Buckeye OH-Clendening1. Jerry Martin/ Eric Martin 3.82. John Dupke 3.63. Mark/Jeff 3.044. Randy/Tim...

Recipe – Mushroomed Crappie

Vern's Cooking & TidbitsBy Vernon Summerlin I'm sure you've heard the rhetorical question "Who was the first person to eat a raw oyster?" Someone very hungry would be my answer. So how did humans figure out which 'shrooms to...

Rigging a Boat- Mobile Livewells

By John Neporadny Whether you are waiting in a long line to weigh in your fish during a crappie tournament or you fish from a boat without a livewell system, you need some aeration system if you want to...

THANSGIVING CRAPPIES – INTO THE COLD

By Darl Black When I was a youngster, our family's Thanksgiving tradition involved two major activities: hunting and eating. Thanksgiving morning I would accompany my Dad on a hunt across the fields and woodlot of our "back 40" in...

Crappie NOW How To Russ Bailey

 

Q&A What is a good fishing tip for November?

Fred Dooly, Texas. "In Texas where I live you can go to 30 or 40 foot water, maybe 50 or 60 feet. I put a ½-ounce bell sinker on bottom. I use two hair jigs, one 12 inches above...

Mississippi Classic Shootout

by Tim Huffman Bass Pro Shops Crappie Masters All American Tournament Trail held their National Championship in late September. They had 154 teams fishing for the title and prize money. Runner-ups Ronnie Capps and Steve Coleman bring in an...

Late Fall Docks

Story & photos by Tim Huffman Dock fishing in the fall and winter can be excellent. There are several ways to fish docks with each one being better or worse depending upon the type dock, water depth and fish...

Opening Cast

2014 has been a great year on the road. As a writer photographer, I attended outdoor writer events in Arkansas, Tennessee, Missouri, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and New York. Each event had excellent opportunities to fish with experts. Fishermen included touring...

Crappie Calendar

(Fishermen, check with club/association for exact dates, changes, cancellations and rules.) Nov 8 Coosa River- AL Neely Henry clubNov 20 Middle Tenn TBA drawDec 6 Middle Tenn Tim's Ford clubOct 10 Memphis TN Grenada Lake National Qualifier     ...

Crappie Clubs

Fishermen, check with club/association for exact dates, info, etc. CRAPPIE MASTERS www.crappiemasters.net Mike Valentine, Pres. 660-351-6960 2013 Champs: Tommy Skarlis & Kyle Steinfeldt CRAPPIE USA www.crappieusa.com    office@crappieusa.com   Darrell Van Vactor, Pres. 270-395-4204 2013 Champs: Capps & Coleman;...