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September 2014 Photo Contest

1st Place This Month!Jonathan Lin 15-16” slabs, caught at a dam in Albermarle, NC     Honorable MentionLake Oconee - Proud dad Rick Burgamy holding his son RJ and RJ’s first crappie! Honorable MentionDan Johnston – Rend Lake...

Tournament Results

June 20-21 Crappie Masters Truman Lake, MO One-pole Top Ten:1. Noel Fernandez – Allen Morgan 18.772. David Cox – Steve Hockett 18.493. Mike Friend – David Townsend 18.424. Brian McGhee – Don Brooks 18.245. Kyle Schoenherr – Rodney Neuhaus...

Crappies & Herbs

Vernon Summerlin Last month I promised a crappie recipe without using hot peppers. So mote it be... let's use herbs instead.When planting your garden, a plot set aside for herbs will pay off in better tasting foods as well...

Crappie Basics #85: Mouth to Back

Late summer and early fall crappie have a tendency to move up into the creeks. The baitfish move more as cool nights start cooling shallower water. Crappie won't be far from the baitfish.Try starting at the mouth of a...

Rigging Your Crappie Boat…Storage for Long Crappie Poles

By John Neporadny, Jr The Rod Safe holds up to eight pre-rigged poles to prevent lines from tangling while the boat is running, and the storage system has a key lock to prevent theft. Those long crappie poles offer...

Crappie NOW How To Video Russ Bailey ICAST 2014

Clipping Onto Crappie

By Vic Attardo It's about the weather isn't it?It's always about the weather.The weather dictates where crappie are found, how they're reacting and even how we're going to fish.And the weather not only changes by the day but sometimes...

Q&A (From the BnM Pole Pro Staff) What is your favorite BnM pole?

Charles Bunting, Missouri, says, "The 12-foot Ultralight has always been our bread-and-butter pole. It's really light. The original style pole is what we were using when we won the classic. The newest model with a rear reel seat is...

Crappie NOW How To Video – Dropping bait in slow with TJ Stallings

 

Crappie Basics #84: Hunt & Fish

Fall is one of the greatest times of the year. Cooler mornings are refreshing and enjoyable. Late September through early fall is a goog time to get out to hunt or fish. So why not do both?Motor to a...

Rollin’ Down the River

By Ron Presley Crappies sometimes like to hide under shady overhangs and hard to get to places. Presenting a lure or bait back under overhanging branches in crappie infested waters is a sure way to hook up with...

ICAST- Part 2

by Tim Huffman ICAST is the largest international fishing industry show in the world. Manufactures and media vote on the best products in each category and those were presented in the previous issue of CrappieNow.This issue we visit with...

Advanced Seasonal Structure – Laydowns

By Tim Huffman All crappie fishermen have fished laydowns. When they are in proper depths, they are year-round crappie-holding spots. Fall laydowns can be in a variety of depths depending primarily on water temperatures. Which Laydown?If you know the...

Opening Cast

Most of the country had a cooler than normal summer. That's great. As I get older the heat get hotter and the cold gets colder. However, summer didn't forget to give us one last blast of scorching heat before...