Opening Cast

If you are a CrappieNow reader you should know we have an elite group of outdoor writers. They are gifted writers and photographers, with fishing skills, and a desire to help you catch fish.Along with humor, Keith Sutton has...

Advanced Seasonal Structure – Cold-Weather Stump Fishing

Story & photos by Tim Huffman Cold-Weather Stump Fishing is a combination of stump fishing mixed with factors you might face. The key to fishing this time of year is survival because the weather and water can be deadly....

Southern Tactics for New Year Crappie

Florida anglers have two things on their mind in January. It is the month that crappies generally begin their spawning ritual and it is when the fish are the biggest and healthiest. Those two reflections translate into some great...

Crappie NOW How To January Crappie with Russ Bailey

   

Tip of the Month -Tacklebox Clean-Up

Winter is a great time for cleaning your tackleboxes. There is no one perfect system but this is what works for many heavy-duty fishing experts.A good place for the task is in front of a TV football game....

Crappie Basics #88: Learning to Fish

I'm often asked, "What is the best way to learn to fish?" That's not a black and white answer, but the very best way I know is to team up with someone who knows how to fish. It can...

Q&A What are the most common questions you get in your crappie seminars? Any odd questions?

Brian 'Bro' Brosdahl- Minnesota, Bro's Guide Service, pro staff for Frabill, Northland, others.Q: What are the go-to colors for crappies?A: No such thing as a #1 color for all lakes. That being said pink-white and blue-white are my confidence...

ICE STRATEGY: Sit & Wait, or Run & Gun

By Darl Black The first crappie of the day is significant because there are always more in the same spot. Ice fishing has changed considerably from the first time I drilled a hole over 35 years ago. I never had the opportunity...

Organizing Tackle in the Boat

By John Neporadny Jr. Organizing tackle in my boat has always been a challenge, but some manufacturers are making it an easier task.A variety of organizing systems are available from boat manufacturers or tackle companies that make it easier...

Coloring Your Ice Fishing

Story & Photos by Vic Attardo Ice fishing is most often a white, blue and black world. The intensity of these colors can get a little trying on the eyes.The blue is the clear winter sky, the black is...

Vern’s Cooking & Tidbits: Crushed and Crusty Crappie

By Vernon Summerlin Origin of Corn FlakesCorn Flakes, believe it or not, were invented as part of an Anti-Sexual Crusade in the 18th and 19th centuries. Michigan physician John Harvey Kellogg was uncomfortable about sex because he thought thinking...

Crappie Basics #89: Line Size

There are two reasons why light line will produce more bites than heavier line. One reason is visibility. Water is usually clearer when the water gets cold so smaller diameter and low visibility is an advantage. More importantly, light...

2015 Calendar

(Please check with club/association for exact dates, changes, cancellations, rules and additional tournaments)JANUARY 10 CAROLINA WYLIE-BUSTER CLUBJANUARY 16-17 CRAPPIE USA LAKE TALQUIN FL SUPERJANUARY 17 MAGNOLIA OKATIBBEE LAKE MS CLUBJANUARY 17 BAYOU STATE LAKE CLAIBORN CLUBJANUARY 17 CAT TX...

Crappie Clubs

Fishermen, check with club/association for exact dates, info, etc. MAGNOLIA CRAPPIE CLUB -MS        www.magnoliacrappieclub.com CRAPPIE ANGLERS OF TEXAS (CAT)- TX www.crappieanglersoftexas.com WEST TENNESSEE CRAPPIE CLUB-WTCC -TN www.westtennesseecrappieclub.com; also facebook INDIANA SLAB MASTERS- IN www.indianaslabmasters.com MIDDLE TENNESSEE...

Tournament Results

Magnolia Crappie ClubNov.15, 2014 Enid Reservoir Club1. Chaney Starnes/ Glen Frazier 13.502. Bo Hudson/Brad Chappell 12.133. Tympel Turner/John Harrison 11.864. Charles Lindsey/Graham Taylor 10.765. Ronald Wade/Danny Wade 10.46Big FishChaney Starnes/Glen Frazier 2.47Rabbit Rogers/Pat Jeffcoats 2.46Middle Tennessee Crappie ClubNov. 8...