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May CrappieNow is a good issue with a variety of topics. You’ll find plenty of tips, read about a record crappie and much more. I hope you enjoy it. Spring is always a busy time of year. This one has...

Fishing from the Shore …Enjoy Success with Only the Bare Essentials

Story & photos by Darl Black   With the arrival of May up north, it begins to actually feel like spring. Temperatures are finally warming and trees are greening up. Although some anglers have been fishing since the ice went out,...

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Crappie Basics #137: May Postspawn Crappie

It’s common knowledge that crappie are stressed and not actively feeding immediately following the spawn. They need to rest and recuperated. The good news is the negative feeding doesn’t last long. Within a week or two the crappie are...

The Future of Crappie Tournaments: Part 6 of 7…Pros, Classic & AOY

Story & photos by Tim Huffman               This issue discusses the “professional” title, winning a classic and winning Angler Team of the Year. Our series experts include Darrell VanVactor, General Manager of Crappie USA; Mike Vallentine, President and Owner of...

Q&A Why do you like one-pole fishing?

Brandon Jennings, LA, tournament fisherman. “Single-pole fishing is how I learned. It’s about feeling the bite. When he hits I’m going to put a crick in his neck. Single-pole is about the addiction to the thump that you can’t...

New Illinois Crappie Record

Ryan Povolish of Carbondale and Josh Jackson of Cobden never intended to go crappie fishing at Kinkaid Lake on Tuesday, March 28. They had planned to bass fish. Those plans were put on hold momentarily when another angler asked Jackson...

Cork-and-Minnow

Story & photos by Greg McCain   Simpler can be better even in the world of crappie fishing. Advanced tactics, advanced electronics, and advanced accessories are the norm among serious crappie fishermen. Yet, more advanced does not always translate to more...

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Crappie Basics #138: UV & Dyes

Spike-It UV spray actually brightens up your bait so fish can see it easier. The spray is aerosol so it flies away and won’t stick on your boat. Obviously, you don’t want to spray it into the wind or...

Future Anglers Attend Wisconsin Fishing Expo Learn the Fishing Basics

March 24, 2017. Recently, Learn 2 Fish US Certified Angler Educator, Greg Karch, and Karen Karch, shared their passion for fishing through hosting two fishing seminars at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sport Show. Greg presented his Fishing Basics seminar...

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Quickie Crappie with a Side and Dessert

We’re having a simple meal of crappie fillets, smashed potatoes with banana bread for dessert. It contains my favorite three food groups: fish, fat and sugar. The sugar part comes in a fruit. Gotta be good for you!   Quickie Crappies...

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