Nov 2022

The world of professional tournament fishing is still reeling (pun intended) following the incredible case of apparent cheating in a major walleye fishing tournament last month.

Because of the dramatic scene of the tournament director actually cutting massive lead weights from walleye stomachs, the video went viral. The social media spiraled uncontrolled far out of the world of tournament fishing, spilling way over into the mainstream media.

Table Rock Crappie

Check out the background and it is easy to see why Missouri’s Table Rock Lake holds great numbers of crappie. When the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers created the lake in 1958, it left all of the standing timber untouched. (Photo: Richard Simms)   Larry Cloud shares Table Rock Crappie Secrets by Richard Simms  Branson, […]

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Crappie Decisions

Many outdoors men and women love to chase crappie and big bucks. That means they face some hard decisions in November. (Photo: Richard Simms)   Deer Season Crappie by Tim Huffman   It’s November. Deer hunting is in full-swing and crappie have gone into their fall feeding frenzy. Do you hunt or fish? How about […]

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Crappie Basics

Lindsey Lucas (center) is pictured with another award recipient, Kristine Ostertag and Curt McAllister, National Outdoor Communications Manager for Toyota. Megan Postol (not pictured) was also an award recipient.   Crappie Basics: Award-winning CrappieNOW Columnist CrappieNOW is proud to share that Reel Deal Columnist, Lindsey Lucas (15) was one of three recipients of the Toyota […]

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Crappie Expo Invitational

Father-son “Team Jeffries” won the richest crappie tournament ever held last month at the Wally Marshall Crappie Expo held in Branson, Missouri. (Video Screen Grab courtesy Billy Kinder)   Crappie Basics: Team Jeffries Takes Biggest Crappie Win in History BRANSON, MO – With a total purse of $300,000, and a first-place prize of $100,000, the [...]

Electronics by Wiegmann

Anglers can use their mobile devices headed to the lake or on the water with apps available in Android or iOS systems. (Photo by Brad Wiegmann).   Mobile Apps for Fishing by Brad Wiegmann   As the saying goes, “There’s an App for that.” So, it should come as no surprise to find out boating, […]

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Big Crappie Time of Year

Darin Keim knows that fall can be an excellent time to fish for crappies at Lake of the Ozarks in central Missouri. But he believes his techniques will work anywhere. (Photo: Brent Frazee)   Falling” for Big Crappies By Brent Frazee Fish are biting but they’re often overlooked once autumn arrives   Darin Keim encourages […]

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Expert Tips from Crappie Kirby

Crappie Kirby has made quite a reputation by being successful on all seasons. (Photo: Kenneth L. Kieser)   Kirby Ham’s Tactics for More Crappie by Kenneth L. Kieser   Searching for productive crappie fishing in a new lake is a challenge. Recently I joined Kirby Ham on a lake neither of us had fished, then […]

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Hot Products

Product Buzz by Tim Huffman   Slab Bites Crappie fishermen catch fish without using scent, so why use it? A hungry crappie will hit anything, but neutral and negative crappie may need some coaxing. Scent increases the odds a crappie will hit a bait and hold on longer, giving you more time to detect the […]

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The Reel Deal

Lindsey Lucas, her Dad, Kody Lucas and Guide Jordan Issacs show off some of the crappie caught on Bull Shoals Lake recently. Unfortunately, not pictured is “The one that got away.”     The Reel Deal: The One That Got Away by Lindsey Lucas   Every fisherman, or woman, has a story about “The one [...]

Garmin Mapping

The latest edition of Garmin mapping has just been released with Navionics incorporated into Garmin’s proprietary maps on its GPS units……Dan briefly gives an overview in this video.

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Table Rock Crappie Fishing Tip

Think small when fishing this great Ozark mountain Missouri lake.  In this video, Dan touches on some examples and shares a few Table Rock crappie fishing tips.

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Crappie with Parmesan Peanut Crust

Crappie with Parmesan Peanut Crust by Vernon Summerlin   Do you know your cheeses? Parmigiano-Reggiano is considered one of the world’s tastiest. It remained at the top of the connoisseurs Best Cheeses list for more than nine centuries. Unfortunately, it’s often poorly imitated. Parmesan adds an important tangy flavor to this month’s crappie recipe. Freshly […]

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Saying Grace

The Great Outdoors by Larry Whiteley   SAYING GRACE When our family gathers for Thanksgiving, one of us says grace as we all hold hands and bow our heads. Saying grace before meals is a way to remember God, not our credit card, provided the meal. Even if you are not a believer, saying grace […]

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