Oct 2020

NPAA Oct 2020 News Blast

October 15th, 2020     Yamaha Pro Brandon Palaniuk Wins Bassmaster® Elite Event … Yamaha Pro Brandon Palaniuk weighed in 21 pounds, 11 ounces on the final day of the Bassmaster® Elite tournament on the Santee Cooper Lakes to capture a win with a four-day total of 72 pounds, two ounces. Read more npaa.net   […]

Fall Transition Impacts on Crappie Fishing – Techniques

Crappie Now – How-To – Pulling Equipment and Apps

Waypoints: A Time for Everything

Never be too proud to catch what Mother Nature gives you.    Waypoints: A Time for Everything Learning to fish and live life by Geremy Olson WayPoint: Never take yourself too seriously. When you do, you build walls that keep away the people that can help you and turn away the people you were meant […]

Pushing for Crappies, by Scott Mackenthun

Brad Wiegmann shows off a plump white crappie caught while pushing crankbaits.   Pushing for Crappies Find crappie-catching milk runs   by Scott Mackenthun When crappie schools spread out in large reservoirs and lakes, you can bet fishing guide Brad Wiegmann will be ready to cover water to find them, and he knows just the […]

Crappie Basics – Keep Moving in the Fall, by Tim Huffman

Professional crappie anglers Charles and Travis Bunting say one key in the Fall is to keep moving until you find a concentration of fish.   Crappie Basics – Keep Moving in the Fall, by Tim Huffman Charles Bunting and his son, Travis, have garnered three national crappie championships along with numerous other titles. The duo […]

In the Spotlight: Robert Carlile, by Tim Huffman

Robert Carlile was born in 1969, is married with one daughter and owns a machine shop in Oklahoma. He calls Hudson and Ft. Gibson Lakes his home waters, but fishes all over the country competing in tournaments. He is in his second full year of competitive fishing, but has more top ten finishes than many […]

Crappie Kids – Chastenation

Chasten Whitfield is a young lady going above and beyond to help other youngsters and fishing is her greatest tool.   Chasten Whitfield works to help disadvantaged kids forget their troubles for one day, usually by sharing the joys of fishing. “Fishing is the tool I use to reach out to kids and get them […]

Sonar for Slabs- Tech Done Right, by Ed Mashburn

Good sonar units can make the difference between fish in the boat and just a boat ride. (Photo: John Phillips)   Sonar for Slabs- Tech Done Right, by Ed Mashburn Setting up and using sonar fish finders properly is important elements of good crappie fishing.   Of all the tools used by crappie anglers, probably […]

Crappie Basics – Fish the Ledges, by Tim Huffman

For crappie, structure located on or near a ledge, or dropoff, is just like the perfect pit stop for us when we’re traveling on the highway. (Photo: Richard Simms)   Crappie Basics – Fish the Ledges, by Tim Huffman Charles Bunting and his son, Travis, have garnered three national crappie championships along with numerous other […]

Recipes: Crappie Patties, by Vernon Summerlin

Crappie Patties & Frying Oils Great recipe and bonus info about frying oils   3 cups cooked crappie fillets, chopped 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped 1/2 cup celery, finely chopped 1 cup potatoes, shredded (or mashed potatoes) 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder (more or less […]

LiveScope Mysteries

With a LiveScope peering beneath a boat dock, you can almost count the number of crappie gathered around the dock pilings. Of course, that doesn’t mean they will all bite like this one did. (Photo: Richard Simms)   LiveScope Unlocks Crappie Mysteries, by Brent Frazee Electronics help fishermen discover what makes crappies bite   Charlie […]

OPENING CAST OCT 2020

OPENING CAST “You’ve come a long way baby.” Some of you may remember that iconic line as the centerpiece of a marketing campaign by Virginia Slims cigarettes, specifically targeting women during the early days of the feminist movement. But for fishermen the phrase more aptly applies to electronics. Who remembers the “Little Green Box,” the […]


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