May 2021

OPENING CAST MAY 2021

Hello everyone, spring has arrived for almost everyone and fishing is in full swing.  It’s time to go out and have fun fishing and learn something new every day to expand your knowledge and skills. Expanding our knowledge involves obtaining info by reading, web research, digital content, videos as well as trying out what you learn by spending time on the water and practicing.

One source for learning is our ezine. CrappieNOW includes all the varied types of how-to content for beginners and advanced anglers as well. It is open 24/7 at www.crappienow.com. Other sources include clubs and associations which you can join to enjoy their benefits.

Crappie Basics 2 – May Flowers Mean Something

Spider-rigging multiple rods of the front of the boat is a tried-and-true crappie technique all across the country. In a the post-spawn period, it’s a … Continue reading Crappie Basics 2 – May Flowers Mean Something

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Survey Results on Lowering Crappie Tournament Limits, by Richard Simms, Editor

Among anglers in our survey who said they do fish in crappie tournaments, the overwhelming majority said they believe limits should be reduced from the … Continue reading Survey Results on Lowering Crappie Tournament Limits, by Richard Simms, Editor

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The Great Outdoors, by Larry Whiteley

WHAT’S SO GREAT ABOUT FISHING? Fishing is the one sport in the world where someone who takes the time to learn small things, and practices … Continue reading The Great Outdoors, by Larry Whiteley

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High Water Crappie Tactics, by Tim Huffman

Charles Bunting gets back into a brushy, shallow pocket to find some high-water fish. Slow trolling and jigging using LiveScope are two great techniques.   … Continue reading High Water Crappie Tactics, by Tim Huffman

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Light it Up to Create Your Own Food Chain, by Scott MacKenthun

Vermont crappie guide Capt. James Vladyka swears by Hydroglow lights to attract crappie.   Light it Up to Create Your Own Food Chain by Scott … Continue reading Light it Up to Create Your Own Food Chain, by Scott MacKenthun

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Recipes: Crappie Cooked with Fiery Air, by Vernon Summerlin

Whoo-eee, hot air! I never thought one of those new-fangled fryers would woo and win me, but I’ve always been a late bloomer. Remember those … Continue reading Recipes: Crappie Cooked with Fiery Air, by Vernon Summerlin

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Catching Crappie After the Spawn, by Ron Wong

Travis Bullock with daughter, Keegan with some post-spawn slabs from Missouri’s Truman Lake. Catching Crappie After the Spawn by Ron Wong New fishing time, new … Continue reading Catching Crappie After the Spawn, by Ron Wong

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CrappieNOW “How to” Video: Different Depths on the Troll

When you haven’t been fishing a lot lately and you are unsure how crappie are holding, it’s always a good idea to begin your day … Continue reading CrappieNOW “How to” Video: Different Depths on the Troll

CrappieNOW “How to” Video: Don’t Ignore the Ponds

Most crappie anglers across the country frequent major reservoirs when in pursuit of crappie. However, they might be driving right past some of the best … Continue reading CrappieNOW “How to” Video: Don’t Ignore the Ponds

Waypoints: Success

When our outboard failed us, we had a lot of fun that fall fishing in the canoes.   Waypoints: Success Learning to fish and live … Continue reading Waypoints: Success

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Crappie Basics 1 – May Flowers Mean Something

Some crappie anglers consider live bait “cheating.” But look in EVERY professional crappie angler’s boat and you are likely to see a cooler full of … Continue reading Crappie Basics 1 – May Flowers Mean Something

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Eric Cagle HH Rods Prostaff on Post Spawn Fish

Eric Cagle and Wade McDonald operate C&M guide Service in Central Alabama. They guide on Lakes: Martin. Jordan. Mitchell and the Alabama River.  They have … Continue reading Eric Cagle HH Rods Prostaff on Post Spawn Fish

Eric Cagle HH Rods and Reels Prostaff

Eric Cagle and Wade McDonald operate C&M guide Service in Central Alabama. They guide on Lakes: Martin. Jordan. Mitchell and the Alabama River.  They have … Continue reading Eric Cagle HH Rods and Reels Prostaff

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