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When temperatures soar into the nineties daytime fishing isn’t much fun anymore. No worries – here’s a step-by-step guide on how to catch crappie under the moon when all is calm, and cool. Or you can keep a little breeze blowing in the daytime by trolling crankbaits for slabs. Or take a road trip to Southeast Tennessee for a well-kept crappie secret and some great family fun – all in the August 2019 issue of CrappieNow.

Opening CastI’m not going to lie. As the new Editor of CrappieNOW, I’m nervous. I’ve been a game warden kicked in the head by a poacher and left lying in the…
Crappie: We’ll Leave the Light on for Youby Brent Frazee Lights create a food chain that attract crappies In the summer when the days grow 15 hours long and at high noon you can fry an egg…
Learn 2 FishLearn 2 Fish With Us, Inc. is a not-for-profit company (501C3 organization) that was started in 2006 by Greg Karch, founder and certified Angler Educator and Instructor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vT9KqpeTY2k
Crappie Basics #193, by Keith Sutton for Bass Pro ShopsWhen night-fishing for crappie some anglers use only fuel-powered lanterns like those made by Coleman. Others use only floating or submersible fishing lights. Smart anglers use both. Hanging lanterns attract…
Pullin’ Crankbaits for Hot Summer Actionby Tim Huffman, Senior Writer  Sometimes a slow presentation isn’t what it takes to trigger big summer crappie to bite. It’s hot. Air and water temperatures are oppressive. Sticking a…
Crappie NOW How to video: Holding FishOne of the very first thing parents or mentors should do with youngsters is to teach them how to hold a fish. It doesn’t matter if they’re grabbing a big…
300 Miles of Crappieby John Felsher Diverse River System Offers Many Places to Catch Crappie   With hundreds of miles of rivers and thousands of acres of lakes, Alabama crappie fishermen never have…
Crappie NOW How to video: Willow FlyAny angler who frequents major lakes in the summertime are probably familiar with willow fly hatches, or some call them May flies. The nymphs live underwater for a year, sometimes…
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Destination: Chattanooga and Chickamauga Lakeby Richard Simms Chickamauga Lake crappie fishing may be one of Tennessee’s best kept secrets “Pardon me boy, is that the Chattanooga Choo Choo….” Chances are you know those lyrics…
Crappie Basics #194, by Keith Sutton for Bass Pro ShopsThe biggest problem when night-fishing is seeing your equipment, but a can of fluorescent paint can be used to mark equipment for easy visibility. You’ll be surprised how much easier…
June ACT Tournament on Kentucky Lakeby Richard Simms  The Ronnie Capps/Steve Coleman team continues to dominate on the ACT Trail. PARIS, Tenn. – The powerhouse team of Ronnie Capps and Steve Coleman claimed yet another…
CRAPPIE KIDS: Go at their own paceIt happens in lots of families, and to lots of kids. Parents or some kids can’t wait to go fishing. They’re always chomping at the bit. But other youngsters might…
Crappie Gear: New Colors from Bobby GarlandAre you a “color guy” – one of those anglers who is convinced that every day crappie prefer a new or different color combination? If so, you will want to…
Cola-n-Beer Fried CrappieBefore we get to this month’s recipes, let’s look at the basic kitchen tools you’ll need to get fish fillets from the fish, to the table and ready to eat.…
Tournament ResultsFLORIDA CRAPPIE CLUB JUNE 22nd LAKE HENDERSON 1. Chuck/Randy 7.15 2. Darryl Cole/Terri Cole 7.09 3. Moose/Hillbilly 6.07 4. Allen/Mr Bates 4.01 5. Scott/Randy 3.11 BIG FISH 1. Chuck/Randy 1.05…
THE GREAT OUTDOORSby Larry Whiteley A SUMMER EVENING The summer evening is dark, the air is warm, and I drift into a secluded cove. Swallows dip and swoop, crickets chirp madly, bats…
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