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Ice fishing is not for the faint of heart. That might be why Southerners are glad they don’t get to, or have to, do it. But if you live up North it’s the only game in town for winter crappie anglers. Ken Perrotte and John Phillips show us why you might want to give it try, no matter where you live. Plus, we’ve got two great wrap-ups explaining how the best crappie anglers in the world won two major championships. Plus some awesome “How-to” videos, including a great Garmin LiveScope lesson directly from crappie greats, Ronnie Capps and Steve Coleman. All that and MUCH more in the December 2019 Edition of CrappieNOW!.

Opening CastHappy Birthday to me. December 1 is my birthday. I’m officially on Medicare now. Ugh! In 65 years, I have been on an untold number of fishing trips. Thousands and…
Destination: Southern Vermont – Fish All Night, Ski All Dayby Ken Perrotte The Green Mountain State has great snow skiing, but anglers can ski across the ice for nighttime crappie as well. “Come to the light,” James Vladyka eerily…
Old School Crappie Fishingby Kenneth L. Kieser Sometimes experience on the water and a little common sense will work better than high-tech electronics A recent report claimed high-tech fishing electronics could eventually hurt…
Learn 2 Fish with ushttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJzYqbNC-Qc
Crappie_Basics #201 – Consider Slime LineLike most anglers, professional crappie anglers Ronnie Capps and Steve Coleman say lighter line usually results in more bites. But, of course, the concern is breaking off a big fish…
The Best Video Game on Iceby John Phillips A Southern boy’s perspective on fishing Minnesota’s ‘hard water’ Because not much ice fishing exists in my hometown of Birmingham, Alabama – where we had 95-plus degree…
CrappieNOW “How to” Video: Bridge OverpassesSometimes the sweetest spot to crappie fish on your local lake might be right over your head. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfI1dyZY_Ew In fishing there is no such thing as “always” or “never.” Fish…
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Rogers Overcomes Rain/Wind to Win Grenada ACTby Richard Simms Matthew Rogers shared a unique secret that he said helped him win a $25,000 boat in the ACT Lake Grenada tournament. GRENADA, Miss. – The 2019 American…
Crappie_Basics #202 – Stay Safe on the IceYou will find some great ice fishing tips in this edition of CrappieNOW!. But the most important thing about ice fishing is KNOWING WHEN IT IS SAFE! The experts say…
CUSA Tournament Winners Adapt to Changing Conditionsby Ron Presley Koesters and Hengstler Claim Pro Division Victory at CUSA Classic while Shawn Salyers and Josh Lovett take the amateur side. Forget the competing anglers – Mother Nature…
In the Spotlight, Ed Moes and David ShandesWith 50,000 registered users, Crappie.com is a “go to” location for crappie fishermen all across the country. Established in 1996, one of the earliest online places for fishermen to read…
CrappieNOW “How to” Video: Garmin LiveScope“My granddaddy would flat roll over in his grave.” ~ B’n’M Professional Crappie Angler Ronnie Capps https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xuyQGgK_QU It is the latest rage in crappie fishing. The manufacturers say the Garmin…
LEAVE A PLATE OF FISH SALAD AND GRILLED VENISON FOR SANTA“HERE COMES SANTA CLAUSE, HERE COMES SANTA CLAUSE” and so on until the children are restless for dinner. ’Tis the season, but let’s prepare something different this year, mixing up…
B’n’M Offering New TCB Series RodWhether you like to fish for crappie, trout or bluegill – or all of the above, B’n’M is building a new rod designed specifically for you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OhOcBHY7Bw Leland’s TCB (Trout,…
Tournament ResultsCENTRAL ILLINOIS CRAPPIE CLUB OCTOBER 20th DECATUR LAKE 1. Dave Redecki/Scott Boston 9.17 2. Brian Plank/Will Pland 9.06 3. David Birch 7.55 4. Lee Buehnerkemper/Greg Niebrugge 6.88 5. Shawn Shelby/Mike…
Crappie CalendarDEC 7th BEAVER LAKE CRAPPIE ASSOCIATION BEAVER LAKE BIG CRAPPIE CHALLENGE DEC 7th CRAPPIE USA ST. JOHNS RIVER TRAIL DEC 7th MAGNOLIA CRAPPIE CLUB OKATIBBEE LAKE CLUB DEC 7th TWIN…
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Crappie Kids: Sam and Maxhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkV3E7WUXjE
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