Top Three Crappie Baits
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Top Three Crappie Baits

For the past ten winters, I’ve enjoyed finessing winter bass with the Ned Rig. It was amazing at how effective Z-Man ElazTech baits like the ZinkerZ and Finesse TRD are for alluring cold-water bass. As […]

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VMC JIGS HELP ANGLERS CONVERT

    When it comes to matching the hatch, more options ensures better outcomes. So stock up on VMC’s new finesse baits, which mimic a wide range of forage, including aquatic insects, crustaceans and baitfish. The […]

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Fishing For Fall Crappies (Video)

Team Northland’s Gary Iskierka shows you how to find and catch fall crappies. In fall, crappies move towards their winter basins and using your electronics are the best way to not only find fish, but […]

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New Hybrid Sunfish In Michigan

Michigan has a state record hybrid sunfish, caught in Lake Anne at Grand Mere State Park in Berrien County. Joel Heeringa, of St. Joseph, caught the fish July 9 while still-fishing with a crawler. The record fish […]

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Drop Jigging Raps On Fall Panfish

Leave the bait bucket at home this fall – you can load your boat with panfish by targeting breaklines with the Rapala® Jigging Raps. “I’ve almost exclusively gone away from live bait, and Jigging Raps […]

Fall Peak Crappies
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Fall Peak Crappies

Fall means great crappie fishing, even if few anglers get out and enjoy it. Lindy pro staffer and longtime Northwoods guide Jeff Sundin takes full advantage of the opportunities, however, and shares a few tips […]

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A Crappie Tip From Arkansas

As crappie across the state are hitting their stride, many anglers are relying on the old faithful offering of a fathead minnow or “shiner” dangling from a size 2 Aberdeen hook. There’s no doubt that […]

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April Edition Of CrappieNow

While I travel across our beautiful country, and to our neighbors in Canada, the one common denominator among people is our love for the outdoors. No matter background, heritage, income status, trade, etc., the outdoors […]

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Top Tips for More Spring Crappie

Crappie fishing is a right of passage signaling spring for many anglers.  Pre Spawn fishing opportunities are often consistant and coveted.  Might not be a better time during the entire calendar year to target panfish.  […]

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Slip Floats for Crappie

With his boat anchored 30 feet upwind of a floating marker buoy, an angler pitches a slip float rig about halfway to the buoy. Several seconds later the slip cork stands upright, with the minnow […]

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Crappie NOW – December 2017 Is Out

The holiday season brings good fishing. Join CrappieNow for the December issue where they fish with a quadriplegic guide, have a great tip to an Alabama lake, and revisit the 2017 Crappie USA Classic. Get […]

Crappie NOW October 2017
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Crappie NOW October 2017

Fall is a time for renewal for fish and fishermen. It’s a great time to get out and enjoy a day on the lake catching crappie. The best place to get your crappie fix then […]

September Crappie NOW Is Out
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September Crappie NOW Is Out

Fall is a time of transition, movements and turnover. It’s important to know the key success tactics to catch these crappie on the move. CrappieNow Magazine September issue is filled with tips and tactics. The […]

Cabbage Crappie Patterns
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Cabbage Crappie Patterns

Midsummer panfish patterns often become overlooked by some anglers as bass and walleye seasons open across the Midwest.  Minnesota angler Tony Mariotti is widely renowned for his knack for finding panfish through the season and […]

CrappieNOW April 2017 Is Now Out, Get While It Is Hot
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CrappieNOW April 2017 Is Now Out, Get While It Is Hot

April is a great crappie fishing month with fish being active and in a variety of depths. CrappieNow Digital Magazine describes where, how and tips for catching crappie.  Link – http://www.crappienow.com/cn/april2017/ Super Shallow Crappie, Story […]

Catch More Crappie And Use A Kayak
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Catch More Crappie And Use A Kayak

With the mostly mild winter conditions this year and the arrival of spring on the horizon, many crappie anglers are itching to get out and catch some slab crappie. At this time of year, crappie […]

Fishing Panfish With Mepps
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Fishing Panfish With Mepps

If you’re looking to get “back to the basics,” or if you’re in search of just plain fun, and enjoy eating fish, visit your favorite panfish lake soon. Concentrate on weed lines and bottom cover […]

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Shallow for spring crappies

To catch big crappies this spring, target shallow reeds and wood with VMC® jigs and Trigger X® soft baits once water temps hits 42 to 44 degrees. When the water warms to the upper 40s, […]

CRAPPIE ANGLER’S UNORTHODOX APPROACH
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CRAPPIE ANGLER’S UNORTHODOX APPROACH

Todd Huckabee is unorthodox because of his tackle selection. As with most crappie anglers, Todd seeks aggressively biting fish. But that is where he seems to depart from conventional wisdom.  Todd maintains, “Crappie will bite […]

FIRST TRIP CRAPPIES
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FIRST TRIP CRAPPIES

Spring came early in many areas this year, and that enabled us to get that first fishing trip of the year in early.  For many of us, the first fishing trip of the open water […]

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Forage Factors For Early Panfish

The arrival of warm, spring weather surely fires the urge to ready panfish gear and launch the boat, but Northland pro Chip Leer reminds anglers not to get ahead of themselves when they hit the […]

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DEVILS KITCHEN BLUEGILLS

Clear water with shoreline weeds and an abundance of submerged wood makes for a blue gill factory. Devils Kitchen Lake is well known for its magnificent scenery and lack of fishing pressure.  As the water […]

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Bacon-wrapped crappie (VIDEO)

Cooking bacon-wrapped crappie with OOD Food Editor Andrew Rochon. This simple, yet tasty dish can be made right on the shore or Ice. One frying pan is all it takes. Healthy greens and hearty red […]