Crappie

News & Tips: A Spring Trifecta: Recipes for Crappie, Morels & Wild Turkey...
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A Spring Trifecta: Recipes for Crappie, Morels & Wild Turkey

May 18, 2015
For those who enjoy the outdoors there’s no better combination than the trifecta of fresh crappie, morel mushrooms, and wild turkey—all fried to perfection. Mustard Fried Crappie   Crappie fillets…
News & Tips: 3 Jig Details that Catch More Spring Crappie...
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3 Jig Details that Catch More Spring Crappie

May 1, 2015
Crappie can be choosy. While springtime often yields good action, it pays to have a stocked jig box so you can make adjustments on the water. Crappie jigs with these 3 features should always have a…
News & Tips: Late Season Ice Fishing for Panfish
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Late Season Ice Fishing for Panfish

March 3, 2015
The last period of safe ice typically offers some of the best ice fishing of the year for panfish like bluegill and crappie.  For crappies in particular, we often find fish shallow and the fish can…
Walleye pro Ted Takasaki by Walleye pro Ted Takasaki...
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Greenbackin' on the Ice for Lethargic Fish

February 5, 2015
I've had many folks ask me how I got into fishing and how I learned the tricks to compete successfully at high-level, professional tournaments. Although my dad always took me and my brother fishing…
News & Tips: Panfish: Strike Indicators & Wet Fly Rigs That Work...
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Panfish: Strike Indicators & Wet Fly Rigs That Work

July 23, 2014
Every now and then I get the urge to catch a mess of panfish for a fish fry. Where I live that generally means rock bass, which are in abundance. In fact, they’re common enough to be considered a…
News & Tips: 6 Easy How-To Steps to Fillet Bass, Crappie & Perch (infographic)...
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6 Easy How-To Steps to Fillet Bass, Crappie & Perch (infographic)

June 20, 2014
Panfish aka: bluegills, sunfish, crappies, bream, perch, shell crackers, pumpkinseeds, slabs and even smaller walleyes are called "pan" fish for a reason. Properly filleted and fried, they eat s-o-o-…
News & Tips: Reelfoot Lake in Tennessee is Panfish Paradise for Anglers...
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Reelfoot Lake in Tennessee is Panfish Paradise for Anglers

June 7, 2014
When a violent earthquake struck the Mississippi River valley during the bitter cold winter of 1811, aftershocks rumbled throughout a 2,000-square-mile area for months. Forty-five square miles of the…
News & Tips: Switch to Jigs to Catch More Panfish
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Switch to Jigs to Catch More Panfish

April 28, 2014
Worms, crickets and other live bait will nearly always catch panfish, but if you want to catch more panfish, switch to jigs. Bug-like jigs rate as outstanding imitations and tiny is better than big…
News & Tips: Fishing Bait Tip for Winter Crappie Points...
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Fishing Bait Tip for Winter Crappie Points

February 15, 2014
The challenge of bass fishing in the winter months can be made easier with bait tips from Jimmy Houston, host of Jimmy Houston Outdoors. Winter crappie often hold on points sloping toward bottom…
News & Tips: 3 Great Hard Baits for Late Summer Panfish...
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3 Great Hard Baits for Late Summer Panfish

August 30, 2013
Putting a few panfish in the livewell during mid to late summer is a different matter than the springtime, when spawning activities have fish in predictable locations. Warm weather success with…
News & Tips: 4 Fish & 4 Tips to Fishing Them
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4 Fish & 4 Tips to Fishing Them

August 22, 2013
1. Crappies If action is slow, try slapping and splashing the water with your paddle. This tactic may seem crazy, but the commotion sounds like feeding fish and will often attract nearby crappies and…
News & Tips: Impact of Climate Change on Fishing
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Impact of Climate Change on Fishing

January 11, 2013
The ice caps are melting, the seas are rising and species are adapting and moving into new habitats. The warming world climate is having many consequences, including a change in the size of aquatic…