Crappies

Deep-water crappies in the fall

By Angling Buzz Cooling water temperatures create chaos in the shallower water of lakes and reservoirs. Frigid rains and howling winds mix the surface layers, with the turbulence eventually reaching down to and disrupting the summer thermocline. Surface water temperatures plummeting from 65 F down to about 55 F indicate that the disruptive fall turnover process is in progress. During…

Crappie craziness – in mid-summer?

In the Midwest, crappies are the king of the spring. But mid-summer crappies can be a lot more rewarding than one might think: Productive days during the summer months can often yield much higher catch rates than those in the spring. How so? For more, click here.   Categories: Feature Tags: Angling Buzz, Crappies, Fishing

Massive crappie kill in Indiana lake

COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. — State DNR fisheries biologists have collected fish and water samples at a northeastern Indiana lake as the result of a fish kill involving thousands of crappies, the agency said Thursday. The fish kill began earlier this week at Loon Lake in Whitley and Noble counties. Samples were provided Wednesday to the Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory at…

Outdoor News video: Big lures for late-ice crappies

Crappies are more aggressive than you think. Michael Hehner is on the late Minnesota lakes showing the types of baits he uses on late ice crappies. Categories: Ice Fishing, Ice Fishing Tips, Illinois Videos, Michigan Videos, Minnesota Videos, New York Videos, Ohio Videos, Pennsylvania Videos, Wisconsin Videos Tags: Crappies, Ice fishing

For national crappie tournament winner and runner-up, weight of a nickel difference between tens of thousands of dollars

FARMERVILLE, La. — Less than a nickel’s weight made the difference between first and second place – and tens of thousands of dollars – at a recent fishing tournament in Louisiana. Tony Hughes and Jeff Riddle, both of Hornbeak, Tenn., pulled in 35.94 pounds of fish at the American Crappie Trail ‘s national tournament at Lake D’Arbonne. Daniel Porter of…

8-year-old Rogers boy wins boat, motor, trailer in crappie tourney

Lincoln Erickson, front, and his father, Brian Erickson, in the boat Lincoln won Saturday in the Minnesota Bound Crappie Contest.An 8-year-old boy is the winner of a new fully-loaded boat with motor and trailer, the grand prize in the 50th Minnesota Bound Crappie Contest. Lincoln Erickson of Rogers won with a .93-pound crappy Saturday, May 19 on Lake Minnetonka in…