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Home > Take Me Fishing Blog > August 2020 > 5 Summer Crappie Fishing Tips
White and black crappie are popular game fish that can be found in many U.S. waters. Before we go any further, let’s get the pronunciation issue out of the way. In what must be the most authoritative book on crappie, ”The Crappie Fishing Handbook,” author Keith Sutton clarifies that saying “croppie” is “more in keeping with the word’s derivation” rather than the “indelicate” alternative pronunciation. And although these fish are not known for leaping ability or fierce fights, crappie fishing is addictive because they are beautiful, can be caught in large numbers and, oh yeah, can be splendid table fare. Here are 5 summer crappie fishing tips:
Utilizing these summer crappie fishing tips, my son recently observed that he has caught more crappie this year than he had in his entire life. We’ve had so much fun, in fact, that on some of our fishing spots, crappie have now become our Plan A.
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Andy is an outdoor writer (http://www.justkeepreeling.com/) and stressed-out Dad has contributed over 380 blogs to takemefishing.org since 2011. Born in Florida, but raised on banks of Oklahoma farm ponds, he now chases pike, smallmouth bass, and steelhead in Pennsylvania. After earning a B.S. in Zoology from OSU, he worked in fish hatcheries and as a fisheries research technician at OSU, Iowa State, and Michigan State.
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