Crappie fish (Pomoxis) (05)

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Crappie (Pomoxis family)

***** Location: North America
***** Season: Late Spring
***** Category: Animal


It is a fish and in late spring early summer (April - May) Crappie-Thons are held across Texas. Like Bass Tournaments but for Crappie. Big thing here Radio and TV ads sponsors for prizes the whole shebang!

Don Haney, US


Say hello to spring. It's the smell of flowers, a landscape of blooming dogwoods and spawning time at hand when hefty slabs put a bend in your pole.

There are several reasons why spring is the most popular season among crappie fishermen, but the main one is the movement of fish up into shallow water making them somewhat easier to find and catch. Spring is the season that brings the fish and the fishermen closer together than at any other time of the year.


Black Crappie (Pomoxis nigromaculatus)
Other names:
speckled perch, specks, papermouth, bachelor perch, calico bass, strawberry bass, or white perch



White Crappie (Pomoxis annularis)
Other names:
speckled perch, papermouth, silver bass, bachelor perch


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Things found on the way

In many cases, kids don't get the opportunity to go fishing. Some don't have a dad or mom, uncle or aunt, grandparents or guardian that has taken the time to introduce them to this great sport which has brought so much enjoyment to so many.

That's the other side of the coin we saw. Kids that wanted to yet seldom got the chance. For several, it was their first fishing trip. We pray it wasn't their last.

At many CRAPPIE USA 1-day events, we devoted a portion of our time and provided opportunities at the rodeos where, for a few short hours, a kid could go fishing, earn some degree of self esteem and go home a winner.

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late spring -
bridge piling serves
as a crappie bed

A piling of course is the columns supporting bridges and they make an awesome fishing hole for crappie, as well as sunken Christmas trees.

Christmas tree
in early summer

... crappie bed

After Christmas we round up Christmas trees that people are disposing of tie them together and weight them down and sink them in January and by April the crappie have made a home there - thus a fishing hole for the crappie-thon. We (myself and two friends) have been known to catch over a hundred in one day.

Don Haney


the Daruma bobber dunks deep: a slab!

"slab" is a local slang for a large crappie

Daruma is a folkfigure in Japan sort of the same shape and colors of those ubiquious round plastic fishing bobbers.

"chibi" (pen-name for Dennis M. Holmes)

Fishhook Daruma !!!


cool morning
long line at ramp
crappie biting

Frank Brannock
©2003 Randy Brooks, Millikin University, Decatur, Illinois


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***** crappie-thon

Come have a great time and win some prizes, fishing in the "Quiet Lakes" Crappiethon - Thousands of Dollars worth of tagged crappies are swimming in Ghost Lake waiting for some lucky anglers to catch them. Catch one and you win! Great cash prizes up to $xxx per tagged fish.

sun burned anglers
weigh in

Don Haney

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1 comment:

Unique Designs from Zazzle said...

bobbers dance
along the lake -
crappie thon

shane gilreath