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Crappie Fishing

Crappie Record Established For Chattahoochee River Below Buford Dam

That beautiful stretch of the Chattahoochee River in the north Atlanta suburbs below the Lake Lanier tailrace is best known for fantastic trout fishing, including for naturally producing brown trout that can grow to huge sizes. There is also good fishing for other species, especially in the lower end of this stretch of river in…

Eufaula’s Crappie Therapy

Don’t underrate the positive side effects of a crappie fishing experience, even in the hot summer months, on Lake Eufaula. In fact, “crappie therapy” is the label that Alabama angler Mark Martin frequently uses in his social media posts. He has a healthy following on Facebook and posts frequent pictures of his crappie catches there.…

The Satilla River Summer Special

If you’ve ever thought about a bucket-list trip to the Satilla River, don’t put it off another summer. I’ve spent my entire life fishing the blackwater river, and in 30 years I can assure you the fishing has never been as good as it is right now. Whether you want to target redbreast, bluegill, crappie,…

Lake Rabun Gets New Black Crappie Record

New lake records are exciting, but when a 12-year-old provides a new benchmark for a fish, it certainly makes the story even better. Colter Cannon, of Clayton, was fishing Lake Rabun on April 23 with his dad Johnathon when he caught a new lake-record black crappie. The slab weighed 2-lbs., 0.16-os. on certified scales at…

Another Lake Allatoona Crappie Record Broken

When it comes to crappie, lakes have up cycles and down cycles. Lake Allatoona, the 12,000-acre U.S. Corps of Engineers reservoir located just 30 miles north of Atlanta, is definitely on an up cycle. For the second time in less than a month, an angler has broken an Allatoona lake record for crappie. On Feb.…

3-Pound Slab Breaks Lake Hartwell Crappie Record

A Lake Hartwell black crappie just broke a record that has stood for almost 25 years. Jimmy Burns, of Fair Play, S.C., was fishing off a dock on March 2 with his friend Neal Boggs when he caught the new record slab. The black crappie was certified at 3-lbs., 1.76-ozs. Jimmy and Neal were fishing…

Allatoona White Crappie Record Broken After 42 Years

After a 42-year run, the Lake Allatoona white crappie record has been broken. Cody Hopkins, of Canton, is the new record holder after catching a 3-lb., 4.24-oz. slab on Feb. 10. “It was only the third fish I’ve caught since moving here on Dec. 4,” said Cody. Cody is the new caretaker at Cushing Memorial Park…

Lake Jackson & The Crappie Ninja

It was Sept. 7, 2021, and the air temperature at 4 p.m. was hitting 90 degrees when we launched the boat into 4,700-acre Lake Jackson outside of Monticello. It was hot, steamy and not a hint of a breeze. Not ideal conditions for crappie fishing by any means, yet I was still optimistic that we…

Allatoona Black Crappie Record Broken After 54 Years

After 54 years, the black crappie record has been broken on Lake Allatoona. The angler was Ralph Evans, of Marietta, who caught the 3-lb., 2-oz. fish on April 6. Below he shares the story of the catch as he pays tribute to a close fishing partner who passed away recently from COVID. By Ralph Evans…

West Point Crappie With Joey Mines

West Point fishing guide Joey Mines says that crappie anglers are some of the kindest and most friendly people in the world. He should know since he has been guiding them to crappie for 38 years and averages 275 days a year fishing for them on West Point. That’s a lot of crappie fishing! Joey…

Crappie Recipes

Wild Game Recipes: Broiled Crappie

What you’ll need:1 shaker of Tony Chachere’s cajun seasoning1 package of dried Italian dressing powder mixRitz cheddar cheese crackerspaprikablack pepperolive oilbutter After scaling the crappie, fillet them, but leave the skin on. Place the fillets skin down on a pyrex pan brushed with olive oil. Butter the fillets before sprinkling with black pepper, the cajun…