A Classroom for Avid Anglers: “Crappie U” is Visiting 11 States During 2018


Crappies are found throughout much of the United States. Not only are they fun to catch, but they’re tasty, too. Fishing for them can be as simple as using a cane pole from the bank, or stepping it up with advanced technology and gear.

If you want to improve your success on crappies, consider attending one of the 17 classes being offered this winter by Crappie University. During January, February and March 2018, Crappie U will visit 11 states and has a lineup of more than 40 expert instructors prepared to share their knowledge about the species to benefit anglers of all skill levels. Check out the video below for a glimpse of Crappie U.

Registration is open for the program that focus entirely on new and best tips and techniques for catching crappies in the geographic locations where held, ranging from Texas to Maryland. Enrollment processes vary by hosting school, but typically include call-in and online options. Registration fee is $89 per person.

Crappie University classes consist of four, 2-hour sessions taught during weeknights and usually over a period of 4 weeks. A different instructor teaches each night, covering diverse and comprehensive topics through multi-media presentations and hands-on demonstrations.

Missouri-based “Crappie Coach” Barry Morrow has been involved in Crappie University since its start 3 years ago, and says the program is a must-attend for anyone interested in the species.

“The instructor lineup reads like a Who’s Who of the crappie-fishing world,” Morrow said. “Each has his or her favorite techniques to share, but often it’s the more subtle takeaways, like a specialty knot or perhaps a tip for keeping track of how deep your bait is running, that become the eye-opening aha moments.”

Noted Oklahoma crappie authority Todd Huckabee agrees. “Seminars are one thing, but these classes are so different because everyone who attends is there for one thing only — learning more about catching crappies,” he said. “As a result, the classroom interaction is amazing, and the networking among like-minded anglers is unmatched. I’m a huge fan of Crappie U.”

Bobby Garland Crappie Baits returns again as the presenting sponsor of the educational program for the 2018 season.

The 2018 Crappie University schedule is shown below. For more information on class details and to register, visit www.CrappieUniversity.com.

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