crap·pie | \ˈkrä-pē \

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Troll for trout, throw plastics and crankbaits for bass or toss small jigs and crankbaits tipped with worms or cut bait to tempt bluegill, crappie and perch. Jordan Rodriguez, idahostatesman, "Warm Lake offers chance to beat the heat, catch some fish near Cascade," 9 July 2018 Outlook: Vic Oertle Guide Service reports: a few crappie are being caught as deep as 30 feet. Tyler Mahoney Special To The Star, kansascity, "Fishing report: Area water bodies welcome warming weather, improving prospects | The Kansas City Star," 25 Apr. 2018 The crappie king of Pennsylvania was having, by his standards, a crappy day on the lake. Jason Nark,, "Roxborough man wants to catch Pennsylvania's biggest fish, anywhere, anytime," 8 July 2018 Bass Pro Shops donated two commercial devices for the back lake to provide the crappie habitat. Carrie Napoleon, Post-Tribune, "Sinking a boat, intentionally: Volunteers establish fish habitat in Griffith lake," 7 May 2018 Fishing has also been good for crappie, large mouth bass and white bass this year. Dana Burke, Houston Chronicle, "Why Lake Conroe is full of monster fish," 30 Mar. 2018 The One Day Crappie Champion Tournament on March 31 will award a $2500 1st place payout and $1000 for the largest crappie; Frank Sargeant,, "Friday Fishing Report," 9 Feb. 2018 According to guide Mark Collins, one of the organizers, the contest has total prizes worth $172,000, which are awarded to anglers who catch one of the 1200 crappies tagged and released back into Lake Weiss before the event. Joe Songer,, "Over 85 amazing wildlife photos captured on trail/game cameras by our readers," 8 Feb. 2018 Good action is being posted in brushy areas and crappie and bluegill. sacbee, "Fishing line: Trout plants continue at Lake Amador | The Sacramento Bee," 15 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of crappie

circa 1827, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for crappie

Canadian French crapet

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crap·pie | \ˈkrä-pē \

Kids Definition of crappie

: either of two silvery sunfish that are caught for sport or for food

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