crap·​pie | \ ˈkrä-pē How to pronounce crappie (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web Located throughout the state, these lakes are noted for their quality fishing for bream, largemouth bass, channel catfish, and crappie (in most lakes). Frank Sargeant, al, "Outdoors notebook: Get ready to fish public lakes," 29 Jan. 2020 Less daylight can make things easier for low-light predators, like walleyes and crappies, but this comes at a cost: the death of healthy, oxygen-producing aquatic vegetation. Outdoor Life, "3 Killer Ice Fishing Tactics For Mid-Winter Pike, Walleyes, and Panfish," 17 Jan. 2020 The size limit on crappies in most Alabama waters is 9 inches, and the bag limit is 30 daily. Frank Sargeant,, "Tournament turns out big crappie catches at Pickwick, Wilson Lakes," 4 Apr. 2018 Heavy rains and rapidly rising water have also added a challenge, but persistent anglers can still find bass, catfish and crappies this week. Frank Sargeant, al, "Friday Fishing Report: Don’t overlook catfish during winter months," 13 Dec. 2019 Carter also is finding lots of keeper crappies for his anglers looking to take home a mess of panfish; Frank Sargeant, al, "Friday Fishing Report: What’s being caught on Alabama waters?," 29 Nov. 2019 So many birthday parties, celebrated beside the pond filled with tasty trout and another with bass, crappie and other panfish. Bill Monroe, oregonlive, "Bill Monroe: As Indian Springs Trout Farm changes hands, ‘lots of memories’ remain," 29 Nov. 2019 The strike of a fall crappie can vary from one day to the next. Jim Gronaw,, "Jim Gronaw: When crappies attack this time of year," 27 Oct. 2019 Western Lake Erie: Schools of yellow perch have finally made an appearance, with good numbers of decent-sized perch biting on small emerald shiner minnows presented on crappie rigs. D'arcy Egan, cleveland, "Lake Erie walleye, steelhead trout heading to near-shore haunts: Fishing Report for Oct. 11," 11 Oct. 2019

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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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The first known use of crappie was circa 1827

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12 Feb 2020

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“Crappie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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crap·​pie | \ ˈkrä-pē How to pronounce crappie (audio) \

Kids Definition of crappie

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

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