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

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The invasive fish are scaring away tourists and threatening recreational fishing businesses, since most anglers seek crappies... Cameron Mcwhirter, WSJ, "Carp Attack: Fight Against Invasive Fish Heads South," 19 Apr. 2019 Bass – will be in the same areas as the crappie and on main lake points, try using 10-inch worms, brush hogs, and jigs. Tyler Mahoney, kansascity, "Fishing report: Holiday week brings plenty of hits, some misses," 4 July 2018 Fresh shad is all but over in Stockton-area shops due to the cold water, and the sales of medium to large minnows have tapered off as well in response to a slowdown in the crappie bite in the south Delta. sacbee, "Fishing line: Trout action improves near Folsom Dam," 9 Jan. 2018 For crappie, sunny days are best using tube jigs and minnows near brush piles. Tyler Mahoney, kansascity, "Fishing report: Better prospects ahead following last week's cold front," 18 Apr. 2018 Mosquito Reservoir walleye are in the spotlight, and crappie are biting, too. D'arcy Egan,, "Fishing Report for March 23: Wet, warm weather a boost for river anglers," 23 Mar. 2018 Not all crappie spawn at once so anglers can also find fish staging in 10-15 feet over water around brush. Tyler Mahoney Special To The Star, kansascity, "Fishing report: The angling is good, from reports across the region | The Kansas City Star," 23 May 2018 The bass fishing has slowed a bit around the Portage Lakes, but the crappie and bluegill fishing has been fair to good., "Fishing Report for May 11: Western Lake Erie walleye fishing drawing crowds," 11 May 2018 Guide Mark Collins reports from Lake Weiss that crappies have finished spawning and are moving back to deeper water along creek channels, where they can be located by trolling Jiffy Jigs a few feet off bottom. Frank Sargeant,, "Friday Fishing Report," 27 Apr. 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 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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