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

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Recent Examples on the Web Northern pike, crappie, bass, trout, catfish and perch can be caught in Navajo. Matt Wyatt,, "Pagosa Springs: Gateway to San Juan Mountains and base camp for anglers," 6 June 2020 White crappie spots are less dark and distinctive than black crappie spots. Popular Science, "A beginner’s guide to freshwater fishing," 1 June 2020 Or small worms burrowed in the fillets of your crappie? Joe Genzel, Outdoor Life, "10 Common Parasites and Diseases Found in Game Fish (and What You Need to Know About Them)," 27 May 2020 Reports from around the Portage Lakes have been skimpy, but some largemouth bass, crappie and bluegills have been cooperating. cleveland, "Small waters ripe for anglers: Fishing Report for March 6," 6 Mar. 2020 Crappie – shallow near spawning beds being caught on swimming minnows and crappie jigs; white bass – can be found in backs of creeks using grubs and swimbaits. Tyler Mahoney Special To The Star, kansascity, "Fishing report: Lakes and rivers around region reaching 60-degree mark | The Kansas City Star," 2 May 2018 Small crappie jigs cast and retrieved with the current close to the pilings also connect at times--weights from 1/16 to 1/8 ounce with 1.5 to 2.5 inch tails are most effective. Frank Sargeant,, "Bridgework for winter angling action," 10 Jan. 2018 With the heavy eyes tied close to the hook eye, Clousers dart and flash like small jigs, which crappie especially are fond of. T. Edward Nickens, Field & Stream, "The Best Flies for Catching Panfish," 12 Mar. 2020 Beginning this year on Pools 3 to 9 the daily bag limit of bluegills, yellow perch, pumpkinseed sunfish and crappies is reduced to 15 each. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Lots of new Wisconsin fishing regulations take effect April 1. Here's what you need to know.," 28 Mar. 2020

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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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17 Jun 2020

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“Crappie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 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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