Crappie University instructors and topics change annually. Even if a Crappie U class was held at the same location last year, an all-new curriculum is slated for this year. Please see current locations, instructors and topics here.
The course consists of three class nights, each with a different topic taught by a different instructor. All instructors are crappie experts on many different Oklahoma waters, and all have their own methods and tips for crappie-catching success throughout the year. Their instruction include multimedia presentations and hands-on demonstrations. Each class concludes with a Q&A session.
Crappie anglers of all skill levels will benefit from Mike’s instruction on proven crappie-catching tactics that work on waters in and around northeastern Oklahoma. He will share lessons learned from countless hours on the water fishing for crappie year-round at places like Lake Eufaula, Fort Gibson Lake, Okemah, Tenkiller, Dripping Springs, Okmulgee Lake and more. Tips include sonar use, making the most of natural signs like bird and shad activity, tackle rigging and favorite baits and colors.
Bobby Garland soft-plastic crappie baits come in all sizes, shapes and colors … so are all these different baits to catch fish or fishermen? This class provides insight around the science of development around Garland baits, and why each was created and for what primary use. Gary tells how he picks what colors for which conditions, and how to interpret what crappie are telling you when they react (or don’t) to what you have tied on to the end of your line.
Some anglers tout success is all about having multiple crappie rods and tackleboxes of baits at their sides and ready for action. Chris talks about his focus on keeping his crappie fishing simple, whether fishing from a boat or a dock. He explains how he relies on only on a small selection of favorite fish catchers, ones carefully chosen beforehand based on proven results for where he’s going and how he intends to fish. He shares why his crappie fishing success is a result of simplicity and fishing to his strengths.