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Crappie School-ing

Think you’ve got what it takes to go back to college?

Bossier Parish Community College (BPCC) is offering a continuing education course called Crappie University with a new hook, literally, for anyone interested in crappie fishing, beginner to avid. Your professors will be a team of expert crappie fishing instructors. The 8-hour course encompasses four 2-hour night classes and costs $89 per person. The enrollment fee covers all course materials, including samples of crappie lures and jigheads. It’s a heck of a deal and events like this don’t come in our area often.

The BPCC Crappie University begins on Tuesday, Jan. 31, and then continues on the Thursday night dates of Feb. 2, 9 and 16. Class times are 7:30 – 9:30 p.m., and all four classes will be held at the Margaritaville Resort Casino Theater in Bossier City, La.

screen-shot-2017-01-22-at-6-28-26-pm“Crappie fishing is no longer just a cane pole and bobber sport, and the pursuit of this sport fish has never been more popular,” said Crappie University’s founder Gary White. “Across the country, the crappie is gaining on bass as the number one sport fish.”

“Crappie University is not a seminar, it’s an accelerated course in the strategies and techniques for becoming a better crappie angler. Our instructors are the best-of-the-best on their respective topics.”

Farmerville’s Steve Danna will be one of the instructors and the Duck Dynasty/Fin Commander duo of Jay Stone and John Godwin will be instructors on another night. Instructors also include America’s “Crappie Coach” Barry Morrow and Gary Dollahon, Bobby Garland pro and regional reporter for Barry Stokes’ Outdoor TV Show.

Crappie University 2016 is a continuing education program created by Gary White, founder of Bass Fishing Techniques and Bassmaster University, in response to surveys of former fishing program participants who have expressed interest in classes on crappie fishing tactics and techniques.

There’s a lot of big crappie action coming our way this spring. As a reminder for Lake D’Arbonne anglers:  The Louisiana State Championship Crappie Masters tournament will make it’s third annual trip to Farmerville on February 24 & 25 and D’Arbonne will also host one of its five national tournaments on the newly formed American Crappie Trail March 31- April 1 plus lots of smaller tournaments and events.




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