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Crappie Fishing Seminar Slated at Pymatuning

April 4, 2014
Ohio Valley Outdoors

JAMESTOWN, PA - A free crappie fishing seminar will be conducted on May 15, 2014, from 6-8 p.m. in the Pymatuning State Park Environmental Classroom at the Jamestown Marina.

The seminar will focus on special techniques, including "Spider Rigging" (a multiple pole, slow-troll technique), "Single Pole Dipping" (akin to bass pitching but for crappies), "Shootin'" (technique to sling-shot baits into hard to reach areas) and practical use of DownVu/SideVu scanning sonar in crappie fishing. Presentations will be offered by a panel of expert pro-staff anglers from several major tackle companies.

Presentations are expected from: Dan Dannenmueller, Publisher of Crappie Now, an online magazine and professional crappie tournament fisherman; Russ Bailey, 10-time National Crappie Championship qualifier and host of Anytime Crappie DVD series; and Mark McQuown, sales manager for Garmin Electronics. Also available to answer questions will be T.J. Stallings (Road Runner Lures); David Baynard (Driftmaster Rod Holders) and Dale Black (Gamma Fishing Line).

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Pro Crappie Angler Dan Dannenmueller (right) will offer expert fishing advice on crappie fishing during a seminar on May 15 at Pymatuning State Park. OV Times Editor Larry Claypool (left) participated in the PA Crappie Camp in 2013.

The national experts will be in town to participate in the Third Annual PA Crappie Camp Media Event being held on lakes in Crawford County and Mercer County. The Crappie Camp is hosted by Crawford County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Visit Mercer County PA, and Pymatuning State Park.

PA Crappie Camp brings together outdoor writers and photographers from national fishing publications, pro-staff anglers and representatives of tackle companies in a three-day on-the-water experience. Attending media members will field test equipment, interview the experts and enjoy the excellent crappie fishing on Pymatuning Lake, Conneaut Lake and Shenango River Lake.

Questions from bystanders and fishermen during previous PA Crappie Camps regarding some of the unusual rods and techniques undertaken by the out-of-state crappie experts lead to the decision to provide an educational seminar for the public at the conclusion of this year's camp.

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Free tickets may be picked up at Espyville Outdoors, Espyville, PA; Hill's Country Store, Williamsfield, OH; Richter's General Store, Linesville; and Jigger Tackle, Franklin, PA.

There is no charge to attend the seminar; however individuals must have a ticket obtained in advance of the seminar. Seating is limited in the Environmental Classroom, and therefore anyone without a ticket will likely not be accommodated. Free tickets may be picked up at Espyville Outdoors, Espyville, PA; Hill's Country Store, Williamsfield, OH; Richter's General Store, Linesville; and Jigger Tackle, Franklin, PA.

Door prizes from participating tackle companies will be awarded by random drawing at the conclusion of the seminar. You must be present to win.

 
 

 

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