on Feb 17, 2014 11:01 AM • Views 3928

Where to find and how to catch crappie are two topics that will be covered at a free Crappie Fishing Seminar, scheduled for March 13 at the Pechmann Center in Fayetteville.

Media Contact: Jodie B. Owen

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (Feb. 17, 2014) – Learn about fishing tackle and techniques to catch crappie at a free fishing seminar hosted by the N.C.Wildlife Resources Commission on March 13 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

The seminar, which will be held at the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center in Fayetteville, will feature veteran fishing guide Freddie Sinclair. Topics include: 

  • Crappie Facts: Spawning, movement habits of white and black crappie;
  • Locating Fish: Locating structure and submerged terrain features that attract fish;
  • Equipment: Bait/lures; selecting and rigging live bait and artificial lures; rod and reel combinations; explanation of equipment and applications; and,
  • Techniques: Tips for tight light presentation and long-line trolling.

Sinclair has been a guide for crappie anglers on Falls, Jordan and Shearon Harris lakes for more than 17 years, specializing in long-line trolling. He has won several crappie competitions throughout the state and has been featured in multiple publications, including Angler Magazine and the Commission’s Wildlife in North Carolina.

The seminar is free, but limited to the first 75 people, and so pre-registration is required. To pre-register or for additional information, contact Thomas Carpenter, Thomas.carpenter@ncwildlife.org or 910-868-5003, ext. 15.

The John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center is located at 7489 Raeford Road, in Fayetteville. The center is the Wildlife Commission’s only education facility dedicated to teaching visitors about conservation of North Carolina’s freshwater fishery resources and providing visitors with opportunities to learn fishing skills in the classroom and on the water.

For more information on fishing in public, inland waters, including an interactive map of more than 500 public fishing access areas throughout the state, visit the fishing page.

Download a high-resolution version of the crappie image above. Please credit Keith Hendrickson/NCWRC