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Wildlife Commission Schedules Crappie Fishing Seminar on Jan. 24

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will offer a free winter crappie fishing seminar on Jan. 24 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center in Fayetteville.

The seminar, which is appropriate for novice and experienced anglers, will be presented by Freddie Sinclair, who has been crappie fishing guide on Falls Lake, Jordan Lake and Shearon Harris Reservoir for more than 19 years, specializing in long-line trolling technique. He will cover topics such as:

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
Techniques: Tips for tight-line presentation and long-line trolling

Space is limited and pre-registration is strongly recommended. Pre-register online or for additional information, contact Thomas Carpenter, Thomas.carpenter@ncwildlife.org or 910-868-5003, ext. 11. The John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center is located at 7489 Raeford Road, in Fayetteville.

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.