Crappie anglers, no matter your level of expertise, learn even more at the Crappie University. It is coming soon to the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and Chattanooga State Community College. In just its second year Crappie U. has grown from three colleges in two states to 15 colleges in 10 states. It is sponsored by Bobby Garland Crappie Baits.
Crappie University is not a seminar. It consists of a full eight-hour curriculum, composed of four classroom sessions of two hours each. It is modeled after the iconic Bassmaster University and was designed by the same person, Gary White. A staff of fishing experts instruct on crappie topics ranging from specific techniques to local seasonal patterns. The instructors are fulltime crappie guides, top tournament pros and local experts. The enrollment fee for the entire four-week course is $89.
The 2017 Crappie U. schedule runs from January to March and includes colleges and universities in Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas. For more information on Crappie University, including enrollment contacts for each school location, visit www.crappieuniversity.com. For more information on Bobby Garland, visit www.bobbygarlandcrappie.com.
The class dates for the University of Tennessee are: Feb. 9, 14, 21, 28; the dates for Chattanooga State C.C. are: Feb. 6, 13, 20, and March 1.