Crappie University announces its 2019 classes are set and include 10 repeat venues for the new year, all being in areas known for excellent crappie fishing opportunities nearby.
In Illinois, Illinois Central College in Peoria will host a class on Jan. 26.
In Kansas, the hosting college for the four-night class is Johnson County Community College, Feb. 4, 11, 18 and 25, in Overland Park.
In Kentucky, Blue Grass Community and Technical College in Lexington will host a class on Feb. 16.
In Louisiana, the hosting colleges are Bossier Parish Community College, Jan. 26, in Bossier City, and University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Feb. 23, in Lafayette.
In Missouri, State Fair Community College in Sedalia will host a class on Jan. 26; St. Charles Community College will host a class on Feb. 16, in St. Charles.
In Oklahoma, hosting colleges include Oklahoma's Rose State College, Feb. 16, in Oklahoma City, and Tulsa Tech Community College - Owasso Campus - on Feb. 23.
The classes with a single date are one-day Saturday courses featuring the entire 8-hours of instruction on that day. The Saturday format is new for 2019 and was added for travel convenience for interested participants who have farther to drive. The Saturday classes include an on-site lunch.
Classes with multiple dates consist of the traditional four two-hour sessions held on week nights.
The registration fee of $99 is the same for all class sites and includes a lure pack, course materials and audio-visual presentations by a team of crappie experts who will cover a wide range of topics relevant to the geographic area. The use of electronics will be a point of focus for all 2019 classes, including the latest technology just hitting the market.
Crappie University classes are instructional programs and not seminars, therefore they differ from the presentations commonly offered at sporting goods stores and sport shows. Instead, Crappie University instructors teach detailed explanations of their fish finding and catching strategies around all kinds of situations and throughout the year. And all sessions allow questions-and-answers time with the instructors.
The instructors are full-time crappie guides, professional anglers and fishing industry experts, and include some of the best-known crappie authorities in the sport, such as "Crappie Coach" Barry Morrow, Kyle Schoenherr, Todd Huckabee, Kevin Rogers, Clyde Folse, Jeff Faulkenbarry, Kris Mann, John Godwin and more.
All instructors have developed their techniques and honed their skills from countless hours on the water pursuing crappie.
A listing of instructors, their biographies and class topics can be found at www.CrappieUniversity.com.