Most New England anglers prefer to call our black crappies "calico bass.
Crappies might also have drawn the French Canadians' contempt by proving adept at stealing their bait.
Male crappies, though tending to be smaller, are exemplary fathers.
Brian Cofske is a crappie fisherman - one of the best in Massachusetts.
Today, that research and field-testing has resulted in the "Hover-Lure DragonMaster Kit," a series of unique lifelike lures that resemble the favorite food of large and smallmouth bass, as well as pike, gar, bluegill, trout, sunfish and crappies