Fishing is one of the greatest pastimes I can think of. It's an all year round event that you can do to relax, spend time with family and even have a beer or two. In Iowa, especially in the Cedar Valley, we have lots of water to fish on and in and lots of species of fish to fish for.

One of the tastier fish to catch, not to mention how fun it is to catch them, is crappie and May is the perfect time to catch them. As long as  you know some successful ways to do that. I'm a rookie Iowa fisherman, so I utilize some Iowa DNR Youtube videos for some helpful hints.

Don't forget to head to to update or buy your license online and skip the lines at the store.

Here's a short intro to crappie fishing video for some helpful hints.

(video courtesy of Iowa Department of Natural Resources via Youtube)

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