Five Essential Tools for Crappie Anglers

Nothing beats a great day of crappie fishing, punctuated by a delicious meal featuring the catch of the day. Knives, tools, and accessories from Smith’s Consumer Products – the Edge Experts since 1886 – are designed with input from “Mr. Crappie” Wally Marshall to make your next fishing adventure more successful and your next crappie feast more memorable.

Ravenous crappies are often hooked deep, but removing those hard-to-reach hooks is made easy with Smith’s Mr. Crappie Fish Pick. This retractable fish pick is perfect for removing hooks from deeply hooked fish or from toothy critters, ensuring maximum post-release survival probability. An included diamond rod maintains a sharp edge on any type of standard-edge knife, while a diamond hook-sharpening grove keeps hooks sharp and ready for action. This fishing tool’s handle features an ergonomic TPE non-slip soft grip, perfect for holding tight with wet hands. A must-have for any crappie fisherman’s tackle box, Smith’s Mr. Crappie Fish Pick has an MSRP of $28.99.

Smith’s Mr. Crappie Chiller Insulated 30-inch Bait and Fish Kill Bag includes thoughtful design insights from Wally Marshall to address the needs of crappie and panfish anglers. Built for long-term performance, this insulated bag is constructed from heavy-duty, washable, marine-grade tarpaulin both inside and out, enclosing a half-inch of dense, closed-cell insulation that keeps the cold in and the heat out. A non-corrosive zipper and pulls promote durability and long life, while an integrated drain port keeps crappies fresh and ready for action at the cleaning table. An adjustable, padded shoulder strap makes loading and carrying your catch or bait a breeze. A universal aerator mounting loop and a leak-resistant hose port ensure that live bait remains cool and well-oxygenated. With a capacity of 35 quarts, this insulated bag measures 30 inches by 15 inches with an 8-inch, gusseted, sit-flat bottom to keep it upright in the boat or the truck.  Smith’s Mr. Crappie Chiller Insulated 30-inch Bait and Fish Kill Bag has an MSRP of $169.99.

Smith’s Consumer Products leveraged Wally Marshall’s expertise to develop Smith’s Mr. Crappie Slab Slanger Cut-Resistant Gloves: your newest fish cleaning ally. Designed for safe fish handling and processing in any kind of weather, these innovative non-slip gloves are manufactured from food-grade high-performance polyethylene. Four times stronger than leather and providing Cut Level 5 protection for your hands, Smith’s Slab Slanger Cut-Resistant Gloves protect your hands from razor-sharp fillet knives and shrug off fish spines and fins, gill plates, and even the random swallowed hook that you may encounter at the cleaning table. These thoughtfully-designed gloves are also shrink-resistant, keeping them soft and flexible even after repeated washing. Moreover, Smith’s Slab Slanger glove material is manufactured for maximum breathability, so your hands stay cool and comfortable while transforming fresh fish into perfect fillets. Pairs of Smith’s Mr. Crappie Slab Slanger Cut-Resistant Gloves are available in size XL – suitable for most hands – and have an MSRP of $15.99.

Clean a mess of crappies fast with Smith’s Mr. Crappie 8 Inch Curved Super Flex Fillet Knife. This versatile fish processing tool features an eight-inch, razor-sharp, flexible and tapered blade, forged from 3Cr13 stainless steel – chosen specifically for its corrosion resistance, hardness, sharpness, and edge retention. An ergonomic, non-slip TPE soft-grip handle promotes safe and comfortable handling. Smith’s flexible fillet knife includes a breathable, protective sheath for longevity and a tether-ready lanyard hole in the handle for convenience. Smith’s Mr. Crappie 8-Inch Curved Super Flex Fillet Knife has an overall length of 13.8 inches and has an MSRP of $39.99.

Even the biggest assignments at the cleaning table are no match for Smith’s Mr. Crappie Slab-O-Matic Electric Knife. Designed and tested to have the best airflow on the market, the Mr. Crappie Electric Fillet Knife features optimally located cooling vents and precision handle placement to ensure long life and virtually endless fish cleaning capability. Every angler will appreciate the removable, interchangeable stainless steel blades that accompany this crappie fillet knife, including an extra-sharp 8″ blade and a curved 4 ½” ribcage blade for fine-detailed work. Durable ventilated sheaths for each blade promote safe handling and storage. Smith’s extra-large fillet glove protects your hand from the blade while in use, as well as sharp teeth, gill plates, spines and more. Every component of Smith’s versatile fish-cleaning system fits perfectly within the included marine-grade mesh storage bag, perfect for the boat and the crappie cleaning station. Smith’s Mr. Crappie Slab-O-Matic Electric Knife has an MSRP of $59.99.

Smith’s Mr. Crappie knives, tools, and accessories are thoughtfully designed to make the entire crappie fishing experience more enjoyable. Visit your local Smith’s Consumer Products dealer, or stop in to the web at for more information on our full line of products for anglers, hunters, and outdoor adventurers.


Smith’s Consumer Products is an Arkansas-based company that traces its history to 1886. Smith’s produces the broadest line of knife and scissors sharpeners available, ranging from simple, fixed angle pull-through sharpeners for consumers that want quick and easy sharpening to sophisticated Precision Kits designed for the knife sharpening enthusiast. Our offering includes both manual and electrical sharpeners that incorporate many different abrasive materials, including diamond, carbide, ceramic, bonded synthetic abrasives, and, of course, natural Arkansas stones. Smith’s Consumer Products designs products that are appropriate for the field or gourmet kitchen.