For those who don't know...crappie is pronounced "croppy". Wink
Actually, it is a regional type dialect pronunciation. I've heard the fish name pronounced both ways depending on where I am fishing. In Florida they told me they were called "Specks". However, the species also varies by region as well.
All I know is they are hard to catch if you are not fishing at the right time of year. If you are, you can catch them one after another. I drift in the shallows when fishing for them in the early spring.