Recommended Crappie Fishing Lures, Crappie Jigs and Crappie Fishing Kits:
Bait Rigs Tackle Crappie Fishing Lures
Bait Rigs Tackle Crappie Fishing Kits
Luretech Crappie Fishing Jigs
Luretech Crappie Fishing Jig Kits
Innovative Sport Group Crappie Fishing Lures
M2 Fishing Lures
Habitat: Crappie, common name of either of two species of North American fish found in ponds and streams of the Mississippi Valley and Great Lakes areas. They resemble the various species of bass and sunfish. The white crappie has six spines in its dorsal fin; the black crappie has seven or eight dorsal spines. Both fish weigh up to 2.2 kg (up to 5 lb). An adult crappie measures 30 cm (12 in).
Biology: Crappies belong to the family Centrarchidae. They constitute the genus Pomoxis. White crappies are classified as Pomoxis annularis. Black crappies are classified as Pomoxis nigromaculatus
Angling: The crappie is considered an excellent game fish when taken on light tackle. Extreme care must be taken in landing these fish because their mouths are very tender. Anglers specializing in catching black crappie know that to be successful the bait must be kept constantly moving. The best baits are small minnows, small maribou-covered jigs, plastic minnows, or small streamer flies cast along the outer edges of weed beds. The crappie lies in weed beds in deep water during the day and bite best in early morning or toward evening. In summer, with the abundance of small fish for feed, they are more difficult to catch. Small minnows are used as bait in winter.