Fishing in Arizona
Crappie are actually a member of the sunfish family and can be
found in all the continental states. They are known by many different
names, typically based on geographic location. Paper mouth, goggleye,
bridge perch and speckled perch, just to name a few.
Andy Brown shows off a 3.5 lb and a 3.0 lb crappie, two of a nice catch from Roosevelt Lake - March 2012.
Crappie Fishing Lakes In Arizona.
Crappie abound in desert lakes including Roosevelt lake, Apache
Lake, Canyon Lake, Saguaro Lake, San Carlos Lake, Bartlett Lake,
Alamo Lake, Lake Pleasant, Horseshoe Lake and many other lakes and
streams throughout the state. All Colorado River lakes offer crappie
fishing as well.
Crappie can also be found in city parks and golf courses throughout
the Arizona desert climate. The Arizona state record black crappie
came from San Carlos Lake and Lake Pleasant produced the AZ state
record white crappie.
Biologists classify the many varieties of this specie into two
main categories. Both have been introduced in most Arizona where
they tend to adapt to most environments.
Both the black and white crappie grow to over five pounds while
three quarters of a pound to a pound is more typical.
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Find crappie fishing opportunities in other states using the
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Arizona fishing information
AZ Crappie Fishing - All About Fishing for Black
Crappie and White Crappie in Arizona.