Fishing in California
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.
Crappie Fishing Lakes In Northern California
You'll find good schools of crappie at major lakes in Northern
CA like Lake Berryessa, Bullards Bar Reservoir, Clear Lake, Folsom
Lake, Lake Oroville, New Hogan Lake and Lake Shasta. Be sure
that crappie populate many other smaller waters. It's always
worth a few casts to see if crappie inhabit the water you're on. Clear Lake holds the
state record for white crappie while New Hogan Lake holds the
record for black crappie.
Crappie Fishing Lakes In Central California
Lake Camanche, The Delta, Lake Don Pedro, Lake McClure, Millerton
Lake, Lake Nacimiento, New Melones Lake and Pine Flat Lake all
have nice populations of crappie as do some of the smaller bodies
of water in Central CA.
Crappie Fishing Lakes In Southern California
The warmer waters of the lower elevation lakes in Southern CA
like Big Bear Lake, Lake Cahuilla, El Capitan Lake, Lake Elsinore, Lake Hodges,
Lower Otay Lake, San Vicente Lake and Lake Sutherland have decent
populations of crappie.
The California state record black crappie came from New Hogan
Lake and Clear Lake produced the CA state record white crappie.
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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CA Crappie Fishing - All About Fishing for Black
Crappie and White Crappie in California.