Fishing in Iowa
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 Iowa
Most waters in Iowa have a population of crappie. Generally
speaking, the warmer the waters the larger the populations of
crappie. Many rivers, creeks, ponds and small lakes sport a population
of carppie but the consistently better stringer tend to come
from larger lakes and impoundments. Some of the larger lakes
with crappie include Big Creek Lake, Big Spirit Lake, Black Hawk
Lake, Browns Lake, Brushy Creek Lake, Clear Lake, Coralville
Lake, DeSoto Bend Lake, East Okoboji Lake, Five Island Lake,
Lake Icaria, Lake MacBride, Lake Manawa, Little River Lake, Lost
Island Lake, North Twin Lake, Pleasant Creek Lake, Rathbun Lake,
Red Rock Lake, Rock Creek Lake, Saylorville Lake, Silver Lake
Palo Alto, Spirit Lake, Storm Lake, Three Mile Lake, Trumbull
Lake, Tuttle Lake, Twelve Mile Creek Lake and West Okoboji Lake.
The Iowa state record black crappie was caught from Green Castle
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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Iowa fishing information
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All About Fishing for Black Crappie in Iowa.