Fishing in Illinois
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 Illinois
Without a doubt, there are hundreds of places to fish for crappie
in IL. The bigger schools tend to thrive in larger lakes and
impoundments like Carlyle Lake, Cedar Lake, Crab Orchard Lake,
Fox Lake, Kinkaid Lake, Lake Clinton, Lake Lou Yeager, Lake Of
Egypt, Lake Michigan, Lake Shelbyville, Lake Taylorville and
The state record black crappie came from Rend Lake and the state
record white crappie came from a private pond. So check out the
water nearby. It may just have a few crappie just waiting to
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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Illinois fishing information
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IL Crappie Fishing - All About Fishing for Black
and White Crappie in Illinois.