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Michigan Crappie Fishing

All about fishing for white and black crappie in MI.

Crappie Fishing Waters In Michigan

Locals are fortunate to have a number of lakes with healthy schools of crappie. They include Brevoort Lake, Fletcher Pond, Hamlin Lake, Houghton Lake, Indian Lake, Lake Erie, Lake Gogebic, Lake Huron, Lake Michigamme, Lake Michigan, Lake Superior and Wixom Lake. In addition you will find crappie in private ponds, a few rivers, park lakes and some of the smaller lakes across Michigan.

Crappie fishing in Michigan

Crappie are actually a member of the sunfish family and can be found in many Michigan lakes. Crappie are known by many different local names. Paper mouth, goggleye, bridge perch, slabs and speckled perch, are just a few.

Crappie make a great fish fry
Crappie make a great fish fry.

The Michigan state record white crappie came from Stony Creek Metro Park and the state record black crappie was taken from Lincoln Lake.

Black Crappie

Black crappie

World record: 6 lbs 0 oz

MI State Record: 4 lbs 2 oz

White Crappie

White crappie

World record: 5 lbs 3 oz

MI State Record: 3 lbs 6 oz

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Learn about the life cycle of crappie

The more you know about crappie, the easier it will be to locate and catch them in Michigan lakes and rivers. Visit the crappie fishing page for details about their seasonal migrations.

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