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Missouri Crappie Fishing

All about fishing for black and white crappie in MO.

Crappie fishing in Missouri

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

Crappie Fishing Waters In Missouri

Crappie are everywhere in MO. Ponds, creeks, rivers, parks, small lakes and of course all the major lakes including Bull Shoals Lake, Harry S. Truman Reservoir, Lake of The Ozarks, Mark Twain Lake, Pomme de Terre Lake, Smithville Reservoir, Stockton Lake, Table Rock Lake, Thomas Hill Reservoir and Wappapello Lake.

The Missouri state record black crappie and white crappie both came from private ponds.

Black Crappie

Black crappie

World record: 6 lbs 0 oz

MO State Record: 5 lbs 0 oz

White Crappie

White crappie

World record: 5 lbs 3 oz

MO State Record: 4 lbs 9 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 Missouri lakes and rivers. Visit the crappie fishing page for details about their seasonal migrations.

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