Fishing in Montana
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 Montana
Due to the cold water and short growing season, crappie fishing
is limited to a handful of major lakes. They include Bighorn Lake,
Fort Peck Lake, Fresno Reservoir and Nelson Reservoir. You may
find crappie in private ponds, rivers and some of the smaller lakes
in the warmer sections of the state.
The Montana state record black crappie was taken out of Tongue
River Reservoir and the state record white crappie was taken fron
the Tongue River itself.
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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Montana fishing information
For crappie fishing options in other states use the
navigation to the left.
MT Crappie Fishing - All About Fishing for Black
Crappie and White Crappie in Montana.