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New Jersey Crappie Fishing

All about fishing for black and white crappie in NJ.

Crappie fishing in New Jersey

Crappie are actually a member of the sunfish family and can be found in many New Jersey 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 New Jersey

Although nice crappie are to be found in New Jersey, it may take a little looking. The major lakes with sizable schools of crappie include Merrill Creek Reservoir, Monksville Reservoir and Swartswood Lake. Of course, you can find crappie in smaller lakes, rivers, parks and ponds.

The New Jersey state record black crappie was pulled from Pompton Lake and the NJ state record white crappie came out of Mill Pond.

Black Crappie

Black crappie

World record: 6 lbs 0 oz

NJ State Record: 4 lbs 8 oz

White Crappie

White crappie

World record: 5 lbs 3 oz

NJ State Record: 3 lbs 11 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 New Jersey lakes and rivers. Visit the crappie fishing page for details about their seasonal migrations.

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Best crappie fishing lakes in New Jersey!