Fishing in New Mexico
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 New Mexico
Many of the warmer waters in NM contain crappie. The larger lakes
in the state with healthy schools of crappie include Abiquiu Reservoir,
Brantley Lake, Caballo Lake, Conchas Lake, Elephant Butte Reservoir,
Rosa Lake, Sumner Lake and Ute Lake. Ponds, rivers and small lakes
may also be home to schools of crappie.
The New Mexico state record crappie was caught from the Black
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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New Mexico fishing
Use the state listing to the left to locate crappie fishing
lakes in other states.
NM Crappie Fishing - All About Fishing for Black
Crappie and White Crappie in New Mexico.