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Ohio Crappie Fishing

All about fishing for white and black crappie in OH.

Crappie Fishing Waters In Ohio

Crappie fishing in Ohio

Private ponds in Ohio are notorious for growing big crappie. Crappie reside in creeks, rivers and small lakes as well. Yet, you are likely to catch bigger stringers in some of the larger lakes like Alum Creek Lake, Atwood Lake, Berlin Lake, Buck Creek Lake, Buckeye Lake, Caesar Creek Lake, Charles Mill Lake, East Fork Lake, Grand Lake St Marys, Hoover Reservoir, Indian Lake, Lake Erie, Lake Milton, Meander Creek Reservoir, Mosquito Lake, Pymatuning Lake, Rocky Fork Lake, Salt Fork Lake, Seneca Lake, Tappan Reservoir and West Branch Lake.

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

Black Crappie

Black crappie

World record: 6 lbs 0 oz

OH State Record: 4 lbs 8 oz

White Crappie

White crappie

World record: 5 lbs 3 oz

OH State Record: 3 lbs 14 oz

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

Separate private ponds produced both the Ohio state record black crappie and the OH state record white crappie.

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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 Ohio lakes and rivers. Visit the crappie fishing page for details about their seasonal migrations.

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