Virginia Crappie Fishing
All about fishing for black crappie in VA.
Crappie are actually a member of the sunfish family and can be found in many Virginia 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 Virginia
Most ponds have a population of crappie, as do parks, small lakes and rivers. The bigger schools come from major lakes including Claytor Lake, Diascund Creek Reservoir, Kerr Lake, Lake Anna, Lake Chesdin, Lake Drummond, Lake Moomaw, Philpott Lake, Smith Mountain Lake, South Holston Lake, Swift Creek Reservoir and Western Branch Reservoir.
The Virginia state record crappie was caught out of a private pond.
Thomas Deans, from Virginia Beach, shows off a couple real nice crappie.
World record: 6 lbs 0 oz
VA State Record: 4 lbs 14 oz
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Check out crappie fishing information, by state.
Learn about the life cycle of crappie
The more you know about crappie, the easier it will be to locate and catch them in Virginia lakes and rivers. Visit the crappie fishing page for details about their seasonal migrations.
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