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All about fishing for black and white crappie in AZ.

Crappie fishing in Arizona

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

Crappie abound in desert lakes including Roosevelt lake, Apache Lake, Canyon Lake, Saguaro Lake, San Carlos Lake, Bartlett Lake, Alamo Lake, Lake Pleasant, Horseshoe Lake and many other lakes and streams throughout the state. All Colorado River lakes offer crappie fishing as well.

Crappie can also be found in city parks and golf courses throughout the Arizona desert climate. The Arizona state record black crappie came from San Carlos Lake and Lake Pleasant produced the AZ state record white crappie.

AZ Crappies

Andy Brown shows off a 3.5 lb and a 3.0 lb crappie, two of a nice catch from Roosevelt Lake - March 2012.


Black Crappie

Black crappie

World record: 6 lbs 0 oz

AZ State Record: 4 lbs 10 oz

White Crappie

White crappie

World record: 5 lbs 3 oz

AZ State Record: 3 lbs 5 oz

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Check out crappie fishing information, by state.

The life cycle of crappie.

The more you know about crappie, the easier it will be to locate and catch them in Arizona lakes and rivers. Visit the crappie fishing page for details about their seasonal migrations.

Best crappie fishing lakes in Arizona!