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All about fishing for black and white crappie in CO.

Crappie fishing in Colorado

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

Like the bass in Colorado, the crappies have a slow growing season. However, they are plentiful in several lakes throughout the state including Adobe Creek Reservoir, Bonny Reservoir, Chatfield Reservoir, Horsetooth Reservoir, Lathrop State Park, Navajo Reservoir, Northglenn Lake and Sloan Lake.

The Colorado state record black crappie was caught from a private pond and Northglenn Lake produced the CO state record white crappie.

Fishing for crappie in Colorado

Black Crappie

Black crappie

World record: 6 lbs 0 oz

CO State Record: 3 lbs 4 oz

White Crappie

White crappie

World record: 5 lbs 3 oz

CO State Record: 4 lbs 4 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 Colorado lakes and rivers. Visit the crappie fishing page for details about their seasonal migrations.

Fishing boats and boat rentals

Best crappie fishing lakes in Colorado!