Colorado Crappie Fishing
All about fishing for black and white crappie.
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 Basics
Crappie Waters In CO
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, Cherry Creek Reservoir, Horsetooth Reservoir, Lathrop State Park, Navajo Reservoir, North Sterling Reservoir, Northglenn Lake, Pueblo Reservoir, Rifle Gap Reservoir and Sloan Lake.
The state record black crappie was caught from a private pond and Northglenn Lake produced the CO state record white crappie.
World record: 6 lbs 0 oz
State Record: 3 lbs 7.85 oz
World record: 5 lbs 3 oz
State Record: 4 lbs 3.75 oz
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Check out crappie 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.