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Connecticut Crappie - Calico Bass Fishing

All about fishing for black crappie in CT.

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Crappie fishing in Connecticut

Crappie are actually a member of the sunfish family and can be found in many Connecticut lakes. Crappie. Throughout the country are known by various, local names. In CT they are commonly referred to as calico bass.

Calico Bass/Crappie Fishing Waters In CT

To catch crappie in Connecticut, try Bantam Lake, Beach Pond, Black Pond, Candlewood Lake, Crystal Lake, Gardner Lake, Lake Beseck, Lake Saltonstall, Lake Zoar, Mansfield Hollow Lake, Mashapaug Lake, Moodus Reservoir, Pachaug Pond, Quaddick Reservoir, Rogers Lake, Shenipsit Lake, Tyler Lake or Washining Lake.

The state record black crappie/calico bass was taken from Pataganset Lake, East Lyme.

Black Crappie

Black crappie/calico bass

World record: 6 lbs 0 oz

CT State Record: 4 lbs 0 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 Connecticut lakes and rivers. Visit the crappie fishing page for details about their seasonal migrations.

Fishing boats and boat rentals

Best crappie/calico bass fishing lakes in Connecticut!