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Idaho Crappie Fishing

All about fishing for white and black crappie in ID.

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Crappie Fishing Waters In Idaho

Many of the Idaho fishing waters are a bit cold for crappie. However there are still plenty of places to catch crappie in ID. The major lakes with a population of crappie include Brownlee Reservoir, C J Strike Reservoir, Cascade Reservoir, Coeur D'Alene Lake, Crane Creek Reservoir, Dworshak Reservoir, Hayden Lake, Hells Canyon Reservoir, Lake Lowell, Lake Pend Oreille, Lucky Peak Reservoir, Paddock Valley Reservoir, Salmon Falls Creek Reservoir and Spirit Lake.

Crappie fishing in Idaho

Crappie are actually a member of the sunfish family and can be found in many Idaho lakes. Crappie are known by many different local names. Paper mouth, goggleye, bridge perch, slabs and speckled perch, are just a few.

Crappie make a great fish fry
Crappie make a great fish fry.

The Idaho state record black crappie was caught out of Brownlee Reservoir and the ID state record white crappie came from Crane Creek Reservoir.

Black Crappie

Black crappie

World record: 6 lbs 0 oz

ID State Record: 3 lbs 9 oz

White Crappie

White crappie

World record: 5 lbs 3 oz

ID State Record: 3 lbs 13 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 Idaho lakes and rivers. Visit the crappie fishing page for details about their seasonal migrations.

Fishing boats and boat rentals

Best crappie fishing lakes in Idaho!