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All about fishing for white and black crappie in IN.

Crappie Fishing Waters In Indiana

Crappie fishing in Indiana

Like many states, the Indiana state record crappie was caught in a private pond. However, the most consistent stringers come from massive schools of crappie in major lakes including Barbee Lake, Big Long Lake, Big Turkey Lake, Brookville Lake, Cagles Mill Lake, Cecil M Harden Lake, Dewart Lake, Dogwood Lake, Eagle Creek Reservoir, Geist Lake, Hardy Lake, J Edward Roush Lake, Jimmerson Lake, Kuhn Lake, Lake Freeman, Lake Lemon, Lake Manitou, Lake Maxinkuckee, Lake Michigan, Lake Papakeechie, Lake Wawasee, Mississinewa Reservoir, Monroe Lake, Morse Reservoir, Nyona Lake, Patoka Lake, Pine Lake, Prairie Creek Reservoir, Salamonie Lake, Syracuse Lake, Tippecanoe Lake, Turtle Creek Reservoir, Waubee Lake, Webster Lake, Witmer Lake and Worster Lake.

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

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

Black Crappie

Black crappie

World record: 6 lbs 0 oz

IN State Record: 4 lbs 11 oz*

White Crappie

White crappie

World record: 5 lbs 3 oz

IN State Record: 4 lbs 11 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 Indiana lakes and rivers. Visit the crappie fishing page for details about their seasonal migrations.

Fishing boats and boat rentals

Best crappie fishing lakes in Indiana!