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Kansas Crappie Fishing

All about fishing for white and black crappie in KS.

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Crappie Fishing Waters In Kansas

Crappie fishing in Kansas

If you find fishing water in Kansas, chances are it has crappie. They are a favorite in private ponds and show up in small lakes all over the state. Some rivers have small populations of crappie. The best and most consistent stringers continue to come from larger lakes including Big Hill Lake, Cheney Reservoir, Clinton Lake, Coffey County Lake, Council Grove Lake, El Dorado Lake, Elk City Lake, Fall River Lake, Hillsdale Lake, John Redmond Reservoir, Kanopolis Lake, Keith Sebelius Lake, Kirwin Reservoir, La Cygne Lake, Lovewell Reservoir, Marion Reservoir, Melvern Lake, Milford Lake, Perry Lake, Pomona Lake, Toronto Lake, Tuttle Creek Lake, Waconda Lake, Wilson Lake, Winfield City Lake and Wolf Creek Reservoir.

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

KS State Record: 4 lbs 9 oz

White Crappie

White crappie

World record: 5 lbs 3 oz

KS State Record: 4 lbs 0 oz

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

The KS state record black crappie came from Woodson Lake and the state record white crappie came from a private pond.

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 Kansas lakes and rivers. Visit the crappie fishing page for details about their seasonal migrations.

Fishing boats and boat rentals

Best crappie fishing lakes in Kansas!