Louisiana Crappie (Sac-a-lait) Fishing
Crappie Waters In LA
All about fishing for white and black crappie.
If you like fishing for crappie, you'll love Louisiana fishing waters. Most of which have a population of crappie, or sac-a-lait. And, they grow big here. The Atchafalaya Basin produces some of the best crappie fishing in the state. Most major lakes in Louisiana have healthy populations of crappie. Try your luck for big stringers of crappie at Anacoco Lake, Atchafalaya Basin, Black Bayou Lake, Caddo Lake, Caney Creek Reservoir, Cheniere Brake Lake, Cocodrie Lake, Cross Lake, Cypress Bayou Reservoir, Grand Lake, Lac des Allemands, Lake Bistineau, Lake Bruin, Lake Cataouatche, Lake Claiborne, Lake D’Arbonne, Lake Iatt, Lake Maurepas, Lake Palourde, Lake Rodemacher, Lake Verret, Saline Lake, Sibley Lake, Toledo Bend Reservoir, Turkey Creek Lake, Vernon Lake, Wallace Lake and many other lakes, ponds and rivers.
World record: 6 lbs 0 oz
State Record: 3.84 lbs
World record: 5 lbs 3 oz
State Record: 3.80 lbs
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Top 5 Crappie Fishing Lures For Louisiana
Crappie jigs work well in water from 2' to 40' deep, and are the most popular artificial lure for crappie ever. When crappie are shallow, spinners, small crankbaits and underspins are the often very productive. As they move deeper, spoons are among the top producers if the crappie are active. Understanding the seasonal movements of crappie can enhance your chances of using these lures in the ideal locations.
Louisiana State Record Crappie
The state record black crappie was caught from Poverty Point Reservoir.
The state record white crappie came out of Lake Verret.
Crappie are actually a member of the sunfish family and can be found in many Louisiana lakes. Crappie are known by many different local names. Paper mouth, goggleye, bridge perch, slabs and speckled perch, are just a few.
Small jigs, live minnows, small spinners and other small lures will catch crappie. Use light line (six pound or less) and work the baits slowly - especially in cold water.
Crappie Fishing Basics
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 Louisiana lakes and rivers. Visit the crappie fishing page for details about their seasonal migrations.