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Louisiana Crappie Fishing

All about fishing for white and black crappie in LA.

Crappie Fishing Waters In Louisiana

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Crappie fishing in Louisiana

If you like fishing for crappie, you'll love Louisiana fishing waters. Most of which have a population of crappie. 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.

Louisiana Crappie Records

LA crappie caught by Brandon Waltz
LA crappie caught by Brandon Waltz.

The Louisiana state record black crappie was caught out of Poverty Point Reservoir, and the LA state record white crappie was taken 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.

Black Crappie

Black crappie

World record: 6 lbs 0 oz

LA State Record: 3 lbs 13 oz

White Crappie

White crappie

World record: 5 lbs 3 oz

LA State Record: 3 lbs 13 oz

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

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.

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

Fishing boats and boat rentals

Best crappie fishing lakes in Louisiana!