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Massachusetts Crappie Fishing

All about fishing for white and black crappie in MA.

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Crappie Fishing Waters In Massachusetts

Crappie fishing in Massachusetts

Many fishing waters in Mass contain crappie. Most ponds, small lakes and some rivers are likely to hold at least some crappie. The major lakes are more likely to hold healthy populations of crappie. These lakes include Assawompset Pond, Cheshire Reservoir, Congamond Lake, Hamilton Reservoir, Lake Chaubunagungamaug, Lake Cochituate, Lake Rohunta, Lake Quinsigamond, Norton Reservoir, Quabbin Reservoir, South Watuppa Pond, Wachusett Reservoir and Webster Lake.

The Massachusetts state record for black crappie came from Jakes Pond. No state record white crappie is available.

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

MA State Record: 4 lbs 10 oz

White Crappie

White crappie

World record: 5 lbs 3 oz

MA State Record: N/A

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.

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