Massachusetts Crappie Fishing
All about fishing for white and black crappie in MA.
Crappie Fishing Waters 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.
World record: 6 lbs 0 oz
MA State Record: 4 lbs 10 oz
World record: 5 lbs 3 oz
MA State Record: N/A
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 Massachusetts lakes and rivers. Visit the crappie fishing page for details about their seasonal migrations.