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All about fishing for white and black crappie.

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 Onota, Lake Rohunta, Lake Quinsigamond, Norton Reservoir, Quabbin Reservoir, South Watuppa Pond, Wachusett Reservoir, Watuppa Ponds and Webster Lake. Ice fishing and crappie make for a great way to spend a winter day.

Black Crappie

Black crappie*

World record: 6 lbs 0 oz

State Record: 4 lbs 10 oz*

White Crappie

White crappie*

World record: 5 lbs 3 oz

State Record: 4 lbs 10 oz*

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Top 5 Crappie Fishing Lures For Massachusetts

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.

Massachusetts State Record Crappie

*The state record black crappie/white crappie was caught in Jakes Pond.

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.

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.

Crappie Fishing Basics

 

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