Maine Crappie Fishing
Crappie Waters In ME
All about fishing for black crappie.
For all its fishing opportunities, Maine has very limited crappie fishing. Three major lakes, Great Pond, Sebasticook Lake and Sebago Lake have reasonably good populations of crappie. Some private ponds may also have a small population. Several lakes in the state offer ice fishing for crappie in winter.
World record: 6 lbs 0 oz
State Record: 3 lbs 9.76 oz
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Top 5 Crappie Fishing Lures For Maine
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.
Maine State Record Crappie
The state record black crappie was caught from Messalonskee Lake.
Crappie are actually a member of the sunfish family and can be found in many Maine lakes. Crappie are known by many different local names. Paper mouth, goggleye, bridge perch, slabs and speckled perch, are just a few.
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 Maine lakes and rivers. Visit the crappie fishing page for details about their seasonal migrations.