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Michigan Crappie Fishing

All about fishing for white and black crappie in MI.

Crappie Fishing Waters In Michigan

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Locals are fortunate to have a number of lakes with healthy schools of crappie. They include Black Lake, Brevort Lake, Burt Lake, Elk Lake, Fletcher Pond, Hamlin Lake, Higgins Lake, Houghton Lake, Indian Lake, Lake Charlevoix, Lake Erie, Lake Gogebic, Lake Michigamme, Lake Michigan, Lake St Clair, Lake Superior, Mullett Lake, Sanford Lake, Torch Lake and Wixom Lake. In addition you will find crappie in private ponds, a few rivers, park lakes and some of the smaller lakes across Michigan.

Crappie fishing in Michigan

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

The Michigan state record white crappie came from Stony Creek Metro Park and the state record black crappie was taken from Lincoln Lake.

Black Crappie

Black crappie

World record: 6 lbs 0 oz

MI State Record: 4 lbs 2 oz

White Crappie

White crappie

World record: 5 lbs 3 oz

MI State Record: 3 lbs 6 oz

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

Fishing boats and boat rentals

Best crappie fishing lakes in Michigan!