Michigan Crappie Fishing
Crappie Waters In MI
All about fishing for white and black crappie.
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 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 Fishing Basics
The state record white crappie came from Stony Creek Metro Park and the state record black crappie was taken from Lincoln Lake.
World record: 6 lbs 0 oz
State Record: 4 lbs 2 oz
World record: 5 lbs 3 oz
State Record: 3 lbs 6 oz
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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 Michigan lakes and rivers. Visit the crappie fishing page for details about their seasonal migrations.