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Minnesota Crappie Fishing

All about fishing for black and white crappie in MN.

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Crappie fishing in Minnesota

Crappie are actually a member of the sunfish family and can be found in many Minnesota lakes. Crappie are known by many different local names. Paper mouth, goggleye, bridge perch, slabs and speckled perch, are just a few.

Crappie Fishing Waters In Minnesota

Many small lakes, ponds and quiet rivers in Minnesota have populations of crappie. But if you want to catch a bunch of crappie your best bet is most likely in one of the larger lakes including Big Stone Lake, Kabetogama Lake, Lac Qui Parle Lake, Lake Bemidji, Lake Mille Lacs, Lake Minnetonka, Lake Minnewaska, Lake of the Woods, Lake Pepin, Lake Traverse, Lake Vermilion, Lake Winnibigoshish, Leech Lake, Lower Red Lake, Otter Tail Lake, Pelican Lake, Rainy Lake and Upper Red Lake.

The Minnesota state record white crappie was caught in Constance Lake and a much bigger state record black crappie came out of the Vermillion River.

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

Fishing boats and boat rentals

Best crappie fishing lakes in Minnesota!