Guide To Crappie Fishing In Missouri
All about fishing for black and white crappie.
Crappie Waters In MO
Crappie are everywhere in MO. Ponds, creeks, rivers, parks, small lakes and of course all the major lakes including Atkinson Lake, Big Lake, Blue Springs Lake, Bull Shoals Lake, Clearwater Lake, Council Bluff Lake, Fellows Lake, Forest Lake, Harry S. Truman Reservoir, Hazel Creek Lake, Lake Jacomo, Lake of The Ozarks, Lake Springfield, Lake Taneycomo, Longview Lake, Mark Twain Lake, McDaniel Lake, Montrose Lake, Mozingo Lake, Pomme de Terre Lake, Smithville Reservoir, Stockton Lake, Table Rock Lake, Thomas Hill Reservoir and Wappapello Lake.
World record: 6 lbs 0 oz
State Record: 5 lbs 0 oz
World record: 5 lbs 3 oz
State Record: 4 lbs 9 oz
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Top 5 Crappie Fishing Lures For Missouri
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.
The state record black crappie was caught in a private pond.
The state record white crappie was taken from a farm pond.
Crappie are actually a member of the sunfish family and can be found in many Missouri 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 Video
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 Missouri lakes and rivers. Visit the crappie fishing page for details about their seasonal migrations.