Missouri Crappie Fishing
All about fishing for black and white crappie in MO.
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 Waters In Missouri
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, Lake Jacomo, Lake of The Ozarks, Lake Springfield, Lake Taneycomo, Longview Lake, Mark Twain Lake, McDaniel Lake, Montrose Lake, Pomme de Terre Lake, Smithville Reservoir, Stockton Lake, Table Rock Lake, Thomas Hill Reservoirand Wappapello Lake.
The Missouri state record black crappie and white crappie both came from private ponds.
World record: 6 lbs 0 oz
MO State Record: 5 lbs 0 oz
World record: 5 lbs 3 oz
MO State Record: 4 lbs 9 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 Missouri lakes and rivers. Visit the crappie fishing page for details about their seasonal migrations.