Guide To Crappie Fishing In Mississippi
All about fishing for white and black crappie.
Crappie Waters In MS
Crappie are everywhere in MS. Ponds, rivers and lakes all have the possibility of at least a few crappie. The major lakes, including Aberdeen Lake, Arkabutla Lake, Ross Barnett Reservoir, Bay Springs Lake, Columbus Lake, Enid Lake, Grenada Reservoir, Lake Beulah, Lake Bogue Homa, Lake Washington, Lake Whittington, Moon Lake, Okatibbee Lake, Pickwick Lake, Sardis Lake and Tunica Lake, all have healthy populations of crappie.
World record: 6 lbs 0 oz
State Record: 4 lbs 4 oz
World record: 5 lbs 3 oz
State Record: 5 lbs 3 oz
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Top 5 Crappie Fishing Lures For Mississippi
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.
Mississippi State Record Crappie
The state record black crappie was caught from Arkabutla Reservoir.
The state record white crappie came out of Enid Reservoir.
The state record Magnolia crappie came out of Lake Charlie Capps.
Small jigs, live minnows, spinners and other small lures will catch crappie. Use light line and work the baits slowly - especially in cold water. Crappie are actually a member of the sunfish family and can be found in many local 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 Mississippi lakes and rivers. Visit the crappie fishing page for details about their seasonal migrations.