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Mississippi Crappie Fishing

All about fishing for white and black crappie in MS.

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Crappie Fishing Waters In Mississippi

Crappie fishing in Mississippi

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, Bogue Homa Lake, Columbus Lake, Enid Lake, Grenada Reservoir, Lake Beulah, Lake Washington, Lake Whittington, Moon Lake, Okatibbee Lake, Pickwick Lake, Sardis Lake and Tunica Lake, all have healthy populations of crappie.

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

Black Crappie

Black crappie

World record: 6 lbs 0 oz

MS State Record: 4 lbs 4 oz

White Crappie

White crappie

World record: 5 lbs 3 oz

MS State Record: 5 lbs 3 oz

Crappie make a great fish fry
Crappie make a great fish fry.

The MS state record black crappie was caught in Arkabutla Reservoir and Enid Reservoir served up the state record white crappie.

Small jigs, live minnows, spinners and other small lures will catch crappie. Use light line (six pound or less) and work the baits slowly - especially in cold water.

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

Fishing boats and boat rentals

Best crappie fishing lakes in Mississippi!