North Dakota Crappie Fishing
Crappie Waters In ND
All about fishing for white and black crappie.
If you like to fish for crappie, your options are a bit limited in ND. You can find a few in some small lakes and rivers, and some private ponds are stocked with crappie. The bigger schools of North Dakota crappie reside in several larger lakes including Bowman-Haley Lake, Devils Lake, Jamestown Reservoir, Lake Ashtabula, Lake Metigoshe, Lake Tschida, Pipestem Lake and the Missouri River.
Crappie are actually a member of the sunfish family and can be found in many North Dakota 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
World record: 6 lbs 0 oz
State Record: 3 lbs 4 oz
World record: 5 lbs 3 oz
State Record: N/A
Crappie Records in ND
The state record black crappie came from Oahe Lake. Small jigs, live minnows, small spinners and other small lures will catch crappie. Use light line (6 lb or less) and work the baits slowly - especially in cold water.
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 North Dakota lakes and rivers. Visit the crappie fishing page for details about their seasonal migrations.