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All about fishing for white and black crappie in NE.

Crappie Fishing Waters In Nebraska

Crappie fishing in Nebraska

Crappie can be located in a high percentage of the fishing waters throughout NE. In addition to private ponds and some rivers and creeks, crappie can be found in most of the major Nebraska lakes including Bluestem Lake, Box Butte Reservoir, Branched Oak Lake, Conestoga Lake, Davis Creek Reservoir, Elwood Reservoir, Enders Reservoir, Glenn Cunningham Lake, Harlan County Reservoir, Harry Strunk Lake, Hugh Butler Lake, Jeffrey Lake, Johnson Lake, Kimball Reservoir, Lake Maloney, Lake Wanahoo, Lewis And Clark Lake, Medicine Creek Reservoir, Merritt Reservoir, Oliver Reservoir, Pawnee Lake, Red Willow Reservoir, Sherman Reservoir, Sutherland Reservoir, Swanson Reservoir, Wagon Train Lake, Wehrspann Lake, Whitney Lake and Willow Creek Lake.

Crappie are actually a member of the sunfish family and can be found in many Nebraska 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

NE State Record: 4 lbs 8 oz

White Crappie

White crappie

World record: 5 lbs 3 oz

NE State Record: 4 lbs 1 oz

Nebraska Crappie
Kerri Roper shows off nice crappies.

State Crappie Records

The Nebraska state record black crappie was taken out of a farm pond and the state record white crappie was caught from Red Willow Reservoir.

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

Fishing boats and boat rentals

Best crappie fishing lakes in Nebraska!