New Mexico Crappie Fishing
Crappie Waters In NM
All about fishing for white and black crappie.
Many of the warmer waters in NM contain crappie. The larger lakes in the state with healthy schools of crappie include Abiquiu Reservoir, Brantley Lake, Caballo Lake, Conchas Lake, Elephant Butte Reservoir, Navajo Lake, Red Bluff Reservoir, Santa Rosa Lake, Sumner Lake and Ute Lake. Ponds, rivers and small lakes may also be home to schools of crappie.
World record: 5 lbs 3 oz
State Record: 4 lbs 9 oz
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New Mexico State Record Crappie
The state record white crappie came out of the Black River.
Crappie are actually a member of the sunfish family and can be found in many New Mexico 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
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 New Mexico lakes and rivers. Visit the crappie fishing page for details about their seasonal migrations.