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Nevada Crappie Fishing

All about fishing for white and black crappie in NV.

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Crappie Fishing Waters In Nevada

Crappie fishing in Nevada

Lake Lahontan, Lake Mead, Lake Mohave, Rye Patch Reservoir, Washoe Lake and Weber Reservoir are the primary places to find crappie in NV. The Nevada state record black crappie came from Lake Mead and the Nevada state record white crappie was taken from Weber Reservoir.

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

NV State Record: 3 lbs 2 oz

White Crappie

White crappie

World record: 5 lbs 3 oz

NV State Record: 3 lbs 1 oz

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

Small jigs, live minnows, small 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 Nevada lakes and rivers. Visit the crappie fishing page for details about their seasonal migrations.

Fishing boats and boat rentals

Best crappie fishing lakes in Nevada!