Guide To Crappie Fishing In Nevada
All about fishing for white and black crappie.
Crappie Waters In NV
Lake Lahontan, Lake Mead, Lake Mohave, Rye Patch Reservoir and Weber Reservoir are the primary places to find crappie in NV. Other lakes with crappie include Chimney Dam Reservoir, Dufurrena Ponds, Echo Canyon Reservoir, Humboldt River and Willow Creek Reservoir
World record: 6 lbs 0 oz
State Record: 3 lbs 5 oz
World record: 5 lbs 3 oz
State Record: 3 lbs 1 oz
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Top 5 Crappie Fishing Lures For Nevada
Crappie jigs work well in water from 2' to 40' deep, and are the most popular artificial lure for crappie ever. When crappie are shallow, spinners, small crankbaits and underspins are the often very productive. As they move deeper, spoons are among the top producers if the crappie are active. Understanding the seasonal movements of crappie can enhance your chances of using these lures in the ideal locations.
Nevada State Record Crappie
The state record black crappie was caught from Weber Reservoir.
The state record white crappie came out of Rye Patch Reservoir.
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.
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.
Crappie Fishing Basics Video
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 Nevada lakes and rivers. Visit the crappie fishing page for details about their seasonal migrations.