New York Crappie Fishing
All about fishing for black and white crappie.
Crappie are actually a member of the sunfish family and can be found in many New York lakes. Crappie can be found through the state in ponds, rivers, small lakes and parks. The bigger schools reside in major lakes like Ashokan Reservoir, Black Lake, Canandaigua Lake, Cannonsville Reservoir, Cayuga Lake, Chautauqua Lake, Great Sacandaga Lake, Keuka Lake, Lake Champlain, Lake George, Long Lake, Oneida Lake, Onondaga Lake, Otsego Lake, Owasco Lake, Pepacton Reservoir, Saratoga Lake, Schroon Lake and Skaneateles Lake.
World record: 6 lbs 0 oz
State Record: 4 lbs 1 oz
World record: 5 lbs 3 oz
State Record: 3 lbs 13 oz
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Top 5 Crappie Fishing Lures For New York
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.
New York State Record Crappie
The state record black crappie was caught from Lake Flavia.
The state record white crappie (tie) one came out of Sleepy Hollow Lake, the other from Kinderhook Lake.
Crappie Fishing Basics
Crappie are known by many different local names. Paper mouth, goggleye, bridge perch, slabs and speckled perch, are just a few.
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 York lakes and rivers. Visit the crappie fishing page for details about their seasonal migrations.