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New York Crappie Fishing

All about fishing for black and white crappie in NY.

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Crappie fishing in New York

Crappie are actually a member of the sunfish family and can be found in many New York lakes. Crappie are known by many different local names. Paper mouth, goggleye, bridge perch, slabs and speckled perch, are just a few.

Crappie Fishing Waters In New York

NY 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.

The New York state record black crappie came from Duck Lake and Sleepy Hollow Lake produced the NY state record white crappie.

Black Crappie

Black crappie

World record: 6 lbs 0 oz

NY State Record: 3 lbs 12 oz

White Crappie

White crappie

World record: 5 lbs 3 oz

NY State Record: 3 lbs 13 oz

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

Fishing boats and boat rentals

Best crappie fishing lakes in New York!