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Oklahoma Crappie Fishing

All about fishing for white and black crappie in OK.

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Crappie Fishing Waters In Oklahoma

Crappie fishing in Oklahoma

Broken Bow Reservoir, Fort Cobb Reservoir, Fort Gibson Lake, Foss Lake, Grand Lake of the Cherokees, Hugo Lake, Hulah Lake, Kaw Lake, Keystone Lake, Lake Carl Blackwell, Lake Ellsworth, Lake Eufaula, Lake Hudson, Lake Murray, Lake Texoma, Lake Thunderbird, Lake Wister, McGee Creek Reservoir, Oologah Lake, Pine Creek Lake, Robert S Kerr Reservoir, Sardis Lake, Skiatook Reservoir, Tenkiller Lake, Tom Steed Reservoir, Waurika Lake and Webber Falls Reservoir all have significant populations of crappie. Smaller lakes, ponds and rivers across the state are likely to have a crappie or two as well.

Potential Oklahoma State Record White Crappie

Joy Wells shows off a potential record crappie she caught from her farm pond.

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

OK State Record: 4 lbs 10 oz

White Crappie

White crappie

World record: 5 lbs 3 oz

OK State Record: 4 lbs 15 oz

Lake Eufaula was home to the Oklahoma state record white crappie and the OK state record black crappie was caught out of a private pond.

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

Fishing boats and boat rentals

Best crappie fishing lakes in Oklahoma!