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All about fishing for black and white crappie in PA.

Crappie fishing in Pennsylvania

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

Crappie tend to appear in most waters that stay warm enough for them. PA has it share of ponds, rivers and small lakes containing crappie. The major lakes with healthy schools of crappie include Blue Marsh Lake, Glendale Lake, High Point Reservoir, Lake Arthur, Lake Erie, Pymatuning Lake, Raystown Lake, Shenango River Lake and Tamarack Lake.

The Pennsylvania state record crappie was caught out of Hammond Lake.

Black Crappie

Black crappie

World record: 6 lbs 0 oz

PA State Record: 4 lbs 3 oz

White Crappie

White crappie

World record: 5 lbs 3 oz

PA State Record: Unknown

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Learn about the life cycle of crappie

The more you know about crappie, the easier it will be to locate and catch them in Pennsylvania lakes and rivers. Visit the crappie fishing page for details about their seasonal migrations.

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