Guide To Crappie Fishing In Rhode Island
All about fishing for black crappie.
Crappie Waters In RI
Of the major lakes in Rhode Island, Tiogue Lake, Stafford Pond, Watchaug Pond and Worden Pond are the only ones with a significant population of crappie. The state record black crappie was caught from Watchaug Pond.
World record: 6 lbs 0 oz
State Record: 3 lbs 0 oz
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Top 5 Crappie Fishing Lures For Rhode Island
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.
Rhode Island State Record Crappie
The state record black crappie was caught from Watchaug Pond.
Crappie are actually a member of the sunfish family and can be found in many Rhode Island lakes. Crappie are known by many different local names. Paper mouth, goggleye, bridge perch, slabs and speckled perch, are just a few. 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 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 Rhode Island lakes and rivers. Visit the crappie fishing page for details about their seasonal migrations.