Rhode Island Crappie Fishing
Crappie Waters In RI
All about fishing for white and black crappie.
Of the major lakes in Rhode Island, Tiogue Lake, 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.
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.
Crappie Fishing Basics
World record: 6 lbs 0 oz
State Record: 3 lbs 0 oz
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 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.