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Guide to fishing for black crappie.

By AA-Fishing Staff Writers

Crappie fishing in Rhode Island

Rhode Island provides some decent opportunities for crappie fishing, particularly for the black crappie species. The purpose of this page is to share basic information about crappie fishing and crappie lakes in the state. Black crappie can be found in various freshwater bodies throughout the state, such as ponds, lakes, and reservoirs.

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One popular location for crappie fishing in Rhode Island is Johnson's Pond, located in Coventry. This pond is known for its healthy population of black crappie, providing anglers with a chance to catch these popular panfish.

The best time to fish for black crappie in Rhode Island is typically during the spring and fall seasons when water temperatures are cooler. During these times, crappie tend to be more active and move into shallower waters to feed and spawn.

Anglers can use a variety of baits and techniques to catch black crappie, including small jigs, live minnows, or soft plastic baits. Crappie are known for their schooling behavior, so if you find one, chances are there are more nearby.

Whether you are an experienced angler or a novice, crappie fishing in Rhode Island can be a rewarding and enjoyable experience. Just remember to check and comply with all local fishing regulations and obtain the necessary licenses before heading out on the water.

Crappie Fishing 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.

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Black Crappie

Black crappie

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. Review details for the best crappie rig options. 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 make a great fish fry
Crappie make a great fish fry.

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.

 

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