Utah Crappie Fishing
All about fishing for black crappie in UT.
Crappie Fishing Waters In Utah
Deer Creek Reservoir, East Canyon Reservoir, Lake Powell, Pineview Reservoir, Quail Creek Reservoir and Utah Lake are some of the larger lakes in Utah with schools of crappie. Other lakes, rivers and ponds are potential crappie hang outs as well. The Utah record black crappie came out of Quail Creek Reservoir.
Crappie are actually a member of the sunfish family and can be found in many Utah lakes. Crappie are known by many different local names. Paper mouth, goggleye, bridge perch, slabs and speckled perch, are just a few.
World record: 6 lbs 0 oz
UT State Record: 3 lbs 5 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 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 Utah lakes and rivers. Visit the crappie fishing page for details about their seasonal migrations.