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Utah Crappie Fishing

All about fishing for black crappie in UT.

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Crappie Fishing Waters In Utah

Crappie fishing 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.

Black Crappie

Black crappie

World record: 6 lbs 0 oz

UT State Record: 3 lbs 5 oz

Crappie make a great fish fry
Crappie make a great fish fry.

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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