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Virginia Crappie Fishing

All about fishing for black crappie in VA.

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Crappie fishing in Virginia

Crappie are actually a member of the sunfish family and can be found in many Virginia lakes. Crappie are known by many different local names. Paper mouth, goggleye, bridge perch, slabs and speckled perch, are just a few.

Crappie Fishing Waters In Virginia

Most ponds have a population of crappie, as do parks, small lakes and rivers. The bigger schools come from major lakes including Claytor Lake, Diascund Creek Reservoir, Kerr Reservoir, Lake Anna, Lake Chesdin, Lake Drummond, Lake Gaston, Lake Moomaw, Leesville Reservoir, Occoquan Reservoir, Philpott Lake, Smith Mountain Lake, South Holston Lake and Western Branch Reservoir.

The Virginia state record crappie was caught out of a private pond.

Tom Deans with thw nice crappie

Thomas Deans, from Virginia Beach, shows off a couple real nice crappie.

Black Crappie

Black crappie

World record: 6 lbs 0 oz

VA State Record: 4 lbs 14 oz

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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 Virginia lakes and rivers. Visit the crappie fishing page for details about their seasonal migrations.

Fishing boats and boat rentals

Best crappie fishing lakes in Virginia!