Guide To Crappie Fishing In Alabama
Crappie Waters In AL
All about fishing for white and black crappie.
If you find a body of water with game fish, it probably has a population of crappie. All the major lakes including Aliceville Lake, Bankhead Lake, Bartlett’s Ferry Reservoir, Bear Creek Reservoir, Big Creek Lake, Cedar Creek Reservoir, Gainesville Lake, Jones Bluff Reservoir, Jordan Lake, Lake Eufaula, Lake Guntersville, Lake Harding, Lake Martin, Lake Mitchell, Lake Oliver, Lake Tuscaloosa, Lake Wedowee, Lay Lake, Lewis Smith Lake, Logan Martin Lake, Millers Ferry Reservoir, Neely Henry Lake, Pickensville Lake, Pickwick Lake, R E Bob Woodruff Lake, R L Harris Reservoir, Smith Lake, Walter F. George Lake, Weiss Lake, West Point Lake, Wheeler Lake, William Bill Dannelly Reservoir, Wilson Lake, Yates Lake and many other lakes have large populations of crappie.
World record: 6 lbs 0 oz
State Record: 4 lbs 5 oz
World record: 5 lbs 3 oz
State Record: 4 lbs 9 oz
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Top 5 Crappie Fishing Lures For Alabama
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. Understanding the seasonal movements of crappie can enhance your chances of using these lures in the ideal locations.
Alabama State Record Crappie
The state record black crappie (3-way tie) one was caught from Fort Payne Reservoir. one from Paint Creek and one from a private pond.
The state record white crappie came out of Martin Lake.
Crappie are actually a member of the sunfish family and can be found in many Alabama 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 Video
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 Alabama lakes and rivers. Visit the crappie fishing page for details about their seasonal migrations.