Guide To Crappie Fishing In Arkansas
All about fishing for white and black crappie.
Best Crappie Lakes In AR
Most waters in Arkansas have a population of crappie. Larger impoundments tend to have some of the better schools because the crappie get less pressure on big lakes than on small lakes. Some of the primary lakes for crappie include Beaver Lake, Blue Mountain Lake, Bull Shoals Lake, DeGray Lake, Greers Ferry Lake, Lake Chicot, Lake Conway, Lake Dardanelle, Lake Greeson, Lake Hamilton, Lake Jack Lee, Lake Maumelle, Lake Millwood, Lake Ouachita, Nimrod Lake, Norfork Lake and White Oak Lake.
World record: 6 lbs 0 oz
State Record: 5 lbs 0 oz
World record: 5 lbs 3 oz
State Record: 4 lbs 7 oz
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Top 5 Crappie Fishing Lures For Arkansas
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.
Arkansas State Record Crappie
The state record black crappie was caught from Lake Wilhelmina.
The state record white crappie came out of Mingo Creek.
Crappie are actually a member of the sunfish family and can be found in many Arkansas 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 Arkansas lakes and rivers. Visit the crappie fishing page for details about their seasonal migrations.