Colorado Crappie Fishing
All about fishing for black and white crappie.
Crappie are actually a member of the sunfish family and can be found in many Colorado lakes. Crappie are known by many different local names. Paper mouth, goggleye, bridge perch, slabs and speckled perch, are just a few.
Crappie Waters In CO
Like the bass in Colorado, the crappies have a slow growing season. However, they are plentiful in several lakes throughout the state including Adobe Creek Reservoir, Bonny Reservoir, Chatfield Reservoir, Cherry Creek Reservoir, Horsetooth Reservoir, Lathrop State Park, Navajo Reservoir, North Sterling Reservoir, Northglenn Lake, Pueblo Reservoir, Rifle Gap Reservoir and Sloan Lake.
World record: 6 lbs 0 oz
State Record: 3 lbs 7.84 oz
World record: 5 lbs 3 oz
State Record: 4 lbs 3.75 oz
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Top 5 Crappie Fishing Lures For Colorado
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.
The state record black crappie was caught from Frank State Wildlife Area.
Northglenn Lake produced the state record white crappie.
Crappie Fishing Basics
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 Colorado lakes and rivers. Visit the crappie fishing page for details about their seasonal migrations.