Connecticut Crappie - Calico Bass Fishing
All about fishing for black crappie in CT.
Crappie are actually a member of the sunfish family and can be found in many Connecticut lakes. Crappie. Throughout the country are known by various, local names. In CT they are commonly referred to as calico bass. Because crappie school, locating them while ice fishing can create the ideal circumstances for introducing kids to fishing.
Calico Bass/Crappie Fishing Waters In CT
To catch crappie in Connecticut, try Bantam Lake, Beach Pond, Black Pond, Candlewood Lake, Crystal Lake, Gardner Lake, Lake Beseck, Lake Saltonstall, Lake Zoar, Mansfield Hollow Lake, Mashapaug Lake, Moodus Reservoir, Pachaug Pond, Quaddick Reservoir, Rogers Lake, Shenipsit Lake, Tyler Lake or Washining Lake or Washining Lake.
World record: 6 lbs 0 oz
State Record: 4 lbs 0 oz
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Top 5 Crappie Fishing Lures For Connecticut
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.
Connecticut State Record Crappie - Calico Bass
The state record black/white crappie was caught from Pataganset Lake.
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The life cycle of crappie.
The more you know about crappie, the easier it will be to locate and catch them in Connecticut lakes and rivers. Visit the crappie fishing page for details about their seasonal migrations.