Florida Crappie Fishing
All about fishing for black crappie.
Crappie are actually a member of the sunfish family and can be found in many Florida 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 FL
Crappie flourish in the ideal Florida climate. Big schools of healthy crappie populate most FL waters. The major lakes like Blue Cypress Lake, Crescent Lake, Crooked Lake, Deer Point Lake, Doctors Lake, East Lake Tohopekaliga, Jim Woodruff Reservoir, Lake Apopka, Lake Conlin, Lake Eustis, Lake George, Lake Griffin, Lake Harris, Lake Harney, Lake Hatchineha, Lake Istokpoga, Lake Jessup, Lake Kissimmee, Lake Marian, Lake Miccosukee, Lake Monroe, Lake Newnan, Lake Okeechobee, Lake Santa Fe, Lake Talquin, Lake Tohopekaliga, Lake Wier, Lake Weohyakapka, Lochloosa Lake, Orange Lake, St. John's River and Tsala Apopka Lake are a good bet for a nice stringer of crappie. Also try some of the smaller lakes and ponds as many of them are stocked with crappie.
World record: 6 lbs 0 oz
State Record: 3.83 lbs
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Top 5 Crappie Fishing Lures For Florida
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.
Florida State Record Crappie
The state record black crappie was caught from Lake Talquin.
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 Florida lakes and rivers. Visit the crappie fishing page for details about their seasonal migrations.