Idaho Crappie Fishing
Crappie Waters In ID
All about fishing for white and black crappie.
Many of the Idaho fishing waters are a bit cold for crappie. However there are still plenty of places to catch crappie in ID. The major lakes with a population of crappie include Brownlee Reservoir, C J Strike Reservoir, Cascade Reservoir, Coeur D'Alene Lake, Crane Creek Reservoir, Dworshak Reservoir, Hayden Lake, Hells Canyon Reservoir, Lake Lowell, Lake Pend Oreille, Lucky Peak Reservoir, Paddock Valley Reservoir, Salmon Falls Creek Reservoir and Spirit Lake.
World record: 6 lbs 0 oz
State Record: 3.56 lbs
World record: 5 lbs 3 oz
State Record: 3.80 lbs
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Top 5 Crappie Fishing Lures For Idaho
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 out of Brownlee Reservoir.
The state record white crappie came from Crane Creek Reservoir.
Crappie are actually a member of the sunfish family and can be found in many Idaho 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
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 Idaho lakes and rivers. Visit the crappie fishing page for details about their seasonal migrations.