Guide To Crappie Fishing In Kansas
All about fishing for white and black crappie.
If you find fishing water in Kansas, chances are it has crappie. They are a favorite in private ponds and show up in small lakes all over the state. Some rivers have small populations of crappie. Ice fishing for crappie can be very enjoyable, and a great way to entertain kids.
Crappie Waters In KS
The best and most consistent stringers continue to come from larger lakes including Big Hill Lake, Cheney Reservoir, Clinton Lake, Coffey County Lake, Council Grove Lake, El Dorado Lake, Elk City Lake, Fall River Lake, Hillsdale Lake, John Redmond Reservoir, Kanopolis Lake, Keith Sebelius Lake, Kirwin Reservoir, La Cygne Lake, Lovewell Reservoir, Marion Reservoir, Melvern Lake, Milford Lake, Perry Lake, Pomona Lake, Toronto Lake, Tuttle Creek Lake, Waconda Lake, Wilson Lake, Winfield City Lake and Wolf Creek Reservoir.
World record: 6 lbs 0 oz
State Record: 4.63 lbs
World record: 5 lbs 3 oz
State Record: 4.02 lbs
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Top 5 Crappie Fishing Lures For Kansas
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.
Kansas State Record Crappie
The state record black crappie was caught from Woodson Lake.
The state record white crappie came out of a private pond.
Crappie are actually a member of the sunfish family and can be found in many Kansas 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 Kansas lakes and rivers. Visit the crappie fishing page for details about their seasonal migrations.