New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire lakes.
Crappie Waters In NH
Crappie are a bit scarce in New Hampshire. Comerford Lake, Great East Lake, Lake Wentworth, Mascoma Lake, Massabesic Lake, Moore Reservoir, Ossipee Lake, Paugus Bay and Winnisquam Lake are the major lakes in NH with crappie. Other smaller lakes, ponds and rivers may also contain schools of crappie. Crappie are known by many different local names. Paper mouth, goggleye, bridge perch, slabs and speckled perch, are just a few.
World record: 6 lbs 0 oz
State Record: 2 lbs 15.84 oz
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Top 5 Crappie Fishing Lures For New Hampshire
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.
New Hampshire State Record Crappie
The state record black crappie was caught from Great East Lake.
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 New Hampshire lakes and rivers. Visit the crappie fishing page for details about their seasonal migrations.