Guide To Ohio Crappie Fishing
All about fishing for white and black crappie.
Crappie Waters In OH
Private ponds in Ohio are notorious for growing big crappie. Crappie reside in creeks, rivers and small lakes as well. Yet, you are likely to catch bigger stringers in some of the larger lakes like Alum Creek Lake, Atwood Lake, Berlin Lake, Buck Creek State Park Lake, Bresler Reservoir, Buckeye Lake, Burr Oak Lake, Caesar Creek State Park Lake, Charles Mill Lake, Chippawa Lake, Clear Fork Reservoir, Clendening Reservoir, Cowan Lake, Delaware Lake, East Fork Lake, Ferguson Reservoir, Grand Lake St Marys, Grant Lake, Hoover Reservoir, Indian Lake, Jackson Lake, Knox Lake, La Due Lake, Lake Erie, Lake Loramie, Lake Milton, Leesville Lake, Madison Lake, Mogadore Reservoir, Mosquito Lake, Nettle Lake, Piedmont Reservoir, Pleasant Hill Reservoir, Portage Lakes, Pymatuning Lake, Rocky Fork State Park Lake, Salt Fork Lake, Senecaville Lake, Spenser Lake, Tappan Reservoir, Veterans Memorial Lake, Veto Lake, West Branch Lake and Willard Reservoir.
World record: 6 lbs 0 oz
State Record: 4 lbs 8 oz
World record: 5 lbs 3 oz
State Record: 3 lbs 14 oz
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Top 5 Crappie Fishing Lures For Ohio
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.
Separate private ponds produced both the state record black crappie and the state record white crappie.
Crappie are actually a member of the sunfish family and can be found in many Ohio 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 Ohio lakes and rivers. Visit the crappie fishing page for details about their seasonal migrations.