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Crappie Waters In OR

All about fishing for white and black crappie.

Crappie fishing in Oregon

Brownlee Reservoir, Crump Lake, Drews Reservoir, Fern Ridge Reservoir, Hart Lake, Lake Owyhee, Phillips Lake, Prineville Reservoir, Siltcoos Lake, Tahkenitch Lake and Tenmile Lakes are some of the larger lakes in Oregon with a healthy population of crappie. Many other small lakes and ponds in the warmer sections of OR contain crappie as well.

Black Crappie

Black crappie

World record: 6 lbs 0 oz

State Record: 4 lbs 0 oz

White Crappie

White crappie

World record: 5 lbs 3 oz

State Record: 4 lbs 12 oz

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Top 5 Crappie Fishing Lures For Oregon

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.

Oregon State Record Crappie

The state record black crappie was caught from the Lost River.

The state record white crappie came out of Gerber Reservoir.

Crappie make a great fish fry
Crappie make a great fish fry.

Small jigs, live minnows, small spinners and other small lures will catch crappie. Use light line and work the baits slowly - especially in cold water.Crappie are actually a member of the sunfish family and can be found in many Oregon lakes. Crappie are known by many names. Paper mouth, goggleye, bridge perch, slabs and speckled perch, are just a few.

Crappie Fishing Basics

 

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