South Dakota Crappie Fishing
Crappie Waters In SD
All about fishing for white and black crappie.
If you want to locate the bigger schools of crappie in SD try some of the major lakes including Angostura Reservoir, Belle Fourche Reservoir, Big Stone Lake, Bitter Lake, Lake Kampeska, Lake Madison, Lake Pelican, Lake Poinsett, Lake Sharpe, Lake Thompson, Lake Traverse, Lake Whitewood, Lewis And Clark Lake and Waubay Lake. Crappie can also be found in smaller lakes, rivers and ponds throughout the state.
World record: 6 lbs 0 oz
State Record: 3 lbs 8 oz
World record: 5 lbs 3 oz
State Record: 3 lbs 9 oz
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Top 5 Crappie Fishing Lures For South Dakota
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.
South Dakota State Record Crappie
The state record black crappie was caught from a SDSU pond.
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 South Dakota 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 South Dakota lakes and rivers. Visit the crappie fishing page for details about their seasonal migrations.