Guide To Crappie Fishing In Tennessee
Crappie Waters In TN
All about fishing for white and black crappie.
Tennessee fishing waters and crappie go hand in hand. Major lakes with plentiful, quality crappie fishing include Boone Lake, Calderwood Reservoir, Center Hill Lake, Cheatham Lake, Cherokee Lake, Chickamauga Lake, Chilhowee Lake, Cordell Hull Lake, Dale Hollow Reservoir, Davy Crockett Lake, Douglas Lake, Fort Loudoun Lake, Fort Patrick Henry Reservoir, Garrett Lake, Gibson County Lake, Great Falls Lake, J Percy Priest Lake, John Sevier Reservoir, Kentucky Lake, Lake Barkley, Melton Hill Lake, Nickajack Lake, Normandy Lake, Norris Lake, Ocoee Lake, Old Hickory Lake, Parksville Reservoir, Percy Priest Lake, Pickwick Lake, Reelfoot Lake, South Holston Lake, Tellico Reservoir, Tims Ford Lake, Watauga Lake, Watts Bar Lake and Woods Reservoir. Many other small lakes, rivers and ponds also contain excellent schools of crappie.
World record: 6 lbs 0 oz
State Record: 5 lbs 7 oz
World record: 5 lbs 3 oz
State Record: 5 lbs 1 oz
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Top 5 Crappie Fishing Lures For Tennessee
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.
A private pond turned out the state record black crappie.
The state record white crappie was pulled out of Garner Brown's Pond.
Crappie are actually a member of the sunfish family and can be found in many Tennessee 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
Big slab crappie are not only fun to catch, but are a fish-fry favorite!
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 Tennessee lakes and rivers. Visit the crappie fishing page for details about their seasonal migrations.