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All about fishing for black crappie in VA.

Crappie fishing in Virginia

Crappie are actually a member of the sunfish family and can be found in many Virginia lakes. Crappie are known by many different local names. Paper mouth, goggleye, bridge perch, slabs and speckled perch, are just a few.

Crappie Waters In VA

Most ponds have a population of crappie, as do parks, small lakes and rivers. The bigger schools come from major lakes including Claytor Lake, Diascund Creek Reservoir, Flannagan Reservoir, Kerr Reservoir, Lake Anna, Lake Chesdin, Lake Drummond, Lake Gaston, Lake Moomaw, Leesville Reservoir, Occoquan Reservoir, Philpott Lake, Smith Mountain Lake, South Holston Lake and Western Branch Reservoir.

Black Crappie

Black crappie

World record: 6 lbs 0 oz

State Record: 4 lbs 14 oz

White Crappie

White crappie

World record: 5 lbs 3 oz

State Record: Available*

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Top 5 Crappie Fishing Lures For Virginia

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.

Virginia State Record Crappie

The state record black crappie was caught from Lake Conner.

*The state record white crappie is open, 3-pound minimum to submit.

Tom Deans with thw nice crappie

Thomas Deans, from Virginia Beach, shows off a couple real nice crappie.

Crappie Fishing Basics

 

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