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All about fishing for white and black crappie in WV.

Crappie Waters In West Virginia

Crappie fishing in West Virginia

Bluestone Lake, Burnsville Lake, Moncove Lake, O’Brien Lake, Stonewall Jackson Lake, Summersville Lake and Tygart Lake are some of the major lakes in West Virginia that contain solid populations of crappie. Most ponds, small lakes, rivers and many parks are excellent places to look for crappie.

Black Crappie

Black crappie

World record: 6 lbs 0 oz

State Record: 4.05* lbs

White Crappie

White crappie

World record: 5 lbs 3 oz

State Record: 4.05* lbs

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Top 5 Crappie Fishing Lures For West 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.

West Virginia State Record Crappie

The state record black/white crappie was caught from Meathouse Fork.

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

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

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