Crappie

Species Description

Black Crappie
The black crappie is a popular panfish. It is deep bodied and slab sided. The sides are silver with an irregular pattern of dark speckles. The upper jaw is long, reaching past the middle of the eye.

White Crappie
Also called "papermouth," "bachelor perch" or just "crappie," this popular panfish is deep bodied and strongly compressed laterally (slab-sided). The sides are silver with 5-10 often faint vertical bars. The upper jaw is long, reaching past the middle of eye.

Fishing Type
Game
Biological Information
Title
Seasons
Crappie

black (top) and white (bottom) crappie

Season Open
  • January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021
Notes

Limits apply on all waters except on areas with special regulations. Check area regulations.

Daily limit: 30
Possession limit: 60
Size limit: None

Fishing: Allowed Methods

Methods

Pole and Line

Trotline

Limb Line

Bank Line

Jug Line

Additional Info

Ice fishing tackle, or tip-ups, are considered a pole-and-line method.