Black Crappie

  • Popular sport fish
  • Excellent table fare
  • Competes with bass for food
  • Growth is best with supplemental forage

The crappie is a popular predatory sport fish commonly found in lakes and reservoirs throughout the U. S. They provide excellent angling opportunities, especially in the spring. They are well known for their tasty flesh.

They can be stocked in combination with largemouth bass and bluegill in lakes greater than 20 acres in size. They appear to grow faster in lakes where threadfin shad and/or golden shiners are present as an additional forage fish. We do not recommend stocking them with bass in smaller bodies of water, because they compete with the bass for food and management can be unpredictable.

Stocking rates depend on a number of variables. Contact us for more information.