Black Crappie on fish measuring board.

The black crappie is a popular predatory sport fish commonly found in lakes and reservoirs throughout the United States. They provide excellent angling opportunities, especially in the spring. Additionally, these fish 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.

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

Stocking rates for Black Crappie depend on a number of variables. Contact us for more information. Plus, Be sure to ask about our pond management and lake management services as well. We proudly serve communities in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi, and Texas.