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AKA: Black Crappie / Speckled Perch / Speck / Calico Bass Family: Bream / Perch

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Crappie Specifications

Water: Fresh Where: Inland
Size: Most common at 6-12 ounces and common at a pound or 2. Reportedly can reach a maximum of about 4 pounds.
Fight: An alright fighter, but markedly less than other panfish.
Deliciousness: Excellent
Range: Fresh Water Technique: Drifting / Still Fishing / Casting / Trolling
Baits: Baitfish / Earthworms / Lures / Flies Tackle: Spinning / Fly Tackle

The Black Crappie is characterized by a flat greenish or darker body with a lighter to white underside, all over their bodies ar darker spots and mottled stripes. He has a small head, with a large pertruding forehead. His fins anre rounded and may have a pink or yellow tinted stomach.

These fish are found along grassy patches in deeper water, but ventures into spawning waters, shallow grassy beds, during the first of the year to early spring.

Shore minnows, very small baitfish, grass shrimp and earthworms make for the best natural bait, while jigs, spinners and plugs make for the best artificial bait.

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15" 2# Black Crappie
1 Lbs Crappie
16.5 Inches 1lb Black Crappie
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Fishing Reports Featuring Crappie

01/06/16 Indian River Lagoon Coast Fishing Forecast, January 2016
01/29/15 Indian River Lagoon Coast Fishing Forecast, January 2015
01/29/15 Indian River Lagoon Coast Fishing Forecast, January 2015
03/13/13 West Lk Toho
02/21/13 HERNANDO LAKE In Hernando Fl
04/27/12 West Lake Toho
02/07/12 Mosquito Lagoon
08/23/11 Kissimmee Chain
03/11/11 Crystal River - Homosassa
02/15/11 Lake Rousseau / Withlacoochee River

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