Fishing for Black crappie

Pomoxis nigromaculatus
284K logged catches • 1.9M followers

Crappies enjoy large ponds or lakes where the water tends to be shallow. Black crappies tends to look similar to white crappies. If we look at the family that the crappie belongs to, you find them in both the black bass family group as well as the sunfish family.

Detailed Information

Fishing forecast


Water type


Common length

11 in

Maximum age

15 years

IUCN Status

Least concern

Threat to humans


Source: Fishbase

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