If you want to read up on some of Texas’ very best crappie waters or wonder about regulations, bag limits, fishing guides, and the best times to target Texas crappie, all you have to do is keep reading.
Florida has plenty of really shallow lakes with a lot of cover, and both local and out-of-state anglers can experience excellent crappie fishing in these waters.
This article will help you find the state’s best crappie spots and provide you with essential tips for your next crappie adventure in Oklahoma.
While the average size of crappie is somewhere between 8 and 12 inches and 1/4 and 1lb, they can reach a maximum length of about 20 inches and a maximum weight of a little over 5lb. Crappie with a length of 13-15 inches and a weight of 1.5 to 2lb are generally considered trophy fish.
Depending on their range, crappie spawn between late February and mid-June. They will gather in large numbers in shallow water areas up to 6 feet when temperatures are between 50 and 60F. The actual spawning takes place when water temperatures are around 65F.
Black crappie generally have a dark body covered with irregular dark or black spots, while white crappie most commonly have a lighter body with regular dark bars running down their flanks.