BLACK CRAPPIE (Pomoxis nigromaculatus)
Description: Silvery olive in color, with numerous black spots irregularly spaced over the body, 7-8 dorsal spines. Can
get up to 5 lbs but rarely caught over 2 lbs.
Habitat: Deeper water with sparse vegetation, still backwater lakes and sloughs. Spawns near emergent vegetation close
to shore or fine gravel bottom, when water temperature reaches 62-65 degrees.
Tips: Use small minnows, small streamer flies, small jigs and worms.
Range: AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, TX
WHITE CRAPPIE (Pomoxis annularis)
Description: Silvery olive in color with 5-6 dorsal spines. Vertical bars on the sides. Can get up to 5lbs but are typically
less than 2 lbs.
Habitat: Deep water around drop-offs, stump rows, and other artificial cover. They nest in colonies and spawn when the
water reaches 62-65 degrees, then returns to deep water near drop offs. Whites are more abundant than black crappie in muddy
Tips: Fish in brush, logs, weeds. They are schooling fish. Use minnows, grasshoppers, crickets, worms and jigs.
Range: AL, AR, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, TX