Five Texas Crappie Fishing Secrets

When crappie fishing in Texas you will have so many options that you will never get bored and you will always have a new exciting place to go. The weather can change quickly in many areas of Texas so be prepared and check for any possibilities of storms before going out. You wouldn’t want to be caught out in the middle of one of these bodies of water in the middle of a thunder storm.

Crappies are part of the sunfish and black bass family. They are considered mature when they are about two years old and they can live up to eight years.

When fishing for crappie in Texas you need to learn the rules and regulations that govern the state to make sure you are following all the rules. For instance, in the state of Texas the daily bag limit for how many crappies you are allowed to keep is twenty-five. The minimum statewide length is ten inches long. You will also find that some areas have seasonal regulations that you will need to learn as well.

Best Crappie Fishing Spots in Texas

The great thing about crappie fishing in Texas is the fact that this state is so large there are many hot spots where crappie fishing is excellent. You will find numerous lakes, ponds and rivers scattered throughout Texas that are full of crappie. In fact, you will find this species of fish in almost every body of water you visit in Texas.

Below is a list of a few of the Texas lakes were you can go fishing for crappie.

Cooper Lake
B.A. Steinhagen Lake
Lake Caddo
Lake Corpus Christi
Belton Lake
Lake Houston
Eagle Mountain Lake
Stillhouse Hollow Reservoir
Lake Kemp
Lake Waco
Lake Granbury
Stamford Reservoir

As mentioned above these are just a few of the many lakes and reservoirs located in Texas where you can have a lot of success crappie fishing. The state record for black crappie was caught in Lake Fork and Navarro Mills Lake is where the state record for white crappie was caught.

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Dan Eggertsen is a fellow crappie fishing enthusiast to the point of obsession. :) He's been providing solid advice on crappie fishing since 2004.

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