Crappie Records

Crappie are typically a smaller fish, weighing in anywhere from a half pound to a pound. Despite this, world record crappie have been recorded up to 6 times that size.

While records are not available for every crappie fishing area, here is a list of a few areas that world record crappie have been caught and recorded.

New Jersey- New Jersey’ state record for White Crappie is 2 pounds 14 ounces caught on Mill Pond by Dean Montemore in 2005.

New York- New York state record for White Crappie is 3 pounds 13 ounces, caught in Sleepy Hollow Lake by James R. Weinberg on June 9th, 2001.

Oklahoma- Oklahoma’s state record for White Crappie is 4 pounds 15 ounces, caught on a private pond by Frank Robinson May 4th, 1991.

Oregon- Oregon’s state record for White Crappie is 4 pounds 12 ounces, caught on Gerber Reservoir by Jim Duckett in 1967.

South Carolina- South Carolina’s state record for White Crappie 5 pounds 1 ounces caught by Mrs. H.P. Owens in 1949.

South Dakota- South Dakota’s state record for White Crappie is 3 pounds 9 ounces, caught on a private pond by Gary Ernst in April 28th, 1974.

Texas- Texas state record for White Crappie is 4 pounds 9 ounces, caught by G.G. Wooderson in Feburary 14th, 1968.

Virginia- Virginia’s biggest crappie ever recorded was caught in a private pond by Justin Elliot. The Crappie, weighing 4 pounds, 10 ounces was caught on April 24th, 1994.

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2 Responses to “Crappie Records”

  1. john casey says:

    What is the Illinois state record for crappie?

  2. Fred Bright says:

    What is the record Crappie for Lake Juliet, Ga.?

    Thanks….

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