Crappie Fishing in Alabama

Best Spots for Catching Crappie in Alabama

There are many great spots in Alabama for catching crappie. The first thing you need to know is that there are actually two species of crappie found in Alabama- the black and the white. Both occur throughout the entire state but usually not in the same place as they prefer different habitats.

White crappie prefer muddier waters such as those near the Alabama River. They may be found in southern streams and creeks with muddy waters. The black crappie prefer clearer waters such as those of Lake Martin and often are found in northern areas of Alabama and in larger, clearer bodies of water. Finding the ace>Alabama crappie, you need to know how to catch them. Your bait is one important tool to use to catch these often elusive fish. There is a state size limit on most crappie inAlabama public waters. This was enacted as a way of preserving the crappie in the waters of Alabama and in the long run, helps fishermen too as there are always abundant fish to catch. The current size limit is 9 inches and in some places, such as Lake Weiss, it is 10 inches. The reason for this limit is that it is determined that a crappie from Alabamais about 3 years old by the time it reaches 9 inches in length. By 4 years, they reach 10 inches or bigger but crappie rarely live longer than 4 years in the wild on their own naturally. Attempting to protect a crappie past 4 years of natural life would be overruled by nature anyway so it is acceptable to allow fishing them at this point.

It’s also very important that you have the proper licensing for fishing inAlabama if you plan to go crappie fishing in public waters. Crappie typically prefer deeper and cooler waters so this is your best chance of catching what you’re looking for. The only time that crappie usually come to more shallow waters is if they are spawning or hungry. So if you do spot crappie in shallow water, there is a very good possibility you can make a large catch. Follow these tips and ideas for crappie fishing in Alabama and you are sure to be successful.

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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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