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State Record Crappie Catches

Aug 17, 2007
Crappie are on the smaller end of the fishing spectrum, typically anywhere from a half pound to a pound. However, record crappie have been recorded up to 6 times that size.

If you go by the IGFA listing - World Record weights for Crappie caught on Rod & Reel are: White 5 lbs. 3 ounces and Black was 5 lbs. 1 ounces.

While records are not available for each area, here is a list of a few areas where these big ones have been caught and recorded.

Alabama - Alabama's winner is 4 lbs. 9 ounces, was caught by Jeremy S. White on May 8th, 2000.

Arizona - Arizona's is 3 lbs 5.28 oz, and measured 16.75 inches long. This record fish was caught by Robert Schnell on February 22nd, 1982.

Arkansas - Arkansas's record is 4 lbs. 7 ounces caught by Shelby D. Cooper on april 12th, 1993.

Colorado - Colorado's record for White Crappie 4 lbs. 3.75 ounces and was 17 inches long. This record Crappie was caught by Daryel Thompson in 1975.

Georgia - Georgia's record is 5 lbs. 0 ounces caught on a private pond by Theresa Kemp in 1984.

Idaho - Idaho's state record for white's is 3 lbs. 1 ounces caught in Crane Creek Reservoir by Leslie Greenwood.

Illinois - Illinois' record is 4 lbs. 7 ounces caught on a private pond by Kevin Dennis in 1973.

Kansas - Kansas' state record is currently 4 pounds 4 ounces and 12 inches long for White Crappie, and 4 lbs. 10 ounces, and 22 inches for Black Crappie.

Michigan - Michigan's state record is 3 lbs. 6.24 ounces and measured 19.5 inches. This record fish was caught in Stony Creek Metro Park by Terrance Poirier in 2000.

Minnesota - The state record Black Crappie was caught in the Vermillion River in 1940. The Black Crappie weight 5 pounds even and was 21 inches long. The White Crappie record , caught on July, 28th, 2002, was smaller at 3 lbs., 15 ounces, caught on Lake Constance.

Mississippi - Mississippi's record Black Crappie was caught at Arkabutla on March 19th, 1991. it weighed 4 pounds 4 ounces.

Nebraska - Nebraska's state record for White Crappie is 4 pounds 1 ounces caught by Elsie M. Jensen May 18th, 1980.

Nevada - Nevada's state record for White Crappie is 2 pounds 13 ounces caught on Weber Reservoir by Paul C. Grant in 2000.

Crappie still remain as one of the most popular species of fish to fish for in the U.S. and the records are updated every year.

It is important to check for not only the crappie records in your state, but also in your local area. You never know when you'll catch a big one that breaks something.
About the Author
Dan Eggertsen is a fishing researcher and enthusiast who is commited to providing the best crappie fishing information possible. Get more information on crappie records here: http://www.askcrappiefishing.com
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