Declares Top 50 Crappie Lakes

Want to land some bragging size crappie? Maybe even break the current IGFA all-tackle record? You’d be wise to fish the lakes rated by as the best in the country for oversized slabs.

Fishhound LogoFishhound compiled its “50 Best Crappie Lakes” list ( after consulting with a host of industry experts, including veteran outdoor writers, professional crappie anglers, companies like Blakemore and Southern Pro, and organizations such as Crappie USA, Crappie Masters and Crappie Nation.

“We devoted considerable time and resources to develop this list based on feedback from some of the most experienced and knowledgeable crappie fishermen throughout the U.S.,” noted Rick Patri, Fishhound’s vice president, operations. “These are bodies of water that earned well deserved reputations for producing big numbers of fish as well as some real monsters.”

The long-standing IGFA all-tackle world record for white crappie stands at 5 lbs., 3 oz. – a fish caught in Mississippi back in 1957. The all-tackle record for black crappie is a 5-pound fish caught from a private Missouri farm pond in 2006. However, records are made to be broken. And, when larger crappie are caught, chances are those fish will come from a lake on Fishhound’s “Top 50” list below:

Fishhound’s 50 Best Crappie Lakes List
1. Grenada Lake, MS
2. Sardis Lake, MS
3. Kentucky Lake, TN
4. Reelfoot Lake, TN
5. Arkabutla Lake, MS
6. Green River Lake, KY
7. Lake Washington, MS
8. Barkley Lake, KY
9. Lake Dardanelle, AR
10. Logan Martin, AL
11. Weiss Lake, AL
12. Nimrod Lake, AR
13. Clarks Hill, GA
14. Chickamauga Lake, TN
15. Patoka Lake, IN
16. Santee Cooper Lakes, SC
17. Eufaula Lake, OK
18. Pickwick Lake, TN
19. Oologah Lake, OK
20. Enid Lake, MS
21. Harris Chain of Lakes, FL
22. Truman Lake, MO
23. Toledo Bend, TX
24. Alabama River, AL
25 Lake Erie, OH
26. Texoma Lake, TX
27. Buckeye Lake, TX
28. Kaw Lake, OK
29. Ross Barnett, MS
30. Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, MS (Columbus, Aliceville, Aberdeen)
31. Douglas Lake, TN
32. Monroe Lake, FL
33. Lake of the Ozarks, MO
34. Lake Fork, TX
35. Neely Henry Lake, AL
36. Kinkaid Lake, IL
37. Rend Lake, IL
38. Shelbyville Lake, IL
39. Conway Lake, AR
40. Lake Greeson, AR
41. Greenwood Lake, AR
42. West Point, GA
43. Oconee Lake, GA
44. Lake Cumberland, KY
45. Indian Lake, OH
46. Lake Talquin, FL
47. Mississinewa Lake, IN
48. Hamilton Lake, AR
49. Lake of the Pines, TX
50. D’Arbonne Lake, LA

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