By , September 30, 2008 8:11 pm

The White Crappie (Pomoxis annularis) is a native fish to the eastern portions of Canada and the United States, but has been widely introduced to the west coast. Many people don’t think of Crappie Fishing when California comes to mind, yet we have some great Crappie fishing in the Golden State. White Crappie can be distinguished from their counterpart the Black Crappie by the fact that White Crappie have 5-6 spines on the dorsal fin while Black Crappie have 7-8. Crappie are highly regarded as game fish, and many people say that they are among the best tasting of all freshwater fish.

Time of year: Late Spring through Late Fall

Flies: Crappie will hit many different flies. Use a fly that coincides with the depth of water the fish are holding in.

Rod and Reel: 3-5 Weight Rod and Reel (7-9 Foot Rod with good action, and WF Floating line)

Locations: Many Urban Park Lakes, and almost any Mountain Lake in Southern California

White Crappie

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