All of us at Bass Fishing Hub can remember the days of being younger and tipping a minnow to a hook and casting it out on a bobber in hopes to draw a strike from the furious crappie. Even better was once we caught a mess of crappie was to take them home and fry up a batch of crappie bites!
Black and white crappie are the only true species of crappie in the United States. Depending on where in the country you are located they maybe called a spec, slab, paper mouth or even a strawberry bass. You can find crappie in just about every single state, and they are a little more forgiving then other species which makes them a great choice for junior anglers!
The average lifespan of a crappie is just a mere 7 years, and they can reach a eatable size in just 2-3 years. Crappie tend to school up throughout the year and are considered great table fare. The world record white crappie weighed 5 pounds and 3 ounces and was caught way back in 1957 in Mississippi.