Black Crappie are renowned for their excellent eating quality which makes them a highly sought after game species. They prefer quiet, weedy areas and will readily spawn in lakes and ponds in the spring. Spawning occurs in 3-6 feet of water in saucer shaped nests in aquatic vegetation. Crappie usually travel in schools and will feed on minnows, insects, crayfish, and snails. They are most easily caught in the spring and can reach 8 inches by their second year. Their lifespan is 7-9 years in northern states and they have been known to reach 4 pounds.
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