White Crappie

White Crappie are abundant statewide in warm and cool water habitats of ponds, lakes and impoundments. They feed on plankton, crustaceans, insects and small fishes.

White Crappie have a deep, laterally compressed body with several faint vertical bars on the sides. The distance from the eye to the front of the dorsal fin is longer than the base of the dorsal fin which has 5-6 hard spines.  

Daily Limit:

Stateside: 15 in a combination of white and black crappie.


MN/SD Border waters: 10 in combination.

Possession Limit:


Proud Angler Qualifications:

2 pounds

15 inches (released fish only)