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crappie, white
(Pomoxis annularis)


Rafinesque, 1818; CENTRARCHIDAE FAMILY; also called papermouth, bachelor perch Native to the eastern half of the U.S. and southern Ontario west of the Appalachians, this species has also been introduced throughout the continental United Stares. It is missing from most of peninsular Florida and from some north, central and midwestern states. The white crappie and black crappie (Pomoxis nigromaculatus) are two of the most distinctive members of the sunfish and black bass family. Crappies closely resemble the sunfish with their deep, roundish (in profile), greatly compressed bodies and small...Read More

All-Tackle Records
WeightLocationCatch DateAngler 
2.35 kg (5 lb 3 oz)Enid Dam, Mississippi, USA31-Jul-1957Fred BrightRecord Details