All throughout North America’s fresh waters systems, anglers are able to fish for these sunfish year round! The Central US states are the best bet to find both species of Crappie. This one piece celebrates one of them: the White Crappie. Both Black and White Crappies are similar in their 8 inch length and less than a pound weight. It is their coloring that is the difference. White Crappies are a lighter silver fish with faint vertical bars on their sides and a dorsal fin with only 6 spines. Yet follow some advice: it don’t matter if their black or white!
Black or White Crappie? That is the question when trolling the US freshwater systems for some sunfish. We here at Gill McFinn’s don’t discriminate based on color. They are both silver with the White Crappie being lighter in hue and having faint vertical bars on their sides. Their Black cousin is speckled and slightly darker. This fishing Romper can show you those differences. What it can’t show you is their behavior when being reeled in from your rod! Anglers swear that the Black Crappie is the fighter of the two. We’ll let you decide!