black crappie


Definition of black crappie

: a silvery black-mottled sunfish (Pomoxis nigromaculatus) of eastern and central North America having seven or eight protruding spines on the dorsal fins

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Many of the fish were young black crappies, freshwater fish that like to live in flooded vegetation. USA TODAY, "Emoji house, Saharan dust, turtle crossing: News from around our 50 states," 8 Aug. 2019 The chain is stocked with walleyes at least every other year, and has strong, naturally reproducing populations of largemouth bass, black crappies and bluegills. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Lots of fish, summery weather greet anglers at Lake Chetek fishing opener," 5 May 2018 The goal is to reduce the lake's population of centrarchids (which includes largemouth bass, bluegill, pumkinseed sunfish, black crappie and rock bass) by 80%. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Can the walleye population rebound in McDermott Lake if bass and panfish are reduced?," 30 June 2018 McCord even caught world-record shoal bass and black crappie while taping the video. Steve Waters,, "Explore Florida's Calhoun County: Tackle the Chipola River," 7 May 2018 An osprey hovered and dived into the still water and emerged with a black crappie clutched in its talons. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Lots of fish, summery weather greet anglers at Lake Chetek fishing opener," 5 May 2018 Walleye is the marquee species, but Poygan also has yellow perch, white bass, black crappie, lake sturgeon and freshwater drum. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Lake Poygan ice provides a warm greeting to anglers," 6 Jan. 2018 Small numbers of crappie have been caught along with catfish, white bass ,and black crappie. Tyler Mahoney, kansascity, "Fishing report: Better prospects ahead following last week's cold front," 18 Apr. 2018 The daily bag limit for any combination of white or black crappie at Choke Canyon Reservoir is 25 and the minimum length for a keeper fish is 10 inches. Ralph Winingham, San Antonio Express-News, "Choke crappie: Habitat enhancements help fire up spring fishing action," 22 Feb. 2018

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