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

Examples of black crappie in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Seasons for panfish such as bluegill and black crappie, for example, are open 365 days a year in all waters of Wisconsin. Paul A. Smith, Journal Sentinel, 18 June 2022 The objective was to determine if a regulation would improve the mean length of bluegill and black crappie populations by 0.5 to 1 inch, and be socially acceptable. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 27 May 2022 Largemouth bass, yellow perch, bluegill, black crappie and bullhead, several dozen in all. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 9 Mar. 2022 Anglers with a freshwater license can opt to bring a fishing rod to catch up to one channel catfish, five bluegill and 25 black crappie per day. Patrick Connolly,, 8 Oct. 2021 The club moss, or the beaver, or the chipping sparrow, or the black crappie, or wild rice? Pamela Miller, Star Tribune, 9 July 2021 Fishers have the opportunity to catch a variety of species from largemouth bass, sunfish, bluegill, yellow perch, channel catfish and black crappie. Carroll County Times,, 30 July 2021 The 248-acre preserve features a 46-acre lake that is stocked with bluegill, black crappie, largemouth bass and channel catfish, and the visitor center offers fishing poles for rental and fishing licenses for purchase. Paul Eisenberg,, 1 July 2021 Forsyth Reservoir, Sevier County: Increased daily limit to eight trout. Gunlock Reservoir, Washington County: Increased daily limit to 12 largemouth bass with no size restrictions and removed limits on bluegill and black crappie. Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, 27 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of black crappie

circa 1827, in the meaning defined above

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25 Jun 2022

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“Black crappie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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