Black Crappie, White Crappie
(Pomoxis nigromaculatus), (Poxmoxis annularis)
are not responsible for errors or omissions.
When boating, regardless of water depth, wear a PFD!
Gamefish in the Chicago Area include:
Please check the fishing advisories for information.
There are no statewide creel or length limits for crappie. You still must follow any site specific regulations. Site specific limits
much more information on breeding, habits and habitat, you can read the
entire U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Habitat Suitability Index (HSI) for
This link is a scanned photocopy of the actual
reports used by your local government to decide what fish to stock in
particular locations. The reports are normally printed on heavy stock
blue paper (You'll see the paper reflecting in the background of the
scans. Warning: These reports are about 2 meg in size each and will require
you to have Adobe Acrobat installed to view properly.
Illinois records: Black Crappie 4lb. 8oz, White Crappie 4lb, 7oz;
North America Records: Black Crappie 6lb, 0 oz, White Crappie 5lb 3oz
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