black crappie

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black crappie

A North American freshwater sunfish (Pomoxis nigromaculatus) having dark mottled coloring and valued as a food and game fish. Also called calico bass.


(ˈkræp i)

n., pl. -pies, (esp. collectively) -pie.
either of two large sunfishes of the central U.S., Pomoxis nigromaculatus (black crappie) or P. annularis (white crappie).
[1855–60, Amer.; < Canadian French crapet]
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crappie - small sunfishes of central United States rivers
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The general Florida limit for black crappie (speckled perch) is 25 per person.
Erik took the prize for the big fish of the morning with a black crappie that measured just over a foot long.
Researchers with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources determined the relation ships between fillet weight and yield and fish size for bluegill, black crappie, and yellow perch caught by anglers from Wisconsin waters, and along with creel survey and fishery data, they then examined how fillet yield might be a useful measure for exploring regulation options and outcomes*
You can also find both black crappie and white crappie at Pickwick Lake.
Black crappie growth rates were significantly greater in Maples Creek Lake compared to Brown's Creek Lake; however, both impoundments contained slow-growing black crappie populations.
We first compared relative abundances of age-0 carp and four common native fishes: age-0 bluegill Lepomis macrochirus, black crappie Pomoxis nigromaculatus, and yellow perch Perea Jlavescens and adult orangespotted sunfish Lepomis humilis.
Of the two species, black crappie are much more common and are found in numerous waters across the state.
Twelve species were collected only in pools and included black bullhead, black crappie, blackstripe topminnow, brown bullhead, flathead catfish, gizzard shad, orange-spotted sunfish, pumpkinseed, quillback, red-ear sunfish, spotted sucker, and white sucker.
Fin spines and rays have been used to age other species (walleye, Sander vitreus (10); yellow perch, Perca flavescens (11); striped bass, Morone saxatilis (9); river carp suckers, Carpiodes carpio (12); black crappie, Pomoxis nigromaculatus (13)) with variable results.
As the name suggests, the black crappie is darker than the white crappie, and the abundance of both species varies by region.
Siltcoos and Woahink lakes are the most diverse fisheries, as they both contain black crappie in addition to the aforementioned species.
There also are bluegill, redear, catfish, gar, mudfish, black crappie and Seminole killifish.