white crappie

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white crappie

A North American freshwater sunfish (Pomoxis annularis), having a silvery body with dark vertical bars and valued as a food and game fish.
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(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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Noun1.white crappie - a crappie that is whitewhite crappie - a crappie that is white    
crappie - small sunfishes of central United States rivers
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The lake has fluctuated all through the crappie spawn and the white crappie either dumped their eggs in deep water or just absorbed them.
The most abundant gamefish in Lake Mitchell include bluegill, black crappie, white crappie, largemouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, and walleye.
Officially the centrarchid family of fishes, sunfish are relatively small carnivorous freshwater fishes such as bluegill, shell-cracker, warmouth, both black and white crappie, green sunfish, redear sunfish, and black bass.
You can also find both black crappie and white crappie at Pickwick Lake.
I also like to fish for black and white crappie along brush piles, fallen trees and other debris near shore.
Responses of white crappie and black crappie to threadfin shad introductions in a lake containing gizzard shad.
The fish species collected were smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu), white crappie (Pomoxis annularis), johnny darter (Etheostoma nigrum), spotfin shiner (Cyprinella spiloptera), yellow bullhead (Ameiurus natalis), gizzard shad (Dorosoma cepedianum) and common carp (Cyprinus carpio) (Table 1).
Besides largemouth and smallmouth bass, the more-is-better thinkers of the past also introduced bluegills, bowfin, rainbow trout, coho salmon, sockeye salmon, brown trout, central mud minnow, northern pike, goldfish, red mimic shiner, blunt-nose minnow, flathead minnow, white catfish, yellow bullhead, channel catfish, tadpole madtom, margined madtom, rockbass, green sunfish, white crappie and walleye.
Residents in the area can go fishing in the lake that is home to plenty of aquatic creatures like the white crappie, channel catfish and largemouth bass among others.
When fishing in farm ponds throughout most of the country, fishermen are most likely after bass, bluegill, catfish, and black or white crappie. When stocking ponds, it's generally recommended, from Florida to Iowa to New Mexico, to stock largemouth bass, channel catfish and bluegill (bream, either bluegill alone or bluegill and redear sunfish).
The dominant species captured with electrofishing (75.1% of the total catch) included common carp Cyprinus carpio, flathead catfish Pylodictis olivaris, freshwater drum, river carpsucker and white crappie Pomoxis annularis.