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According to experts interviewed, six out of the17 best crappie lakes have a Mississippi address. The state is blessed with fantastic fishing, fast growth rates and a real shot at a 3-pound slabs. Grenada remains number because fishermen have a real shot at a 3 pounder. Sardis gives up huge numbers of quality fish. D’Arbonne, Louisiana has struggled a little but is still a top three destination. Take a warm weather trip to Lake Fork for a jigging and LiveImaging adventure for big fish. St. Johns, Florida provides the prettiest, unique experience and it has big black crappie.

Top 50 Crappie Lakes for 2023                         

1 Grenada Lake, MS

2 Sardis Lake, MS

3 Lake D’Arbonne, LA

4 Lake Fork, TX

5 St. John’s River, FL

6 Truman Lake, MO

7 Arklabutla, MS

8 Barnett Reservoir, MS

9 Alabama River, AL

10 Lake of the Pines, TX

11 Eufaula, OK

12 Barkley Lake, KY/TN

13 Lake Jordan, AL

14 Enid, MS

15 Millwood Lake, AR

16 Santee Cooper, SC

17 Lake Washington, MS

18 Kentucky Lake, KY/TN

19 Weiss Lake, AL

20 Guntersville, AL

21 Dardanelle, AR

22 Neely Henry, GA

23 Reelfoot Lake, TN

24 Lake Talquin, FL

25 Clarks Hill, GA

26 Lake of the Ozarks, MO

27 Lake of the Woods, Can

28 Ouachita River, LA

29 Eagle Lake, MS

30 Toledo Bend, TX

31 Cresent Lake, FL

32 Harris Lake, SC

33 Logan Martin, AL

34 Conway AR

35 Wilson, AL

36 Palestine, TX

37 Clear Lake, CA

38 Pickwick MS/TN/AL

39 Greenwood, SC

40 Murray, SC

41 Pymatuning, PA

42 Bull Shoals, AR/MO

43 Cypress, TX

44 Monroe Lake, FL

45 Kinkaid IL

46 Eldorado, KS

47 Wheeler Lake, AL

48 Oconee Lake, GA

49 Green River, KY

50 Ft. Gibson, OK

50 West Point, GA

50 Lake Monroe, IN