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.
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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: crappie - a crappie that is blackblack crappie - a crappie that is black    
crappie - small sunfishes of central United States rivers
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The black crappie came to the bank but they tend to be a lot smaller on Shelbyville than the whites.
When the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) released its draft Black Crappie Management Plan, they strived for an overarching goal.
The weekend of May 5-6 was a good one for anglers, as two set new state fishing records for walleye and black crappie. Brian Hartman of Alexandria Bay eclipsed the 2009 state record walleye by more than 1.5 pounds when he caught an 18-pound, 2-ounce walleye from the St.
You can also find both black crappie and white crappie at Pickwick Lake.
Between 2001 and 2006, 25% of United States freshwater anglers (excluding the Laurentian Great Lakes) reported participating in black crappie fishing (USFWS, 2006).
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.
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.
The crappie is a member of the sunfish family and comes in two types, white crappie and black crappie; both are popular game fish.
(3) 161 0.499 0.722 (green, pumpkinseed, bluegill) Micropterus dolomieui 58 0.180 0.153 (smallmouth bass) Micropterus punctatus 1 0.003 0.002 (spotted bass) Micropterus salmoides 51 0.158 0.172 (largemouth bass) Pomoxis annularis 1 0.003 0.005 (white crappie) Pomoxis nigromaculatus 2 0.006 0.016 (black crappie) Percidae Etheostoma blennoides 614 1.905 1.854 (greenside darter) Etheostoma caeruleum 3310 10.268 11.350 (rainbow darter) Etheostoma flabellare 297 0.921 1.155 (fantail darter) Etheostoma nigrum 2287 7.094 6.879 (johnny darter) Etheostoma zonale 127 0.394 0.412 (banded darter) Percina caprodes (logperch) 4 0.012 0.011 Percina maculatas 5 0.016 0.012 (blackside darter) Total 32237 No.
Siltcoos and Woahink lakes are the most diverse fisheries, as they both contain black crappie in addition to the aforementioned species.