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Arkansas lakes make list of 50 best crappie locations

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Arkansas lakes make list of 50 best crappie locations
SHERMAN OAKS, Cal. (AGFC) – Want to land some bragging size crappie? Maybe even break a current record? You'd be wise to fish the lakes rated by Fishhound.com as the best in the country for oversized slabs.
 
Arkansas was well-represented in the list with six lakes in the top 50. Lake Dardanelle finished as the top-rated lake in Arkansas and number nine overall. Fishhound compiled its "50 Best Crappie Lakes" list after consulting with a host of industry experts, including veteran outdoor writers, professional crappie anglers, companies like Blakemore and Southern Pro, and organizations such as Crappie USA, Crappie Masters and Crappie Nation.
 
"We devoted considerable time and resources to develop this list based on feedback from some of the most experienced and knowledgeable crappie fishermen throughout the U.S.," noted Rick Patri, Fishhound's vice president, operations. "These are bodies of water that earned well deserved reputations for producing big numbers of fish as well as some real monsters."
 
The long-standing IGFA all-tackle world record for white crappie stands at 5 lbs., 3 oz. – a fish caught in Mississippi back in 1957. The all-tackle record for black crappie is a 5-pound fish caught from a private Missouri farm pond in 2006. However, records are made to be broken. And, when larger crappie are caught, chances are those fish will come from a lake on Fishhound's "Top 50" list below:  
 
Fishhound's 50 Best Crappie Lakes List
1. Grenada Lake, MS
2. Sardis Lake, MS
3. Kentucky Lake, TN
4. Reelfoot Lake, TN
5. Arkabutla Lake, MS
6. Green River Lake, KY
7. Lake Washington, MS
8. Barkley Lake, KY
9. Lake Dardanelle
10. Logan Martin, AL
11. Weiss Lake, AL
12. Nimrod Lake
13. Clarks Hill, GA
14. Chickamauga Lake, TN
15. Patoka Lake, IN
16. Santee Cooper Lakes, SC
17. Eufaula Lake, OK
18. Pickwick Lake, TN
19. Oologah Lake, OK
20. Enid Lake, MS
21. Harris Chain of Lakes, FL
22. Truman Lake, MO
23. Toledo Bend, TX
24. Alabama River, AL
25 Lake Erie, OH
26. Texoma Lake, TX
27. Buckeye Lake, OH
28. Kaw Lake, OK
29. Ross Barnett, MS
30. Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, MS
31. Douglas Lake, TN
32. Monroe Lake, FL
33. Lake of the Ozarks, MO
34. Lake Fork, TX
35. Neely Henry Lake, AL
36. Kinkaid Lake, IL
37. Rend Lake, IL
38. Shelbyville Lake, IL
39. Craig D. Campbell Lake Conway Reservoir
40. Lake Greeson 4
41. Greenwood Lake
42. West Point, GA
43. Oconee Lake, GA
44. Lake Cumberland, KY
45. Indian Lake, OH 4
46. Lake Talquin, FL
47. Mississinewa Lake, IN
48. Lake Hamilton
49. Lake of the Pines, TX
50. D'Arbonne Lake, LA

 

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