New catch-and-release record white crappie from CJ Strike

Congratulations to Matt Wilcox of Ketchum on landing the newest catch-and-release state record White Crappie!

He managed to land this 14.25" beauty while fishing CJ Strike Reservoir in early May. April through June are typically the best months for finding crappie throughout southwest and northern Idaho. Watch for them to move up into shallow waters to spawn as the water temperatures get into the mid-60’s.

If you would like to know where you can find crappie, here’s a list of Idaho waters with crappie from our Idaho Fishing Planner. Narrow your search even further using the options on the left.

  • White Crappie Wilcox CJ Strike
    Licensing: 
    Creative Commons Licence
    Attribution: 
    Matthew Wilcox
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