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Closeup photo of a crappie in an angler's hand.

12 Best Crappie Fishing Lakes in California

Crappie are fun to catch, tasty to each and found all over California. We show you the best fishing lakes and rivers, along with tips to help you catch a bucketful of slab crappies.


Best Fishing in America launched more than a decade ago in Oregon and is expanding across the U.S. Our goal is to provide a free, easy-to-use website where recreational anglers can learn where, when and how to get the most out of their precious fishing time, whether close to home or on the road.

Publisher Eric Apalategui has been an award-winning West Coast journalist and teacher for more than 20 years — and crazy about fishing much longer. Co-conspirators who share their angling insights on this website include expert writers and researchers, guides, tackle shop owners, lodge operators, tackle manufacturers, angling organization members and, of course, lots of fellow fishing fanatics.