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Crappie Size #13326476 10/29/19 08:11 PM
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How old is a 6 inch crappie typically?


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According to some information recently compiled by officials with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, a six-inch black crappie that weighs 0.1 pounds will be, on average, 2.1 years old. A white crappie (distinguishable because it has five or six dorsal spines, compared to the black’s seven or eight) of the same length and weight will be 1.9 years old.

A nine-inch black crappie that weighs 0.4 pounds will be 4.2 years old. A white crappie of that length will probably weigh 0.3 pounds and be 3.8 years old.

At fourteen inches, the typical black crappie weighs 1.7 pounds and will be 14.3 years old. A 14-inch white crappie will be 1.4 pounds and 9.1 years old.

And a 19-inch black crappie, like the one that stands as the state record fish• It will have been swimming around for about 19 years.


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BS. My son has 6mo. old crappie that stocked at 2" that are 7" long.

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I'm sure I depends on the part of the country you live in, Southern states with warmer water will have faster growth rates.

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I saw that on the web also. I just have to figure out when I will be re-catching the 100 6 inch crappie yesterday. And when will they be 10 inch or bigger.


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Half a year to a year depending on what lake.



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Originally Posted by Sirjet
I saw that on the web also. I just have to figure out when I will be re-catching the 100 6 inch crappie yesterday. And when will they be 10 inch or bigger.


Well good news is you are catching crappie. Was just a few months ago you were asking lots of questions about how
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on Fork in the winter time you have to keep them all,....unless they spit the bait at the boat. Happens..... grin

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Originally Posted by Bentman63
According to some information recently compiled by officials with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, a six-inch black crappie that weighs 0.1 pounds will be, on average, 2.1 years old. A white crappie (distinguishable because it has five or six dorsal spines, compared to the black’s seven or eight) of the same length and weight will be 1.9 years old.

A nine-inch black crappie that weighs 0.4 pounds will be 4.2 years old. A white crappie of that length will probably weigh 0.3 pounds and be 3.8 years old.

At fourteen inches, the typical black crappie weighs 1.7 pounds and will be 14.3 years old. A 14-inch white crappie will be 1.4 pounds and 9.1 years old.

And a 19-inch black crappie, like the one that stands as the state record fish• It will have been swimming around for about 19 years.

Crappie grow much faster in the south than they do up north. Fish have a year round growing season down here. My understanding based on articles I’ve read is that crappie don’t live much longer than 4-5 years down here.


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Originally Posted by JIM SR.
on Fork in the winter time you have to keep them all,....unless they spit the bait at the boat. Happens..... grin


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I'm sure I depends on the part of the country you live in, Southern states with warmer water will
have faster growth rates.


It depends on the lake, as well as the region. There is a lot of nutrient rich lakes that will churn out fast crappie growth. As I recall, a 7 or 8 year old crappie has lived a full life, and in a good lake in our region they will be huge. If I had to guess, Sirjet, A six inch crappie will probably be around a year old.

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Did they shrink? Was 9 3/4.

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Originally Posted by fishin'aholic2
Half a year to a year depending on what lake.





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scruboak, you know me and you only catch 9 3/4 fish only. I think that is the law.


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