Crappie in Alabama

Two types of crappie live in Alabama, black crappie and white crappie, with hybrids of the two occuring naturally some lakes, such as Weiss Lake.

 

black crappie - note the 7 or 8 dorsal spines and blotched coloration
Black Crappie

white crappie - note the 5 or 6 dorsal spines and vertical stripe pattern of darker areas
White Crappie

Black Crappie and White Crappie
An angler from the 2010 Crappie Master Team Tournament at Jones Bluff Reservoir shows off a fine black crappie (left) and white crappie (right).

crappie, both white and black
A mix of white crappie and black crappie