Crappie fishing is an enjoyable hobby, not to mention an exciting sport. There are many great locations suitable for crappie fishing across the United States and this fish is happily in abundance. Take this quiz to learn more about crappie fishing.
Some rookie fisherman are frustrated when they encounter aggressive types of fish. Which of these are examples of such fish?
muskie or redfish
bass or carp
neither of the above
Crappie fishing is considered to be:
not for the rookie angler
What fish family do crappie belong to?
What is the average length of an adult crappie?
7 inches (17 centimeters)
10 inches (25 centimeters)
14 inches (35 centimeters)
What are the two types of crappie?
pink crappie and red crappie
black crappie and white crappie
horned crappie and whiskered crappie
If you are looking for crappie in lakes, where can you expect to find them?
in the shallow parts, where there is sand and mud at the bottom
in the deep parts, where there is sand and mud at the bottom
in the medium-depth areas, where it is clear
Are crappies loners or followers of the crowd?
They usually swim alone.
Black crappie swim in schools; white ones swim alone.
They usually swim in schools.
Why is the fact that they swim in schools useful to know as a fisherman?
because it means you have to put up your defenses
because at least you know what you're up against
because "if you find one, you find 'em all"
What food do crappie feed on?
minnows, worms and insects
algae and seaweed
eels and guppies
Why are lures better than live bait?
they're not better in any way
because you don't have to worry about keeping them alive
because they are inexpensive
Is coloring important when you are choosing bait for crappie?
scientists aren't certain
On sunny days, what color lures should you get?
very brightly colored
blacks and dark blues
silver and gray
There are three types of jigs most commonly used for crappie fishing: marabou, curly tail and:
fishing pole dancer
Which type of jig is very cheap?
Fly fishing is an effective, fun way to catch crappie. Should the fly be wet or dry?
wet is best
dry is best
both are fine
With fly fishing, how easy is it to detect movement on the end of the line?
it's easier than not fly fishing
it's more difficult than not fly fishing
it depends on the angler
During what season can you wade while fly fishing?
during the winter
during the summer
during the spring
Where do crappie swim at night?
at the bottom of the lake bed, along the sand
close to the surface
far from the surface
Why are lanterns helpful for night fishing?
because they shine light on the crappie hiding places
because they mesmerize the crappie with their glow
because they attract mosquitoes and therefore baitfish