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Ricthi Tabarrini with an extra large crappie caught in Wayne County in 2007
A healthy 14 7/8 inch black crappie caught by Don Dost of Telford, PA, in May 2007. The fish took a chartreuse  colored plug at Moon Lake.
Meghan and Emily Shiels show off their catch of crappies at F.J. Sayers Lake (Bald Eagle State Park) in April 2006
Seven year old Juliette Pettersen with a 16+ inch beautiful black crappie while fishing at a lake in Monroe County on September 19, 2009
Tyler Horn, age 12, with a 17 inch, 2.3 pound crappie he caught at Glendale Lake in August 2009
Biggest PA catches in 2013 (not pictured)
  1. 3 lb. 7 oz.—Cowans Gap Lake
  2. 3 lb. 0 oz.—Lake Ontelaunee
  3. 2 lb. 15 oz.—Crooked Creek Lake
  4. 2 lb. 10 oz.—Lake Arthur
  5. 2 lb. 5 oz.—Shenango Reservoir

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Jim McCarthy with a pair of Wayne County crappie Ricthi Tabarrini with an extra large crappie caught in Wayne County in 2007 16-inch white crappie taken on a tip-up while fishing in Blue Marsh Lake in Berks County in February 2007
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click for Commonwealth of PA website click for list of PA state agencies click for PA online services Get your fishing license Register/title a boat Web Policies Site Map Contact Us PFBC Home Page Jim McCarthy with a pair of Wayne County crappie JJ Parola with a healthy tandem of Wayne County crappie caught in September 2007 16-inch white crappie taken on a tip-up while fishing in Blue Marsh Lake in Berks County in February 2007