The Mississippi Crappie Trail is designed to promote 6 of Mississippi’s premier crappie lakes along with the attractions and resources around them. 

Arkabutla Lake, on the Coldwater River, is known for its large crappie and this remote location is an ideal setting for a serene retreat.

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Barnett Reservoir, better known as “The Rez” is located in the shadow of the state capital at Jackson and is definitively a fan favorite in catching big crappie.

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Enid Lake where crappie is king. Since 1957, a 5-pound, 3-ounce white Crappie holds the world record and the average Crappie weighs 1-pound.

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Voted the world’s best crappie lake. Located in the hills of pine & hardwood forests at the entrance to the Mississippi Delta, Grenada Lake is an inland paradise.

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Sardis Lake is one of Mississippi’s best kept secrets. Over 32,000 surface acres in the summer, this lake is the perfect place to catch crappie.

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Lake Washington is an oxbow lake in Washington County and has been known as a crappie fisherman’s paradise.

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There’s only a few days left to check out Christmas Traditions Light Show at Cedar Hill Farms!  Admission includes entry into the Farm and access to the playground areas along with two unique light shows: 

1) The Greatest Story Ever Told: A light show lasting approx. 20 minutes. Located in an outdoor amphitheater. Featuring light displays synchronized to favorite Christmas music and a narrated story about the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

2) CHF Railroad: Take a train ride around the North Pole with lighted Christmas Scenes synchronized to some of your favorite Christmas music. Approx. a 1/2 mile track lasting around 10 minutes. (This is not a train on a track, these are small tractors with carts built to look like train carts.)

Hot chocolate, fudge and other treats are available for purchase. If you’re there Thursday - Sunday nights, enjoy dinner at the restaurant on site — The Barn. Be sure to get your tickets  ASAP - they sell out quick we hear!

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There’s only a few days left to check out Christmas Traditions Light Show at Cedar Hill Farms! Admission includes entry into the Farm and access to the playground areas along with two unique light shows:

1) The Greatest Story Ever Told: A light show lasting approx. 20 minutes. Located in an outdoor amphitheater. Featuring light displays synchronized to favorite Christmas music and a narrated story about the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

2) CHF Railroad: Take a train ride around the North Pole with lighted Christmas Scenes synchronized to some of your favorite Christmas music. Approx. a 1/2 mile track lasting around 10 minutes. (This is not a train on a track, these are small tractors with carts built to look like train carts.)

Hot chocolate, fudge and other treats are available for purchase. If you’re there Thursday - Sunday nights, enjoy dinner at the restaurant on site — The Barn. Be sure to get your tickets ASAP - they sell out quick we hear!

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Arklabutla Lake Crappie by Tim Huffman   Facts: 11,870 surface acres; elevation 226 feet; inlet source is Coldwater River; fluctuates...

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Another successful fishing trip from Cory Determann on Sardis Lake! Nothing beats that view and a crappie in hand.

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The Mississippi Crappie Trail is a collection of Mississippi’s top crappie fishing lakes and the nation’s top crappie lakes as well.  This crappie trail is designed to promote Mississippi’s premier crappie fishing destinations and the vast array of attractions and resources around the lakes.  Plan your Mississippi crappie fishing trip here.

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Area: 7.812 mi²
Size: 35,820 acres
County: Grenada, Yalobusha
Cities: Coffeeville, Grenada, Holcomb, Water Valley
Average depth: 6 ft  to  50 ft
Fish: White Crappie, Black Crappie, Bream (Bluegill), Catfish

Grenada Lake is a reservoir on the Yalobusha River Mississippi. If you’re in search of trophy-sized crappie look no further than Grenada Lake in Mississippi. While this 35,820-acre waterway can be great for largemouth bass, white bass, and catfish, it is best known for its outstanding crappie fishing. 3-pound crappie are not uncommon, and those pushing 4-pounds can be caught by the persistent angler!

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Barnett Reservoir Lake Washington Grenada Lake Enid Lake Sardis lake Arkabutla Lake

Barnett Reservoir

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Area: 32.31 mi²
Length: 15.99 mi
Max depth: 60′ 0″
Counties: Rankin / Madison
Cities: Ridgeland, Brandon, Madison, Jackson
Fish: White Crappie, Smallmouth Buffalo, Black Crappie, Bluegill, Bowfin

The Barnett Reservoir is a reservoir of the Pearl River between Madison and Rankin counties in the U.S. state of Mississippi. The 33,000-acre lake serves as the state’s largest drinking water resource, and is managed by the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District. Barnett Reservoir offers some of the state’s best crappie fishing. Both white and black crappie can be caught anytime of the year.

Lake Washington

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Area: 7.812 mi²
Size: 5,000 acres
County: Washington
Cities: Glen Allan, Chatham, Erwin
Average depth: 6 ft-22 ft
Fish: White Crappie, Black Crappie, Bream (Bluegill), Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass,

Lake Washington is one of the largest natural lakes in Mississippi. Around 700 years old, it may also be one of the country’s oldest lakes. It’s well known for excellent crappie, catfish, and bluegill fishing as well as seasonal duck hunting. Boat ramps are located at Okey’s and Cypress Gardens on the south side of the lake. Also accessible from Roy’s Store and Southern Star RV Park.

Grenada Lake

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Area: 7.812 mi²
Size: 35,820 acres
County: Grenada, Yalobusha
Cities: Coffeeville, Grenada, Holcomb, Water Valley
Average depth: 6 ft  - 50 ft
Fish: White Crappie, Black Crappie, Bream (Bluegill), Catfish

Grenada Lake is a reservoir on the Yalobusha River Mississippi. If you’re in search of trophy-sized crappie look no further than Grenada Lake in Mississippi. While this 35,820-acre waterway can be great for largemouth bass, white bass, and catfish, it is best known for its outstanding crappie fishing. 3-pound crappie are not uncommon, and those pushing 4-pounds can be caught by the persistent angler!

Enid Lake

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Size: 6,100 acres
County: Yalobusha / Panola / Lafayette
Cities: Enid
Average depth: 6 ft - 55 ft
Fish: White Crappie, Black Crappie, Bream (Bluegill), Largemouth Bass

Enid Lake, MS, on the Yocona River, is known for its crappie along with the family camping facilities. Located in the Hills Region of Mississippi on Interstate-55 just 56 miles south of Memphis, TN, the lake offers an accessible fishing pier below the dam and an equestrian trail.

Sardis lake

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Size: 98,520 acres
County: Lafayette, Panola, & Marshall
Cities: Sardis
Average depth: 6 ft - 76 ft
Fish: White Crappie, Black Crappie, Bream (Bluegill), Largemouth Bass, Catfish

Sardis Lake, MS, on the Tallahatchie River, is known for its sand beaches and amazing crappie fishing opportunities. A State Park with swimming pool, recreation hall, cabins and a golf course are located at Sardis Lake.

Arkabutla Lake

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Size: 57,250 acres
County: DeSoto/ Tate
Cities: Arkabutla
Average depth: 6 ft - 54 ft
Fish: White Crappie, Black Crappie, Bream (Bluegill), Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Catfish

Arkabutla Lake, MS, on the Coldwater River, is known for its large crappie and excellent sailing conditions. Located near Memphis, TN, the lake has camping, swimming and picnicking facilities.

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Arklabutla Lake Crappie

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Arklabutla Lake Crappie by Tim Huffman   Facts: 11,870 surface acres; elevation 226 feet; inlet source is Coldwater River; fluctuates...

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Deck the halls…or boats! PTG Outdoors is located in Mississippi and has everything you need for success out on the water. Check them out at the link below.

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Deck the halls…or boats! PTG Outdoors is located in Mississippi and has everything you need for success out on the water. Check them out at the link below.

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There’s only a few days left to check out Christmas Traditions Light Show at Cedar Hill Farms!  Admission includes entry into the Farm and access to the playground areas along with two unique light shows: 

1) The Greatest Story Ever Told: A light show lasting approx. 20 minutes. Located in an outdoor amphitheater. Featuring light displays synchronized to favorite Christmas music and a narrated story about the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

2) CHF Railroad: Take a train ride around the North Pole with lighted Christmas Scenes synchronized to some of your favorite Christmas music. Approx. a 1/2 mile track lasting around 10 minutes. (This is not a train on a track, these are small tractors with carts built to look like train carts.)

Hot chocolate, fudge and other treats are available for purchase. If you’re there Thursday - Sunday nights, enjoy dinner at the restaurant on site — The Barn. Be sure to get your tickets  ASAP - they sell out quick we hear!

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There’s only a few days left to check out Christmas Traditions Light Show at Cedar Hill Farms! Admission includes entry into the Farm and access to the playground areas along with two unique light shows:

1) The Greatest Story Ever Told: A light show lasting approx. 20 minutes. Located in an outdoor amphitheater. Featuring light displays synchronized to favorite Christmas music and a narrated story about the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

2) CHF Railroad: Take a train ride around the North Pole with lighted Christmas Scenes synchronized to some of your favorite Christmas music. Approx. a 1/2 mile track lasting around 10 minutes. (This is not a train on a track, these are small tractors with carts built to look like train carts.)

Hot chocolate, fudge and other treats are available for purchase. If you’re there Thursday - Sunday nights, enjoy dinner at the restaurant on site — The Barn. Be sure to get your tickets ASAP - they sell out quick we hear!

https://www-gocedarhillfarm-com.ticketbud.com/ceda…

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There’s only a few days left to check out Christmas Traditions Light Show at Cedar Hill Farms! Admission includes entry into the Farm and access to the playground areas along with two unique light shows.
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Another successful fishing trip from Cory Determann on Sardis Lake! Nothing beats that view and a crappie in hand.

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