Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Crappie on the fly . . . again. sac au lait, strawberry bass.

The genus name Pomoxis derives from the Greek πώμα (cover, plug, operculum) and οξύς (sharp). The common name (also spelled croppie or crappé), derives from the Canadian French crapet, which refers to many different fishes of the family Centrarchidae.

Other names for crappie are papermouths, strawberry bass, speckled bass or specks (especially in Michigan, speckled perch, calico bass (throughout New England),[8] sac-au-lait (in southern Louisiana, lit "bag of milk")[9] and Oswego bass.[citation needed]

Man!!! I have got to find a good school of large crappie!! Need to fry up some slabs, hmmmm.


  1. never fished for crappie yet, one day... oh yes one day

  2. I am going Monday to crappie fish with the fly rod, my first!!

  3. I love getting these guys. I got one last year that was around 12 or so inches. I dont target them per se but usually end up catching a few here and there where ever I am fishing. Never eaten one though.