Crappie

Pomoxis Annularis – White
Pomaxis Nigromaculatus - Black

The Crappies are a North American freshwater fish in the Sunfish family. Both species are popular game fish. The Crappie species are highly regarded game fishes and are often considered to be among the best tasting freshwater fish. Because of their diverse diets, crappies may be caught in many ways, including casting light jigs, trolling with minnows or artificial lures, using small spinner baits, or using bobbers.

The average size of a crappie is between one half and one pound, though they are known to grow much larger. Crappies are prolific breeders that will overpopulate small bodies of water very quickly if the population is not controlled. Coloration of Crappie is dark on the top and silver-olive and bronze on the side and belly. The body is compressed and deep-bodied, with heavy, irregular spotting over the head, body and fins. Crappies have seven or eight spines on the dorsal fin, which is large and equal in size with the rear fin.

Presteve Foods handles Crappie all year round, with its size being the only variation throughout the year. Since they have such a great taste, you can cook them just about any way you like. Pan frying, baking or barbecue is the most popular methods. Crappie is packed to the customer’s specifications and available year round. Available in Whole Round IQF and IQF fillet.