10. Lake Washington, Mississippi


There are so many good crappie lakes for trophy crappie that they all seem to ebb and flow. One year one lake is hot and the next another one is hot. But Washington always stays consistent. It has reasonable numbers of crappie but it’s the common place 3-pound crappie that gets it listed in the top 10 destinations on most well known crappie anglers’ lists.

It generally has pretty stable water conditions, characterized by sloughs and swamps full of cypress trees, knees, stick-ups, old piers, and more to fish. Crappie will suspend higher in the water column foraging on pot-gut minnows. If you’re going to be in the western Mississippi Delta, be sure to make the trek to Washington this spring.