The white crappie is the most popular panfish in Texas. It is deep-bodied and silvery in color with green on it’s back. Vertical bars are on the sides. Spring is nesting time for white crappie. Maturity is usually reached in two to three years. Adults feed on small fish and insects. Native to the eastern two-thirds of Texas, the species can now be found statewide. Minnows are the preferred bait but jigs in the hands of a fisherman can result in a full creel. Crappie school and can usually be found around boat docks submerged trees and submerged structures 4.5 pound crappie have been taken from Texas waters.