Crappie have been making their way north in Ontario for a number of years. They were first discovered in the Kawartha Lakes back in the 80s and traveled up the Trent Canal system to Lake Huron. Crappie spawn in shallow water so their eggs get stuck to duck feathers and get transported to inland lakes. Even though they are a foreign species, the MNR does not consider them an invasive species because they do not harm the environment or effect the reproduction of other game fish.
Crappie have been in Wabigoon Lake for years now and the population has not only grown substantially, the rich fertile waters of Wabigoon have allowed the Crappie to get big. Our guests are amazed at the size of our Crappie and they are getting bigger every year.