Most of my early crappie fishing is done in local reservoirs suchas Liberty, Loch Raven, Marburg, Cunningham Falls Lake, Pinchot, or Piney Run. But there are some years when I venture several times down to the Eastern Shore of Delaware to cash in on some upper tidal river crappie as well as some mill pond fish. The ponds and tidal creeks and guts of the Upper Choptank, Wicomico, Blackwater in Maryland and the Broadkill and Marshyhope rivers in Delaware are prime locations. Somewhat overlooked, the tidal Potomac may be the best big-fish option for enthusiastic slab-hunters. Additionally, many area farmponds and small public venues have good crappie fishing as well.