Big crappie are enough to send many anglers into a frenzy, and this possible new-world record crappie is about to take the fishing world by storm. Angler Jam Ferguson caught an absolute giant of a crappie in a pond in Paint Rock, Tennessee, that weighed in at a whopping 5.46 pounds.
What is the world’s largest crappie?
The crappie measured 17.71 inches. For comparison, the all-tackle world record for a black crappie is 5 pounds, 7 ounces caught in May 2018 at Richeiseon Pond in Tennessee.
How big can crappie get?
Crappies are typically about 4–8 inches (10–20 cm) long. The current all-tackle fishing world record for a black crappie is 2.47 kg (5 lb 7 oz). The maximum length reported for a black crappie is 19.3 inches (49 cm) and the maximum published weight is just under 6 pounds (2,700 g).
What is the state record for a crappie?
The State Crappie Record For Every State In America
|Alabama||4 lbs 5 oz||Fort Payne Reservoir|
|Arizona||4 lbs 10 oz||San Carlos Lake|
|Arkansas||5 lbs||Lake Wilhelmina|
|California||4 lbs 8 oz||Clear Lake|
Why is selling crappie illegal?
The main reason why crappies are not being sold by anglers, stores, or restaurants is because of the contaminants present from unregulated waters that crappie live in. Such contaminants may have gotten into the fish, which can’t be controlled by man.
How old is a 15 inch crappie?
From the surveys I’ve read, a fast growing fish will usually make it to 10″ at 3 years old and 12″ by age 5. Don’t recall ever seeing any 16″ fish removed and aged by IDNR, but I have seen several 15″-15.5″ fish that aged between 8-10 years old.
How old is a 12 inch crappie?
Now I tend to keep them between 10” and 12″. In PA, a 12 inch crappie is usually about 8 years old but a 14+” fish is nearly 20 years old. A 10-12 inch fish makes a good fillet but it takes far less time to replace that fish.
What is the best month to catch crappie?
Experiment until you find a technique that works for you. Crappie are attracted to woody cover regardless of the time of year. A good rule of thumb is to fish shallow during spring and fall, then fish deep during summer and winter.
Is a 14 inch crappie big?
Crappies are considered a slab if they are 14 to 16 inches or larger and weight 4+ pounds. There are not really any special techniques or tricks used to catch the slab. Just as with regular sized crappie, you can fish from the shore, a boat, on a dock, or in a cove.
Will crappie take over a pond?
White crappie has an extremely high reproductive capacity and can over populate in a body of water that is not large enough to support their numbers. While there is nothing wrong with the white crappie, they are not used in pond stocking or raised commercially.
Why are crappie bad for ponds?
“Even small crappie can create a major problem because they’re so abundant and will consume small forage. This will eventually lead to a stunted largemouth population due to inadequate forage.” Essentially, juvenile crappie eat the small forage items on which juvenile largemouth rely.
What’s the largest bluegill ever caught?
The Biggest Bluegill in the World
The world record bluegill recorded by IGFA or the International Gamefish Association was caught in 1950 at Ketona Lake, Alabama. This bluegill weighed in at a whopping 4 pounds 12 ounces and came in at 15 inches long with an astounding girth of 18-¼ inches.
How many times a year do crappie spawn?
The Crappie Spawn happens every spring when the water temperatures reach above the 60-degrees. Depending on where you live, the crappie spawn can be anytime from early March to the middle of May. Like other panfish, crappie build spawning nests in shallow water. Most crappie spawn in depths from 1-6 feet of water.
How deep should I fish for crappie?
The best areas are 2 to 6 feet deep with plenty of cover. Cast your lures, flies or baits as close to the actual beds as possible; give the crappie plenty of time to inhale the lure or bait, then strike gently and play the fish until it’s ready to be brought in.
Why is fishing with corn illegal?
If the fish is too small for the corn to pass through the stomach and intestines, corn can actually cause blockages and the fish could die from internal buildup. If this happens to too many fish, the mortality rate will go up for the area and there will be more decomposing bodies than the environment can keep up with.
Are crappie and perch the same thing?
Crappie are part of the sunfish family. Perch are part of the walleye family. The crappie will have a slight green color to their upper bodies, but only in certain parts of the country. In other parts of their bodies are white with a silver tone and either black stripes or black flecks/spots.