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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 03:51 PM 05/17/06 (CST)
May 09, 2006
World-Record Crappie: New official Missouri record should set IGFA all-tackle mark
Late last month, John Horstman of Callaway County, MO, caught a giant 19-inch black crappie while fishing with his son on a private lake near their home. The fish registered 5.02 pounds on a scale certified by the state Department of Conservation and is now the official Missouri record for the species. And if that weight holds up to IGFA certification standards, Horstman’s catch will become the new all-tackle world-record. The giant crappie, by the way, has been donated to Bass Pro Shops and will eventually circle the aquarium at their Springfield store. Here’s the full story with a picture:
http://www.infozine.com/news/stories/op/storiesView/sid/14824/

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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 10:32 PM 05/17/06 (CST)
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Thanks, I will check the link out smile smiley
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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 09:24 AM 05/18/06 (CST)




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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 11:03 AM 05/18/06 (CST)
Thanks Dude,
As usual, the picture really doesn't do justice for a fish that big. Better luck next pic!
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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 11:17 AM 05/18/06 (CST)
Ya BD,but if you look at his hands you'll see his mouth takes up 1 hand.
You are right ,to the novice it is hard to tell.Not that you are BD. I'm looking at other thing around him to get the size.
man does that thing have a beak.
Can you imagine the 24" 8 lb.er the indians gill netted at URL?

I am in total awe. I tossed a 3 lb slab a few years back in Bill Horn and I thought that one was a monster. It pales in comparison to this MULE!

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Daily Subscription Msg 6 Posted: 11:34 AM 05/18/06 (CST)
Thing looks monstorous to me.
If you look at it the fish its bigger then the guys lap. Picture that fish laying across your lap as you sit down. And then realize thats a crappie your holding. Its like a green and black spotted football



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Daily Subscription Msg 7 Posted: 11:18 AM 05/19/06 (CST)
Boy,sure would like to mount that!
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Daily Subscription Msg 8 Posted: 02:47 AM 06/16/06 (CST)
Speaking of Crappies where are the big slabs this time of year? deep? shallow? suspended? are they schooled up?


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Daily Subscription Msg 9 Posted: 09:40 AM 06/16/06 (CST)
It is always tough to get the size of a fish in a pic. CK's method is one of the best, look at what is around it that you have some idea of the size, like hands, fingers, etc. Since many people hold the fish far away from their bodies and closer to the camera (which makes the fish look bigger), fingers are usually a good indicator. Another thing you can do is get a pic of yourself w/a fish that you know the size of and look at them together. A warning though, your 10-to-13-inch fish that you thought was a nice catch will look a little small compared to that thing!

Definitely an awesome fish.
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Daily Subscription Msg 10 Posted: 09:51 AM 06/16/06 (CST)
The crappie are done spawning so the females will move out to deeper water. The males will join them once the fry are big enough to be led out of the spawning area to the cooler deeper water.Just like walleyes they will move in to areas that have weeds with minnows.So at low light times they feed.Under docks they will be looking for shade while hiding waiting to pounce.Outside edges of cabbage or reeds off of humps.Work a minnow or jig 2 ft. under a cork and work those areas. Once you find one it's all over but the cleanin.If there is deep water close 8-12 they will slide back & forth until we ice up.Then back to the deeper water 20-30 '. You might see them on a locator all schooled up & suspended in deeper water. Then cover water with the jig either verticly or under a cork. I've dropped over the side of the boat in 25' of water in Davis bay. I dropped to the bottom& reeled up 6 cranks and got the 1st of my limit. Well then everytime I'd drop to the bottom & crank 6 times wait & whammo another one.
You never know until you go looking exactly where they'll be.I guess thats why they call it fishing,not catching.



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