I have caught 2, what I call really big crappies out of the Mississippi River. Both incidental catches. The first was on a silver/black back crankbait while fishing smallies, that fish was just under 17 1/2 inches. Fishing rocks/wood, with plenty of current. The second was right at 18 inches, slack water, backwater lake pitching a 3/4 oz black and blue skirted jig with a 5 inch craw trailer. Some crappie fishermen saw me catch this fish, I gave it to them. It did not mean anything to me at the time, I was hardcore bass guy. They thanked me, said they would mount it. Took my name and wrote it down, said they would put my name on it. Have not heard anything about it since. I did not know these guys, but they were nice and really impressed with that fish. Both fish, Pool 16. Other than bass and catfish, most of my really big fish have been caught incidentally. lol. Gotta love fishing.
June 18, 2022 at 5:55 pm #2130595