View Full Version : New La State Record White Crappie

12-15-2005, 03:19 PM
Caught on 5/9/05 by Peggy Haymon in Hornbeck, La. using a yellow crappie jig with a red head on 10 pound test line
This was a pond caught crappie, and is registered as such, but what a fish!

Weight: 3.685 pounds (3 pounds 11 ounces)

Total Length: 16 7/8 inches, Fork Length: 16 inches

Girth: 15 3/8 inches

Kristi Butler, Biologist Manager
La. Dept. of Wildlife & Fisheries
Booker Fowler Fish Hatchery
10 Joan Stokes Road
Forest Hill, LA 71430




Don G
12-15-2005, 03:45 PM
Nice one Bill..In LA is it a State record even though it was caught in a pond?

12-15-2005, 04:09 PM
What a fish! Kind of shaped like some big red ear I use to catch when I was a kid. Nice and round.

12-15-2005, 04:25 PM

12-15-2005, 04:30 PM
Nice one Bill..In LA is it a State record even though it was caught in a pond?

It's still the new State Record, but is categorized as being caught in a pond. Seems that a pond crappie gets less attention, but nonetheless it's top fish now!

12-15-2005, 04:42 PM
I would like to see a photo of the old state record caught in 1969 of 6lbs even:) I believe it was a black crappie.

12-15-2005, 04:50 PM
You guys probably have seen this site, but it lists records by state.


12-16-2005, 04:31 AM
Makes ya want to get after them,dont it??

12-16-2005, 04:34 AM
Yes it does.....in fact, Im sitting here this morning(vacation day) waiting for the sun to come up. All the schools are out due to icy roads, but if the wind isnt blowing, I may go for a while. Its not too bad, just 29 degrees with a high of 40 today:D

12-16-2005, 05:36 AM
the record large mouth bass was cought 30 miles from me . have fished in the lake . didn`t catch a bass . there are probabley a lot of record size on those oxbow lakes off the occmulge river . i hung one last year that was probabley the largest i have ever hung . it was in the mouth of a old oxbow lake just north of 441 bridge