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Crappie Wisdom
01-30-2006, 11:59 PM
Hello ohio crappie members. I have an interesting question for u. Whats the biggest size crappie u caught in ohio? What were u using minnow jig, and location of the fish?

Me my biggest went for 14inchs.:D I caught that bad boy when i was 13 years old. Fishing with my dad in his boat at o shay. Vertical presentation was used with minnows. Never will forget how fast the line was running out from the boat when the slab hit. Been hooked on crappies ever since. Share ur big crappie story with us.

01-31-2006, 10:00 AM
Mine was 15 1/2", from Mosquito Lake. Got my 13th fish-ohio pin for that one. My personal best was caught at Ky. Lake, back in April of 2001. It was 17 1/2" and weighed 2lbs 15oz. My goal is to top that weight this year.

Crappie Wisdom
01-31-2006, 11:46 AM
Nice fish man!!!!!:)

01-31-2006, 02:11 PM
15.5 in white and hate to admit it but it was while catfishing, using a 4-5 in chub. At Dillon Lake at night.

02-01-2006, 11:59 AM
16 inch white crappie. Caught on a 2in. white grub with a spinner from a pond.

02-01-2006, 02:11 PM
15.5 inch white crappie caught it last spring at little clark lake with a minnow under a bobber early in the spring.

02-02-2006, 11:53 AM
...but I don't lie.

How about one I've personally seen in someone's freezer?
I didn't catch it myself, and I had to promise not to give out the details; but it was just shy of 22".(over 21 ") :eek:
The guy doesn't want his "home lake" swamped so he's keeping it quiet.

02-05-2006, 12:51 AM
Anyone else know of a truly gargantuan crappie specimen someone is hesitating to get mounted?
It would stand to reason that there has to be more out there.

02-05-2006, 09:29 AM
It was well past the state record for a crappie in Ohio.

My largest so far and at least got me a Fish Ohio pin was a 13 1/2 at Acton. I think it was caught on a 1/32 oz chart head with a YUM micro grub, but I'd have to check my notes. Second largest crappie for was on a Rat-L-Trap shad pattern on a farm pond. - Roberta

02-06-2006, 04:31 PM
Yea I know.

The biggest I had seen prior to that one was a 16 " crappie at a tourney weigh-in. There was also a 16" one weighed in at the same tourney.
And I recognize that there is a HUGE difference between the lengths here.

02-07-2006, 05:25 PM
Largest I ever caught was 16 in. on a minnow under a float on Delaware Lake in early April.

02-10-2006, 07:41 AM
The Ohio state record crappie are:

White crappie - 18.5 inches; 3.904 lbs.,

Black crappie - 18.125 inches; 4.5 lbs.

Why wouldn't you submit a fish that is three plus inches larger than the state record? Something is "fishy", no pun intended. I'm betting the fish you saw didn't come out of Ohio. - Roberta

Crappie Wisdom
02-10-2006, 09:49 AM
Most of the time crappie that large come from a private lake or pond. Unlikely it came from a natural lake or res.

02-10-2006, 02:48 PM
I caught a 2 pound crappie 14 inches long at Acton lake last May. Biggest I have ever caught in Ohio

03-03-2006, 11:10 AM
18 incher on a grub (white) in a private farm pond. i catch alot of 14-15 inchers every year.

03-03-2006, 04:54 PM
my dad caught an 18" crappie in hamilton lake ind. right across the border in northern ohio where we live i have it on my wall since he passed away he caught it on a rattle trap fishing for bass. it weighted 3 lbs. i caught one 15 " 2lbs. last spring at marble lake mich. on a white nail tail. thats the best i've seen around here

the big crappie 2
03-10-2006, 03:39 PM
my biggest was 15 1/2" from Kiser Lake. It weighed1 3/4lb. I cuaght it on a minnow under a bobber 20 minutes before a huge thunderstorm came through.