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10point
03-26-2015, 07:19 PM
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/26/ac999406c8ab267edcfe3b8351db6292.jpg

Ever seen one like this? Its missing the bottom part if its back fin. Looking at the picture I think the bottom is strange also. Caught at Percy priest in TN this week.

10point
03-26-2015, 07:20 PM
Meant to title fish caught this week. Don't know how to change on my phone.

lowe175
03-26-2015, 07:33 PM
Nice fish. I've seen all kinds of injuries they are Harty fish a lot tougher than we think.

10point
03-26-2015, 07:40 PM
Blood is on the fish because I started to clean the other side before I realized I needed to take a picture.

CrappiePappy
03-26-2015, 08:19 PM
Don't see anything particularly "wrong" with the belly or bottom fin ... but, the missing tail section could have been from a snapping turtle, otter, or some other predator animal. Looks like a clean bite that's healed, from what I can see ... so I don't think it's from nest fanning. Otherwise, looks like a nice sized Black Crappie headed to the freezer.

... cp :kewl

Dutch
03-26-2015, 08:32 PM
I caught some this week with cuts on thier backs...was scatching my head when I realized that it was the Ospreys grabbing at fish.

DockShootinJack
03-26-2015, 08:39 PM
Its a tough life being a crappie.

bugman
03-27-2015, 04:46 AM
Overall it looks like that fish had a pretty tough life....the bottom fin does look a bit odd.

billyoungb
03-27-2015, 03:52 PM
It looks like a male that might have been fanning a nesting bed for the females.