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need2befishin
05-26-2018, 02:24 PM
Many of you guys may remember a post I made back in Feb. when my wife caught a 3.42lb crappie. Well, since then I have been frequently reminded by family and friends that SHE is a member of the 3-Pound club and I'm not. I've even had offers from folks wanting to trade me golf clubs for my fishing equipment.:Rofl Although I would rather she be the one to achieve such a goal, I have often wondered if I would ever get one myself. My PB is 2.79 but we all know that 3.anythng is the mark we shoot for.

Woke up this morning and reluctantly hooked up the boat due to being tired and the threat of more rain and storms. Launched the boat and parked the truck but still wasn't "feeling" it. First stop, first cast I caught a small one. Around the 4th cast I felt a faint thump so I set the hook. Felt heavy but the way my trips have been lately I assumed it was an Asian carp. Pulled drag a couple times so I just let it wear down. Got a look at the fish and it was a crappie. Got it in the net and thought, that is a good-un. Chunked it in livewell and kept fishing. Maybe caught 15 crappie and a few white perch all being on the smaller side. Decided to look at the big fish again and it looked bigger. Measured a little over 17.5" so I thought, maybe, just maybe this is my invite to the club. Decided to head to the bait store to get an official weight. To my total shock, it was 3.13. To realize that my bride and myself both caught fish over 3lbs the same year withing a few weeks of each other thrilled my soul. I'll be the first to admit, I'm too dumb to be a good fisherman so anytime I catch anything I consider it a blessing from above. Fish was released in great shape.

Sorry to bore you guys with long stories but it took me 45 years of fishing to get one. She caught hers on her 4th fishing trip but hey, who's counting anyway. Thanks for listening and hope everyone is safe out there this weekend.

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NCcrappie
05-26-2018, 02:38 PM
Congrats nice job


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INDyak
05-26-2018, 02:39 PM
heck of a nice fish. Congrats

ET Fish
05-26-2018, 02:50 PM
Congrats! That is definitely a milestone to be proud of.

crp4570
05-26-2018, 02:52 PM
Congrats to the both of you. Maybe ya can start a couples six plus club.

Slabprowler
05-26-2018, 02:54 PM
Great job! Congrats on a lifetime fish!

skeetbum
05-26-2018, 02:56 PM
Great fish, looking for one of those myself.

Billbob
05-26-2018, 02:57 PM
great fish

Alphahawk
05-26-2018, 02:57 PM
Very nice....congrats!

Regards


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CrappiePappy
05-26-2018, 03:37 PM
:HandsClapping:HandsClapping:HandsClapping:woohoo: woohoo:ThumbsUp

dhaire
05-26-2018, 04:33 PM
Wow—what a happy ending. No golf clubs for you.


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Redge
05-26-2018, 04:50 PM
Nice write up!! I’m still looking for one of those!!


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Hat55
05-26-2018, 04:54 PM
Way to go!!!

GreenEYESfromOHIO
05-26-2018, 04:59 PM
Great story! What were you using as bait?

"G"
05-26-2018, 05:13 PM
Congrats.....still trying to get mine

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FurFlyin
05-26-2018, 05:17 PM
That is awesome. Congratulations!

need2befishin
05-26-2018, 05:21 PM
Great story! What were you using as bait?

1/16 jig with a Mr. Crappie "Crappie Thunder" plastic in Monkey Shine color.

kycreek
05-26-2018, 05:43 PM
Looking for one myself.

Slab
05-26-2018, 05:45 PM
Wow, congrats. Great job for sure. Thanks for sharing.

Daddy and Luke
05-26-2018, 09:27 PM
Awesome fish. Congrats!


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Pawpaw61
05-26-2018, 09:46 PM
That's a good un! Congratulations.

Roy
05-27-2018, 06:58 AM
I've really enjoyed reading your post about your wife's 3lber and now yours. Welcome To The CLUB!
Now start looking for that 4lber, lol.

Herewego
05-27-2018, 06:39 PM
Congrats to you both.

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StantheMan2567
05-27-2018, 10:10 PM
Congratulations, the lake you guys are fishing must hold some quality fish. Maybe a State Record swims there...and either you or your wife will catch it!


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Mr. S
05-28-2018, 02:57 AM
Congratulations! Better late than never I always say. And just think if you had caught that 3#er years ago you may have given up fishing by now...
Keep on :fish

Ketchn
05-28-2018, 06:40 AM
KABOOM IT IS ......very nice

Ralo79
05-28-2018, 10:14 AM
Very nice, congrats!!


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crappie curt
05-28-2018, 12:13 PM
congrats on now being on the 3 pounder club :cheers2

need2befishin
05-31-2018, 06:46 PM
Thanks for all the kind and sincere comments guys. It is appreciated.

Speck
06-01-2018, 02:04 PM
Beautiful fish!!!

specktacklure
06-01-2018, 02:08 PM
Nice fish, congrats to you both !!