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Allday
04-23-2009, 09:04 PM
Tues. I went crappie hunting by myself in sloughs off the lower Alabama River and caught the bigest one yet. I was fishing minnows in tree tops and hooked this 16 inch 2lb 5oz crappie. The fish wrapped a limb on me and I had to do some fast limb pulling. I turned on the trolling motor and started pulling limbs to get to the fish. There was a bost about 40 yards away and they were looking at me wondering what I was doing. I was breaking limbs and the trolling motor was wacking limbs and making a lot of noise. I got to the fish and liped her and I was thinking if I fell in I was not going to turn loose. I am going to put this one on the wall and hope to catch a bigger one next trip.

78mudbug
04-23-2009, 09:08 PM
very nice fish

Mrs. Crappie Stalker
04-23-2009, 09:28 PM
That's a beaut!

sportsman223
04-23-2009, 10:15 PM
Very nice

Redy2Fish
04-23-2009, 11:15 PM
Good 'un, Bud!

sixfin
04-23-2009, 11:24 PM
Be sure to wrap her in newspaper before you put her in the freezer. That's what the taxidermist that did mine told me to do with the next one.

slabbandit
04-23-2009, 11:37 PM
Nice slab!!:)

Brutom
04-24-2009, 04:23 AM
Congrats!

Thats a real nice one!

INGrandad
04-24-2009, 05:16 AM
Really nice slab.

catman
04-24-2009, 05:19 AM
great catch.

Pat
04-24-2009, 05:42 AM
Pretty Fish !

PawPaw "gene"
04-24-2009, 06:09 AM
Ain't that a better way to catch a fish than just dipping a net under her. I bet your heart was a racing. Great catch. Thanks for the pictures.

"gene"

Eager Beaver
04-24-2009, 08:33 AM
Tues. I went crappie hunting by myself in sloughs off the lower Alabama River and caught the bigest one yet. I was fishing minnows in tree tops and hooked this 17 inch 2lb 5oz crappie. The fish wrapped a limb on me and I had to do some fast limb pulling. I turned on the trolling motor and started pulling limbs to get to the fish. There was a bost about 40 yards away and they were looking at me wondering what I was doing. I was breaking limbs and the trolling motor was wacking limbs and making a lot of noise. I got to the fish and liped her and I was thinking if I fell in I was not going to turn loose. I am going to put this one on the wall and hope to catch a bigger one next trip.

According to your measure board the fish is 16 inches not 17. but still a nice fish. EB

Fatman
04-24-2009, 12:46 PM
SWEET!!!!!!!!!!!! That is one nice crappie.

Fatmn

fish_4_all
04-24-2009, 01:21 PM
Is a bigger fish than we will ever see for crappie. Nice catch.

When my uncle did taxidermy they wanted it wrapped in newspaper and frozen with wet layers on it to protect it from freezer burn. Saw a few fish come in with 10 layers of paper on them frozen solid. A little much but worth it to protect the skin and coloration.

father of 4
04-24-2009, 02:40 PM
Nice one

kycreek
04-24-2009, 03:23 PM
I don't blame you it would go on my wall also.

Jiggin_Joe
04-24-2009, 05:48 PM
nice .. i dream about stuff like that .

JJ

thankfull
04-24-2009, 06:51 PM
Great fish man.

crappie12
04-24-2009, 09:28 PM
That is a nice fish. We saw one a guy caught today that was 17" but only weighed 2.2 lbs. Good job!:)

crappietale
04-24-2009, 09:39 PM
Be sure to wrap her in newspaper before you put her in the freezer. That's what the taxidermist that did mine told me to do with the next one.

I beg to differ. Newspaper draws moisture from the fins and tail. It also removes slime which makes pulling the paper off difficult and it can result in pulling out scales. Some newsprint with bleed into the fish skin. :(
A fish to be mounted should laid flat and rolled up in a soaking wet bath type towel. The towel should then be put into a plastic garbage bag. The plastic bag should be rolled up and taped tightly shut. The water in the towel will ensure that the fish is surrounded by frozen moisture and will last that way a long time. :)

BTW...that crappie is deserving of a lot more than "Nice one." It's the crappie of a lifetime anywhere. Congrats! :D

bc1448
04-25-2009, 12:47 AM
That is a nice fish! Congrats on the catch!
Blake

Ken Kinser
04-25-2009, 02:59 AM
Good one cong.

sea-sons
04-25-2009, 05:34 AM
Yea baby!

Allday
04-25-2009, 07:56 PM
According to your measure board the fish is 16 inches not 17. but still a nice fish. EB

Sorry bout that I edited the post. Just wishing I guess.

Eager Beaver
04-25-2009, 10:19 PM
Sorry bout that I edited the post. Just wishing I guess.

No problem. like I said it is a VERY NICE fish. EB

Blue Duck
04-26-2009, 08:48 AM
Thats a dandy for sure. Id love to catch one like it.

rnvinc
04-26-2009, 09:06 AM
That fish sure has some shoulders on it!!