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  • My wife and another TARP

    Everything is relative. That being said, this is a big fish for Fort Loudoun. This guy was hugging bottom in 20 FOW, and was tricked by a Mr. Crappie Bluegrass shad. Water temp was 81. We didn't catch a boatload, but this made up for it. She's racking up on the TARP certificates! Oh, and this fish is still swimming!

    The tape is rarely used and has rusted. We usually use the Frabil checker, but not with this one. We knew it was gonna be released as soon as it surfaced, we just can't kill these rare bigguns! No, it's not measured correctly, but will meet the
    T.A.R.P. requirements since that only requires 14".
    This article was originally published in forum thread: My wife and another TARP started by ET Fish View original post
    Comments 13 Comments
    1. gravelman6's Avatar
      gravelman6 -
      Wow what a slab! Nice that you released a trophy like that, you have the pictures and memories.
    1. Hippie Bob's Avatar
      Hippie Bob -
      That has to be one of the biggest crappies I've ever seen. Nice! Great that it was released.
    1. scrat's Avatar
      scrat -
      Wow! Nice size slab for sure. Thanks for sharing the report and pictures.
    1. hdhntr's Avatar
      hdhntr -
      how big was it? monster slab for sure!
    1. elkhunter's Avatar
      elkhunter -
      Great fish!
    1. Billbob's Avatar
      Billbob -
      good fun
    1. ET Fish's Avatar
      ET Fish -
      Quote Originally Posted by hdhntr View Post
      how big was it? monster slab for sure!
      I did a poor job of measuring, as I was trying to get it back in the water. It was roughly between 16"-17" (TARP requirements is 14"). The weight was 1.86 on my scale. Not a monster like Mississippi crappie, but a trophy for this lake.
    1. Anchor Man's Avatar
      Anchor Man -
      Great fish.
    1. Stumpjmpr's Avatar
      Stumpjmpr -
      A 16" fish is a dandy in my books. Congrats!
    1. Dave and Lynn's Avatar
      Dave and Lynn -
      Wow nice catch. Only 1.86. Sounds a little light for that big of fish.
    1. Ketchn's Avatar
      Ketchn -
      sometimes crappie fish get big but don't weigh much , that is an old timer crappie for sure .....congrats congrats
      btw what is TARP ?
    1. Crappie ciller's Avatar
      Crappie ciller -
      I hope you stuffed some Minnows down the hat fishes neck before the release. He needed a square meal! Nice catch.
    1. "G"'s Avatar
      "G" -
      Good fish
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