14.5 inch Black Crappie

Sunday, December 17, 2017
14.5 inches

Special thanks to the Geving Brothers for the chance at this fish. 

After catching 2 crappies over 11 inches back to back I took out my walleye rod with a ripping rap to entice this beauty and shatter my previous PB by over 2 inches.

What a way to start out the 2017-18 ice fishing season.


Casey Shanaberger's picture

Gosh that is a noice fish to get through the ice! I love those colors that winter fish get.


That snowy background makes the catch 100x more epic too!

"I swear if you catch another drum"

FP4LifesDad's picture

Nice papermouth buddy congrats!


Cast_and_Blast's picture

Now that's a SLAB!

andy's picture

Was fun to watch you get excited catching this big slab, after a great morning of fishing.  I think we landed 6/7 on pike tipups, then when we decided to look for crappies O4L found a school of big ones.  Good time!

Outdoors4life's picture

Andy got to see me pretty pumped. That crappie came after a couple of days fishing. The fish got caught at the bottom of the hole and Andy and I both saw it was a big one. I did not realize how nice until it was topside. JK popped another almost 14 inches long right after out of the same hole.

I cleaned 5 crappies and weighed it in at 2.5 pounds of meat, just incredible. 

I can't wait until we can share more photos and video from the weekend. For me, it was a weekend of healing at an amazing wilderness. I feel recharged and ready to go.

It is all perspective!

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Jason E.'s picture

Beautiful fish!  A true trophy.