Angler Catches One of the Biggest Georgia Crappie in 20 Years

Avid crappie angler James King of Adairsville, Ga. caught one of the biggest Georgia crappie to be weighed for a record in 20 plus years. His crappie weighed 1,697 grams or roughly 3 pounds, 11 ounces (3.74 pounds). He caught his big black crappie on the Coosa River last week and had it certified by Georgia Wildlife Resources Division.

The state record crappie for Georgia is 4 pounds, 4 ounces set in 1971 and tied again in 1975. But since then, there have not been many, if any, close to 4 pounds in almost 40 years. And this is one of the heaviest weighed by GWRD in 20 years. No word on what crappie baits King was using when he landed this hog.

To read more about Georgia fishing records, visit georgiawildlife.com.

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