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Old 02-28-2013, 08:51 AM
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Default Re: Most Memorable Fish of 2012

Mine would have to be this hog of a crappie. I'm not a real crappie fan (the ones around here generally throw in the towel as soon as they are hooked and swim towards your rod) but this one is special because I didn't know they were in the pond. I have fished this pond with my friend since I was little (mostly with spin rod and hand lines, however, but I had never even seen a crappie there. At the end of the fall this past year, I was throwing a few last casts for the day when this fish gulped up my small wooly bugger. I thought it was a bass and was very surprised to find out it was a crappie. Aside from the size, it was a beautiful fish, made even prettier by the fall foliage and the time of day. Here he is:

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