A larger than life crappie gets caught in East Tennessee. The giant weighed in at 5.46 lbs and if DNA testing gets confirmed it will be the new Tennessee state record and possibly the new world record.
Spring time is that short window where many anglers take advantage of the crappie spawn and the adrenaline-rushed bait thump that they bring. Big crappie are enough to send many anglers into a frenzy. And this possible new world record crappie is about to take the fishing world by storm.
An absolute giant of a crappie was caught in a pond in Paint Rock, East Tennessee by angler Jam Ferguson. That giant weighed in at a whopping 5.46 pounds.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with crappie fishing or fishing in general, this is groundbreaking. Absolutely huge. The fish is the possible World Record Black Crappie.
As we said, the official weight is 5.46 LBS and if the DNA gets confirmed, it is the new state record for Tennessee and most likely the New World Record Black Crappie. The confirmation of the DNA testing will take a few weeks, as we all patiently await the results. We have not confirmed a length on the fish yet.
No matter the outcome, what an incredible fish and catch this is. A 5 LBS bass is a trophy enough, can you imagine reeling in a 5 LBS Crappie?
Congrats to Jam, and we will keep you posted as the story unfolds.