Giant Crappie Catch
YouTube: Ty PigPatrol

Angler Finds School of Giant Crappie Hiding Under a Dock


Almost every angler loves crappies. These panfish are fun to catch, great eating, and they just have a cool look that almost everyone can appreciate. There's just something special about a crappie that weighs more than two pounds. Catching those giants is easier said than done, especially in clear water. Crappies have a reputation for being easily spooked that is well deserved. That's why YouTuber Ty PigPatrol is taking a somewhat outside the box approach to this fishing trip. He's heard the rumors there are some truly giant crappies lurking beneath this dock after dark. So, he decides to go there and fish first thing in the morning as the sun is rising. He keeps things at a whisper to avoid alerting the big fish that are waiting in the depths below.

It doesn't take him long to get on some fast action as one big crappie after hits his lure. He even manages to land a few walleyes in the process. Three of these crappies are true giants, the type of fish that anglers spend their whole lives trying to catch.

Sometimes the stealthy approach is what works best! Remember that sound carries better underwater, that's why keeping quiet was so important for this day of fishing. Odds are every sound these guys made travelled down the legs of the dock to the fish underwater. They managed to keep things stealthy enough that these giants were still there and in a heavy feeding mood. If you watched carefully, you could literally see the lure disappear into a fish's mouth several times in this video. It doesn't get much better than that!


Any one of these crappies would make the day of any angler. To catch three of them in a day makes for a lifelong memory. That last fish with the battered fins is a true giant, and he released it to fight another day. Notice he didn't give this hotspot away. We can't say we blame him. We're betting this isn't the last we'll see of this dock on Ty's channel!

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