Crappie fishing is one of the more unique freshwater endeavors an angler can take on. There are a number of reasons for this, starting with their frequent proximity to largemouth bass, North America's most popular game fish. With so many anglers hitting freshwater lakes looking only to set a hook a monster largemouth, there are a few who target the crappie instead, due either to a desire for some great-tasting fillets or a general admiration for a fishing challenge that's a little different.
However, in the vast majority of waters that hold big schools of crappie, largemouth bass are always lingering around, which means there's a chance of catching a big fish on small tackle at virtually any moment. As we're about to see in the following video, you never know when a monster fish could take you by surprise. And, the greatest surprise here is that it wasn't even the angler's bait that lured in this big bass.
Watch the video below:
You can tell how pumped up these fishermen got once they found out what was on the other end of the line. I can't say I blame them either. Lord knows I would have been pretty excited to be on that boat as well.
As you can see, this angler did catch a crappie, which a trophy-size bass miraculously decided to take a bite at as soon as the reeling started.
It's a good thing these guys didn't waste any time grabbing the net, too, as it was only a matter of time before it spit that crappie out. But thanks to a sure-handed fishing partner with elite netting skills, this angler was able to land a fish he'll probably remember for the rest of his life.
While they never weigh the bass, it isn't hard to tell just how big it was, as nearly swallowed a decent-sized crappie whole, to the point that only the tips of tis tail fin were visible outside the mouth.
This video just goes to show how big of an impact a little bit of luck can have while fishing! So just remember, if you're ever reeling in a fish and notice your line get noticeably heavier, don't stop reeling. The worst case is you're snagged and you'll pull up a bunch of debris. The best case is you end up striking gold like this guy did.
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