The giant weighed in at 5.46 pounds and was confirmed as the new Tennessee state record and possibly the new world record.
Editorial note: This post has been updated since the record was confirmed.
Genetic testing revealed that the black crappie that Jam Ferguson caught in May 2018 is indeed both a new Tennessee state record and a new world record.
The remainder of the post is as it appeared when first published.
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.
Angler Jam Ferguson caught an absolute giant of a crappie in a pond in Paint Rock, Tennessee, that 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.
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#BreakingNews Possible New World and Tennessee State Record Crappie! Jam Ferguson of East Tennessee caught this Crappie of a lifetime out of a pond in Paint Rock. It's Official weight is 5 lbs 4.6 oz! If it is DNA confirmed, this is a New State Record and possibly a New World Record Black Crappie. Confirmation will take up to a couple of weeks. Congrats Jam!!! #crappie #crappiefishing #fishing #tackle #fishingtackle #panfish #bigfish #outdoors #picoftheday #shotoftheday #photooftheday #crappiecrazy #crappiecrazycom #worldrecord #staterecord #tennessee
What an incredible fish this is. A 5-pound bass is a trophy enough, but can you imagine reeling in a 5-pound crappie?!
Congrats to Jam!