For the fishers on the blog, from Missouri Department of Conservation:
HOLY CRAPPIE! Earlier this week, young angler Brady Murr caught this whopper of a black crappie in a private pond…weighing in at 4 lbs. 11 oz., just shy of the 5 lb. state record…Brady’s father contacted MDC to weigh the fish and determine a positive species ID. Brady and his father later released the fish alive into the private pond from which they caught it.
Love crappie fishing, that’s a monster! Way to go Brady for the catch and release!