Record Crappie

JIM MAACK SETS RECORD

Record CrappiePhoto Wayne Gustaveson

A group of anglers from Colorado and Wisconsin were camping near the Escalante Arm of Lake Powell on their annual spring fishing trip. Fishing was good for bass and crappie, and even a few walleye and stripers were caught. But, that all changed when Jim Maack, from Comstock, Wisc., caught the fish of a lifetime. The group found a school of very large crappie and managed to catch two crappie over three pounds. Crappie were hitting road runner crappie jigs near the edge of a large submerged tamarisk grove. The larger crappie were weighed on a tackle box digital scale which put the largest fish near 3.5 pounds (later verified by DWR at 3 pounds, 5 ounces) -- the new Lake Powell and State of Utah record crappie.









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