Fish Stories Told Here

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© Lanis Rossi
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That certain something? For Me, Fishing!

This past winter in New Jersey was the warmest in recorded history, so that being the case I spent a good bit of time doing a lot of crappie fishing. So, as the story goes; the other day I was standing next to a young guy who was catching one fish after another while I wasn't getting a one. After what seemed like hours that he humiliated me, my friend caught a good size crappie, which he held it up in the air and said: "Yeah! This one is the record!" His fish was about 8 inches long and was a good size for a crappie. A few seconds later, after being shut out all day, I hooked into the biggest crappie that I and the folks around the stream agreed they had ever seen. I turned to the young fisherman and proudly held up my catch and in a booming voice and said: No! This one is the record! Turned out my fish was over 12 inches long and 6 inches wide and almost a pound in weight, I know for some of you trophy fisherman out there that doesn't sound too big, but for the over fished, polluted streams of NJ, that is a big crappie and I'm proud to say I caught him!

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  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (26 Mar 2012):

    Great entry...Congratulations to you for catching this good sized crappie...I rarely ever go fishing but the largest fish I ever caught was a 15 lb Northern many years ago and it almost dragged me into the water with it ...I thought at first I had caught a snag...My husband's two late uncles were complaining because they were continually getting my line unsnagged...After I caught the fish of everyones dreams the two uncles fished right along side of me hoping they would have the same kind of luck:)

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins   gave props (27 Mar 2012):

    A GOOD eating fish. I love them. Cool fish story and photo!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (27 Mar 2012):

    This entry has a vice grip on JPG's Theme Park.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (27 Mar 2012):

    This is a terrific entry Lanis! Better one big good fish that a bunch of little throw backs!

  • Fred Moskey

    Fred Moskey   gave props (27 Mar 2012):

    Nice catch! Reminds me of my younger days.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield   gave props (28 Mar 2012):

    Awesome! I don't know a crappie from a groupie, but it looks like 'you done good'!!!! Terrific entry!!

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia said (28 Mar 2012):

    great story and a super entry, Lanis.......

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (29 Mar 2012):

    Original and great entry,

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi said (29 Mar 2012):

    Thanks for all the nice comments! For some reason JPG notes that this photo was taken during June 2011, that is not true at all it was taken March 1st of this year.

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (29 Mar 2012):

    Great capture and entry, Lanis! I'm glad for the record!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (31 Mar 2012):

    Congrats. Great fish story:) Wonderful entry.

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (16 Apr 2012):

    A fantastic fish tale, Lanis! Congratulations! We have them here too, and all the northerners call them crappie. We call them speckled perch. Either way, they are delicious with hushpuppies and coleslaw.

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (20 Apr 2012):

    GREAT GREAT GREAT!!!!

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