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Lake: Frank SWA
Fish: Black Crappie

Black Crappie record broken after 27 years

Post By: fishman1      Posted: 8/17/2017 8:49:25 PM     Points: 20156    
FORT COLLINS, Colo. – A fish tale for the record books was made at Frank State Wildlife Area June 11, as Fesstus Stalder of Greeley caught a state record black crappie.

Weighing in at 3 lbs. 7.84 oz, and 17.472 inches, the black crappie caught at the Frank Easement West Pond off Hwy 392 in Windsor has broken a 27 year record. The previous state record fish was caught in La Plata County in 1990 and weighed 3.22 lbs.

Northeast region aquatic biologist Ben Swigle was on hand to weigh and measure the fish at the Fort Collins office.

“I am thrilled to see state record fish come out of the waters we work for the region,” said Swigle. “Providing quality fisheries is something I work on every day, so it is especially gratifying when anglers like Fesstus and his son can enjoy an opportunity like this so close to home.”

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 Reply by: not too old to fish      Posted: 8/18/2017 7:13:31 PM     Points: 4655    
That's one huge slab for sure, congrats for the record. I thought Cherry Creek might produce one that large but I guess that's yet to be determined.
 Reply by: richw88      Posted: 8/18/2017 10:04:04 PM     Points: 15    
OK, I can envision weighing a 3# fish to within 1/100th of an ounce. Tough, but I guess doable with the right equipment.

But length to the nearest 1/1000th of an inch? You know how small 1/1000th of an inch is? A piece of paper is 5 times that thick.

The CPW must have a subcontract with NIST. :)