Thursday, March 22, 2007


Water Valley, MS> This small, sleepy, little town in north Mississippi is not famous for much. Mostly watermelons and our annual Watermelon Carnival. The dogwoods are blooming, the weather is beautiful and this time of year is the start of Crappie season here and everyone knows what this old town is really famous for. Water Valley is the home of the
This white crappie was caught by Mr. Fred Bright on July 31st, 1957 on Enid Lake and is still the world record.

I went down to the Mayors' office and had this picture taken. It is a very impressive fish. The mount is from the fifties and is old and worn. At best it needs to be repainted. I am going to contact a good taxidermist to see if he can restore it.


Dazd said...

Wow...a 2 pounder is the biggest I've caught. I cannot imagine catching one 5 pounds +

Editor said...

Dazd, can't believe this is such a big deal. We throw all the crappie under 5 lbs. back at the Christmas Place.
Thanks for coming by Greg, we might can work on some things soon.

Moose said...

Dang I had a 5 maybe 6 lb crappie this morning but that mexican food tears me up. :D

Fathairybastard said...

That'd be a very cool thing for you to do. Wow, I bet that was a fun fish to hook.

Goon said...

So that is a crappie, 5 pounds is pretty big for crappies. There are tons of them up here in the north country but most of them don't get that big.

Mohawk Chieftain said...

Actually, I hate to burst anyone's bubble, cuz I can't prove it anymore, but I do believe that it was I who had the World Record Crappie, but I had to flush the damned toilet and then it was gone, wherever it is that them crappies & brown trout go.... (sigh). Maybe I'm wrong; maybe it was a brown trout, instead.... I'll never know for sure.

Anonymous said...

i never did see how much the crappie from water valley weighed so give the article a zero. i don't think it was 5 lbs it was 4 lbs something but article doesn't state exact weight.

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Unknown said...

that is good size congratulations keep it in good condition