Thursday, March 22, 2007
WORLD RECORD CRAPPIE
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
#1 WORLD RECORD CRAPPIE.
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.