A Kansas state fishing record that held strong for almost 60 years has been broken. Bobby Parkhurst of Topeka set a new Kansas record for white crappie when he caught a giant 4.07-pound fish, breaking the previous record of 4.02 pounds set in 1964. The new record white crappie measured 18 inches long with a 14-inch girth. Parkhurst caught this slab in Pottawatomie County while fishing in Pottawatomie State Fishing Lake Number 2.
The crappie is a panfish, so named because its body is small enough to fit inside a frying pan. It would take quite a frying pan to hold this new Kansas record, though!
An average white crappie weighs from ½ pound to two pounds. Anything over two pounds is quite a catch, but a 4.07-pound white crappie is an absolute monster.
In an interview with local news station KSNT, Parkhurst talked about the moment he hooked into this colossal crappie. He said, “It had some…