Kansas man talks record-breaking crappie catch

Kansas man talks record-breaking crappie catch
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TOPEKA (KSNT) – What’s it like breaking an almost 60-year-old state fishing record? Topeka resident Bobby Parkhurst is someone who would know.

Parkhurst sat down for an exclusive interview with KSNT 27 News about his amazing catch last month which cemented his name in the history books of Kansas. In what the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) dubbed a “catch-of-a-lifetime,” Parkhurst detailed how he reeled in his prize crappie in March from a Pottawatomie County lake.

Parkhurst started the day casting lines at Lake Shawnee with his girlfriend. When they didn’t have much luck, they chose to head over to the Pottawatomie State Fishing Lake No. 2 as dusk fell. He ended up using the same bait that failed him the first time around.

“I just threw it out, started helping her get stuff ready, popped over and I caught him,” Parkhurst said. “It had some weight to it… I…

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