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North Carolina Angler Reels in New White Crappie State Record

Note: this record has been broken by Ray Patterson with a 3 pound 12 ounce White Crappie

April 14, 2009

North Carolina White Crappie
Raleigh, N.C. — March 30 is a day that Franklinton angler Ronnie Emory, Jr., won’t soon forget. In just a few hours after launching his boat in a private pond in Granville County, he and a fishing buddy, Jeff Williams, reeled in 43 white crappie, one of which is now a new North Carolina freshwater fishing state record.

Emory, 25, caught the 3-pound, 8-ounce record-breaker, which measured 20 inches in length and 14 ˝ inches in girth, using a Garland mini-jig on a Quantum rod and reel combo.

“I’ve been fishing that pond since I was 10 years old, and I’ve caught some big crappie out there, although nothing that size before,” Emory said. “I knew that it was big but I didn’t know it was the state record until I went online and saw what the current state record was, and thought, ‘Mine’s bigger than that.’”

Emory’s white crappie catch surpassed the last state record by 1/4 pound. James G. (Greg) Brown caught a 3-pound, 4-ounce fish on March 5, 2008, from a pond at the Waverly Swim Club in Charlotte.

Emory’s crappie was weighed on certified scales at Gooch’s Grocery in Franklinton. The state record crappie was examined and certified by Corey Oakley, District 5 fisheries biologist with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission.

To qualify for the state record, anglers must have caught the fish by rod and reel or cane pole, have the fish weighed on a scale certified by the N.C. Department of Agriculture, witnessed by one observer, have the fish identified by a fisheries biologist from the Commission and submit an application with a full, side-view photo of the fish.

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