More crappie lake records keep getting established.
The latest belongs to Jessica Ellis of Tecumseh, who caught a 2.3-pound crappie Friday (April 16) at Tecumseh Lake.
It was the first crappie the 14-year-old girl had ever caught. Her brother, Lucas, who is the lake record holder for crappie at Shawnee Twin Lakes, had just bought her a rod and reel on Friday.
Jessica’s crappie is the 218th lake record established by the Wildlife Department since starting the lake records program three years ago.
Thirteen species of fish with minimum weight requirements are eligible for lake records. For a list of all lake records and a list of stores acting as record keepers for state lakes, visit www.wildlifedepartment.com.