Here is Ricky Austin from the southwest region showing off his just completed trophy mount. The 18 1/4 inch white crappie weighed in at 3lb 6oz, just 3 ounces under the record. Several hours passed between the time he caught it and then weighed it and he was told that had he weighed it sooner it may have actually been the record. He brought it by the house this evening and I thought it was well worth the post. This is really a giant fish and a fantastic quality mount. He fishes regularly with my nephew Chris and I am trying to get him to show me some successful patterns at Caesar Creek next year. Ricky has fished in one of the well known pro circuits in the Virginia area a few years back and is now an avid outdoorsman in southwest ohio.