Spent a pleasant Saturday evening on West Branch. Caught and released 72 crappies in just under 4 hours, using only artificial lures. I didn't count the ones that weren't boated. The fish ranged from 7 inches to 11 inches. Had a really large black crappie spit the hook at boatside. It appeared to be 12"+. Got cut-off 3 times. I didn't see it, but I'm guessing it was a northern pike. Those buggers slice right through 4 lb. test line.