FORT COLLINS, Colo. – A fish tale for the record books was made at Frank State Wildlife Area June 11, as Fesstus Stalder of Greeley caught a state record black crappie.
Weighing in at 3 lbs. 7.84 oz, and 17.472 inches, the black crappie caught at the Frank Easement West Pond off Hwy 392 in Windsor has broken a 27 year record. The previous state record fish was caught in La Plata County in 1990 and weighed 3.22 lbs.
Northeast region aquatic biologist Ben Swigle was on hand to weigh and measure the fish at the Fort Collins office.
“I am thrilled to see state record fish come out of the waters we work for the region,” said Swigle. “Providing quality fisheries is something I work on every day, so it is especially gratifying when anglers like Fesstus and his son can enjoy an opportunity like this so close to home.”