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New Lake and State Record from Clear Lake UPDATE!

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:49 pm
by WB Staff
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Every fisherman dreams of catching a record fish but few ever attain that goal. David Burruss, owner of Clear Lake Outdoors in Lakeport, accomplished that feat Wednesday when he reeled in a 4.33-pound black crappie to set new Clear Lake and state records for that species.

Burruss was bass fishing at the time he hooked into the huge crappie. He cast a 4-inch swimbait with an underspin when the fish struck.

Full story: https://www.record-bee.com/2021/02/18/h ... %20crappie.

Re: New Lake and State Record from Clear Lake

Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2021 12:18 pm
by WRB
Congratulations on your record Crappie, beautiful fish!
Tom

Re: New Lake and State Record from Clear Lake

Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:53 pm
by Csuhchris
Will be cool to walk in his shop and see that big ole slab on the wall! Congrats DAVE and Clear Lake Outdoors!

Re: New Lake and State Record from Clear Lake

Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:40 pm
by WB Staff
Was at the store today and they shared another pic of the crappie. WOW! :shock:

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Re: New Lake and State Record from Clear Lake

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:07 am
by Bsapp206
Really cool catch Dave! Can’t wait to see the mount! Clearlake outdoors your crappie headquarters from now on!!!

Re: New Lake and State Record from Clear Lake

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:54 am
by monte300
I googled what a 17" black crappie should weigh and it says 3 pounds 4 ounces what a mutant this fish truly is!

With all that said I think my source is a bit "light". I say this because around 25 years ago I caught a 7 pound 7 ounce Northern Strain Largemouth on the Delta that was 22" long. According to this source that fish should have weighed around 6.22 pounds. These days I think it's nearly impossible to catch a pure northern strain on the Delta that isn't at least a NS/Florida hybrid.

Re: New Lake and State Record from Clear Lake

Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:50 pm
by WB Staff
One More pic from a Stockton Record article:


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LAKEPORT — Dave Burruss, the owner of Clear Lake Outdoors, shattered the California state black crappie record by four ounces when he landed a 4-pound, 5-ounce behemoth while bass fishing on Clear Lake in Lake County on the afternoon of Feb. 17.

The crappie had a length of 17.75 inches and a girth of 17 inches. The previous state record for....

FULL STORY: https://www.recordnet.com/story/sports/ ... 559618001/

Re: New Lake and State Record from Clear Lake

Posted: Mon Mar 08, 2021 5:50 pm
by WB Staff
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It’s official! California has a new state record black crappie. David Burruss of Lakeport has broken the previous, 46-year-old state record with his 4 pound, 5 ounce black crappie caught Feb. 17 while he was bass fishing at Clear Lake in Lake County. Burruss, who owns the Clearlake Outdoors bait and tackle shop, first spotted the fish on his boat’s electronic fish finder, suspecting it was a carp due to its large size, particularly when the fish refused his first offering, an underspin lure with a soft plastic bait attached. The fish bit on Burruss’ second cast, leading Burruss to think he had hooked a nice largemouth bass -- until the huge crappie surfaced. The previous state record was a 4 pound, 1 ounce black crappie caught in 1975 at New Hogan Lake in Calaveras County. Clear Lake, long recognized as one of the best black bass fisheries in the nation, now holds the California records for both black and white crappie. The state record white crappie at 4 pounds, 8 ounces was caught in Clear Lake back in 1971.

Re: New Lake and State Record from Clear Lake UPDATE!

Posted: Mon Mar 08, 2021 8:37 pm
by ILW
Congratulations!