A Nebraska ice fisherman released what likely was a state record black crappie because he didn’t want to risk harming it.
“Qualifying a fish for a state record, you more than likely have to kill it,” Andy Moore said. “I wasn't prepared to do that.”
He added, "Any fish that's rare or a trophy fish or a Master Angler size always goes back (in the water) in my book.
“It's just good for the gene pool and good for somebody else if they catch it. I'm a firm believer in that. Too bad people don't do it, especially in our Metro lakes.”
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