My sister lives in a condo community which not only sits behind a gate, but also is on a pond. It is about a half mile from my office and a friend of mine and I go over there during lunch. We take a catfish rod and a perch rod. Through a good portion of the summer the bait of choice has been hot dogs which the catfish have taken readily. Sometimes the catfish and perch-peckers keep us so busy on one rod that we don't even get to use the other. Last week my friend caught a crappie while perch-jerking. We didn't have scales to weigh it, but measured it at 15 1/2 inches long.:crazy: It was the biggest crappie I've ever seen! Today my friend caught one that was about 11 inches. He caught both of them on hotdogs! I caught one that was about 11 inches and another that was 13, but they were on a white power grub. I've never seen them bite anything like that. Has anyone ever caught a crappie on something dumb like a hotdog?