ok sorry to bring this up on the cat board, but clearly the river catfishermen are the experts of the river. i recently posted a post on tons of dead fish floating that i witnessed. in that mess, i saw afew realy big crappies, i know the mississippi river in spots yields fish up to the 16-18inch size, but have never herd of such a thing in the minnesota river, yet there they were dead and in perfect condition otherwise. so they must be present in the watersystem somewere. so anyone have any suggestions or ideas on were to start looking for large crappies in the minnesota river. i think im not realy supper motivated to systematicaly search them out, more just a curriosity if anyone else has encountered them and were i might occasionaly see such a thing.