While out crappie fishing with jigs on Saturday, I caught 2 big shiner minnows (or some kind of minnows) that were about 8 or 9 inches long. They weren't snagged,each was mouth caught. Has this ever happened to anyone? I've caught them in a castnet before but never on rod & reel. They make pretty god catfish bait,too. I've seen the fishing shows from Florida where they use these big shiners for trophy bass.