NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A woman celebrating her 35th wedding anniversary with a fishing excursion on J. Percy Priest Lake last weekend pulled in a lucky catch of her own.
Beverly Shaw and her husband went out on the lake Sunday with Eric Dickens of Brian Carper Guide Service. She caught a certified three-pound white crappie, a record catch for Percy Priest.
The crappie measured 17 inches long, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District.
Both white and black crappie are common in Tennessee, but white crappie is more abundant, according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. Crappie are found throughout Tennessee, except in higher elevations in East Tennessee.
Congrats to the happy couple and much continued success to the fishermen who helped with the record catch!