Originally Posted by Sunil
PamonaJ, having crappie in smaller ponds is generally considered to be not advisable against a background of what kind of management could be necessary to achieve one's goals of say, 12-13" plus crappie.

Your pond may have achieved some kind of natural balance that allows for some crappie to grow large, so enjoy it while you can.

I am and feel blessed for the fun fishing so far! I didn't expect crappie let alone the size of some of them. I wonder if the large amount of vegetation has anything to do with it. Plenty of places for the pray and predators to hide that is for sure.