CLEAR LAKE (CBS13) — A Lake County man caught a record-breaking fish in Clear Lake last month.
Davis Burruss of Lakeport caught state-record black crappie weighing 4 pounds, 5 ounces on Feb. 17.READ MORE: Woodland Man, 18, Accused Of Intentionally Hitting Man With Car During Argument
Wildlife officials say the fish beat the previous state record of 4 pounds, 1 ounce, set back in 1975. That fish was caught at New Hogan Lake in Calaveras County.READ MORE: Bishop Blesses Solar Panel's On Zero-Carbon Emission Church Building In Davis
Burruss is the owner of the Clearlake Outdoors bail and tackle shop and told the Department of Fish and Wildlife that he spotted the fish on his boat’s electric fish finder, assuming it was a carp due to the large size. On his second cast, Burruss thought he had hooked a bass until he saw the crappie surface.MORE NEWS: Sacramento Police Investigate Deadly Skelton Way Shooting
CDFW says Clear Lake now holds California records for black and white crappie.