This Minnesota man didn't forget to set the hook. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Fish and Wildlife division highlighted one Twin Cities man for breaking his state record for a Black Crappie in back-to-back months!

Our next record fish highlight is a fan favorite: black crappie!

Nolan Sprengeler of Plymouth, MN, caught this whopping 16.25" black crappie in April (left). The man was on a mission though and broke his own record again in May with a 17.5" black crappie (right). The May crappie was certified at 3 lbs, 8.9 oz.

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Nolan Sprengeler of Plymouth beat his previous state record, one set in April, in May by more than an inch!

The April record was a 16.25-inch black crappie, and last month he found another monster, shattering his previous record when he caught a 17.5-inch black crappie, weighing in at more than 3 and a half pounds!

I did notice that the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources left out what lake he was finding these monsters in, so I dug into the online record books and got that information for you, in case you are looking for some lunkers.

The lake was Cedar Lake, in Rice County, so if you are looking for some big fish, like the one Nolan caught, this might be the place to start.

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Do you think you might have landed a new state record? Don't forget to measure the fish, take photos of the measurements including weight!

You can get other details for submitting fishing records by heading to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources website, here.

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