Carbondale man reels in record-weighing crappie

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — A Carbondale man is the new crappie king in Illinois. The Southern Illinoisan reports that Ryan Povolish last Tuesday pulled from Kinkaid Lake a crappie that weighed in at 4 pounds and 8.8 ounces _ breaking the record of a fisherman who pulled a 4 pound, 8.2 ounce crappie from Rend Lake nearly 40 years ago. When he hooked the fish, Povolish initially believed that he had hooked a bass.