This is great how you post a simple question on here an people always start stuff chris h20 idk wat pole I was using but I know I was using a Cajun cricket Bobby garland and ps that's still the biggest crappie iv ever caught iv never even came close to matching it again
You asked if a particular rod had a stiff backbone and I figured the rod you were using when you caught that whale would have all the backbone you would ever need. Others here might want a rod like you had. That cajun cricket is deadly. Was your duck blind under water with all the high water on the lakes?