I don't fish Fork a lot, but it seems like almost every time I do, I catch a crappie with a spinal abnormality. Monday I caught 14 and three of them had a severe curve in the latter third of their spine. Otherwise, they looked perfectly healthy and fat, but shorter than they should have been. Was wondering if anyone else has seen this. Genetic? Injury from youth? Just wondering. See Pic below.
Also, all fish were caught in 2' or less in the weeds and 4 of them were 2lbs. +.