There is that moment when you set the hook and during the ensuing battle you think, this is a good one. And, you’re right it is a good one, just not the species you are seeking.
None the less, an excellent catch regardless of which species is always worth a big smile. A lot of fishermen would not only love to catch a crappie this size, but they would also have a wall mount made. Nice work Troy, congrats on your ‘Slab’ Crappie.