Crappie Kids – How Old is That Crappie, by Scott Mackenthun
by Scott Mackenthun
CrappieNOW contributor Scott MacKenthun is also a professional fisheries biologist in Minnesota. Today Quinn MacKenthun joins her Dad to explore exactly how fisheries biologist can determine the age of a crappie. It is essential for biologists to be able to compare a crappie’s age to its size to determine how fast they grow in any particular body of water. Such information is critical in determining creel and size limit regulations.