MAY 2018



Name: Crappie

Year Joined: 2012, *Plank Owner

Angler Experience: Semi Amateur

Tournaments: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Top Finish: 2015 Big Fish Champ

The Cod Father of the SANJAYA Fishing tournament, it was Crappie who had the audacity to bring together some of the top Semi Amateur Anglers in the entire North West New Jersey. What kind of delicate genius comes up with the idea to bring    together so much lack of raw aggressive fishing talent, put them on one lake and yell BIGGEST FISH WINS!  This kind of complete chaos only happens in double-fault elimination dodge ball and that hasn’t occurred since the Helsinki episode of 1919, and we all remember how that turned out!

Crappie had a couple of solid years landing some nice fish but it all came together for the Cod Father in the 2015 Invitational. Crappie hooked    a toothy beast that TOPPED the leader board late in the tournament. He got so excited we had to hold him down and give him an extra shot of hemoglobin to calm him down! The Beast put him over the top for the big win. Lamenting on his victory    Crappie said "I feel like my old self again. Neurotic, paranoid, totally inadequate, completely insecure. It's a pleasure."

Fellow Angler Bluegill said "I know what you’re all thinking we should all just get down on our knees and thank God that we know him and have access to his  dementia!" Funny thing is Crappie grew up wanting to be a Banker, yes a BANKER! He never had the slightest desire to learn how to fish. Then one day, in a deli, he ran into an old man who was trying to send back soup. Wade, the old man, invited him to Oneida Lake to fish and a seed was planted that grew into the       SANJAYA INVITATIONAL!

When asked about this year’s strategy Crappie said he has no plan, he only said “I’m gonna be out there SANJAYA and I’m gonna be loving every minute of it!" Well okay Crappie but that sounds a lot like the tournament a few years back where they found you streaking past a back yard trash fire to the KFC at two in the morning! He likes to fish by the seat of his pants folks!....when he wears them.

Crappie is very enthusiastic about the 2018 Tournament, like a naked little innocent boy rrroamin' the countryside!! Crappie said he’s going to be all over that lake, in the river and up and down the Shackelton shoals! No doubt the 2015 Champ will be in it to win it… ALL!!  Good Luck Crappie!!

*A  plank owner is an individual who was a member of the crew when   they    came    up with a brilliant idea of how to spend a week or more away from work when that idea is placed into commission.