OHIO'S RECORD FISH:

Article Posted: January 10, 2000

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OHIO'S RECORD FISH

Compiled By Outdoor Writers of Ohio, Inc. --- January, 2000


Hook and Line

BASS, Hybrid Striped - 16.13 lbs., 29 " long. Little Three Mile Creek. By
Ralph E. Campbell, of Milford, on January 23, 1985.

BASS, Largemouth - 13 lbs. 2 oz., 25 1/16" long. Farm pond. By Roy
Landsberger, of Kensington, on May 26, 1976.

BASS, Rock - 1 lb. 15 oz., 14 " long. Deer Creek (near London). By George
A. Keller, of Dayton, on September 3, 1932.

BASS, Smallmouth - 9 lbs., 8 oz. Lake Erie. By Randy Van Dam, of Kalamazoo,
MI, on June 16, 1993

BASS, Spotted - 5 lbs. 4 oz., 21" long. Lake White. By Roger Trainer, of
Waverly, on May 2, 1976.

BASS, Striped - 37.1 lbs. West Branch Reservoir. By Mark Chuifo, of Ravenna,
on July 2, 1993.

BASS, White - 4 lbs., 21" long. Gravel pit. By Ira Sizemore, of Cincinnati
on July 1, 1983.

BLUEGILL - 3 lbs. 4 oz., 12 " long. Salt Fork Lake. By Willis D.
Nicholes, of Quaker City, on April 28, 1990.

BOWFIN - 11 lbs. 7 oz., 33 " long. Nettle Lake. By Christopher A. Boling,
of Montpelier, on May 9, 1987.

BULLHEAD - 4 lbs. 4 oz., 18 "long. Farm pond. By Hugh Lawrence Jr., of
Keene, on May 20, 1986.

BURBOT - 17.33 lbs., Lake Erie. By Bud Clute, of Chardon, on Dec. 30, 1999.

CARP - 50 lbs. 40" long. Paint Creek. By Judson Holton, of Chillicothe, on
May 24, 1967.

CATFISH, Channel - 37 lbs., 10.4 oz. LaDue Reservoir. By Gus J. Gronowski,
of Parma, on August 15, 1992.

CATFISH, Flathead - 76 lbs. 8 oz., 53 5/8" long. Clendening Lake. By Richard
Affolter, of New Philadelphia, on July 28, 1979.

CRAPPIE, Black - 4 lbs. 8 oz. 18 1/8" long. Private lake. By Ronald Stone,
of Wooster, on May 24, 1981.

CRAPPIE, White - 3.904 lbs., 18 " long. Private Pond. By Kyle Rock, of
Zanesville, on April 25, 1995.

DRUM, Freshwater (Sheephead) - 22 lbs., 10 ounces. West Branch of the
Little Hocking River. By Joseph Allen, of Little Hocking, on May 31, 1997.

GAR (Any Species) - 25 lbs., 49" long. Ohio River. By Flora Irvin, of
Cincinnati, on August 31, 1966.

MUSKIE - 55 lbs. 2 oz., 50 " long. Piedmont Lake, By Joe D. Lykins, of
Piedmont, on April 12, 1972.

MUSKIE (Tiger) - 31 lbs., 8 oz., Turkeyfoot Lake. By Ron P. Kotch, of Canal
Fulton, on April 22, 1999.

PERCH, White - 1.42 lbs., 14 1/16" long. Green Creek. By John Nause, of
Fremont, on May 3, 1988.

PERCH, Yellow - 2 lbs. 12 oz., 14 " long. Lake Erie. By Charles Thomas, of
Lorain, on April 17, 1984.

PICKEREL, Chain - 6 lbs. 4 oz. 26 " long. Long Lake. By Ronald Kotch, of
Akron, on March 25, 1961.


PIKE, Northern - 22 lbs. 6 oz., 43" long. Lyre Lake. By Chris Campbell, of
Dayton, on October 3, 1988.

SALMON, Chinook - 29 lbs. 42 7/8" long. Lake Erie. By Walter Shumaker, of
Ashtabula, on August 4, 1989.

SALMON, Coho - 13 lbs., 10 oz. 34 " long. Huron River. By Barney Freeman,
of Kansas, on December 1, 1982

SALMON, Pink - NO ENTRY (New Category in '97)

SAUGER - 7 lbs. 5 oz., 24 " long. Maumee River. By Byran Wicks, of Maumee,
on March 10, 1981.

SAUGEYE - 12.42 lbs. Lake Logan. By Daniel D'Amore, of Swanton, on March 29,
1993.

SUCKER, Buffalo - 46.05 lbs., Hoover Reservoir. By Tim Veit, of Galena, on
July 2, 1999.

SUCKER, (Other) - 9 lbs. 4 oz., 27 " long. Leesville Lake. By Wayne
Gleason, of Wellsville, on April 3, 1977.

SUNFISH, Green - 7.3 ounces, 7.6" long. Birchwood Pond. By Lou Uecker, of
Mason, on May 2, 1998.

SUNFISH, Hybrid - 1.43 lbs., Private Pond. By Ken Herrera, of Garrettsville,
on May 7, 1999.

SUNFISH, Longear - NO ENTRY (New Category in '97)

SUNFISH, Pumpkinseed - .60 lb., Private Pond. By Mark A. Schlater, of
Hillsboro, on April 26, 1999.

SUNFISH, Redear - 3.58 lbs., Farm Pond. By Bert Redman, of Newark, on
October 2, 1998.

SUNFISH, Warmouth - 1 lb. Private Pond. By Rich Campitelli, of Athens, on
September 6, 1994.

TROUT, Brown - 14.65 lbs., 25 " long. Lake Erie. By Timothy L. Byrne, of
Brooklyn, MI, on July 15, 1995.

TROUT, Lake - 16 lbs. 11 oz. Lake Erie. By Daniel Wilson, of Hudson, on June
6, 1993.

TROUT, Rainbow - 20.97 lbs., 36 " long. Lake Erie. By Mike Shane, of New
Middletown, on October 2, 1996.

WALLEYE - 16.19 lbs., 33" long. Lake Erie. By Tom Haberman, of Brunswick. On
November 23, 1999.

Bowfishing

BOWFIN - 8.79 lbs., 31" long. East Harbor. By John Ehrman, of Brookpark, on
April 30, 1989.

CARP - 39 lbs., 40" long. Farm pond. By Dennis Derheimer, of Canton, on May
3, 1981.

GAR, (All Species) - 12 lbs., Scioto River. By Jeff Cooper, of Orient, on
June 6, 1999.

SUCKER, Buffalo - 37 lbs., 40 " long. Hoover Reservoir. By Don Paisely, of
Columbus, on May 14, 1983.

SUCKER, (Other) - 7.36 lbs., 26 " long. Big Walnut Creek. By Michael Stumph
of Westerville, on May 18, 1997.

NOTE: As of June 1, 1993 record fish have been determined on the basis of
weight only. An all-time record (12) new state record fish were certified in
1999 by the OWO, including one fish that was caught in Oct., 1998.




Source: ODNR






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