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Local anglers with 'wall-hangers'


Fred Lerderer of Perrysburg, an avid muskie fisherman, caught the biggest Ohio muskie of his life in 2013 — a 49½ inch trophy he caught trolling at Clearfork Reservoir near Mansfield.


Toledo businessman Don Mewhort, left, with guide Collin Reddekopp, holding a 49-inch northern pike Mr. Mewhort caught in Canada.


Professional angler Ross Robertson from Toledo holds two huge Lake Erie smallmouth bass.


Adam Hartman of Toledo took this 42-inch, 28-pound king salmon on an August fishing trip to Lake Ontario, near Point Breeze, N.Y.


Toledo native Brent McGlone had this 40.80 pound buffalo (a member of the sucker family) recently certified as an Ohio record. Mr. McGlone encountered the huge buffalo while bowfishing in Sandusky Bay in the pre-dawn hours on Oct. 11. He had been in pursuit of the record for months, often fishing throughout the night.


The new state record common carp, weighing 53.65 pounds and measuring 45 inches long, was taken by Patrick Johnson of Toledo while bowfishing in Sandusky Bay. Native to Europe, the common carp has been in Ohio waters since 1879. It is not one of the invasive Asian carps threatening the Great Lakes.


Keely Schuster of Toledo caught this 17-pound, 8-ounce brown trout in Lake Ontario while fishing in a tournament with her father. The trophy brown ended up being the second-largest one landed during the two-week event.

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