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Simple Pleasure Captures Record Fish

Ohio’s state-record yellow perch landed on St. Croix Triumph ultra-light – Sit back, relax and pop the top of a cold one while you read this. Go ahead, we’ll wait... Ready? Now can you identify with the laidback method it sometimes takes to catch a state-record fish... And that’s exactly the technique David Berg was employing April 18, 2016, while casting from shore with one of his many St. Croix rods. His catch near the high noon mark? A 2-pound 14-ounce yellow perch from Lake Erie; which is now being considered Ohio’s largest ever landed on hook and line. The potbellied fish was 15.73 inches long, and had a girth of 13.5 inches. Berg’...
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Freshwater Drum Fish Species Information

Scientific Fish Name: Aplodinotus grunniens
Other Fish Species Names: shepherd's pie, silver bass, gray bass, Gasper goo, Gaspergou, gou, grunt, grunter, grinder, croaker, sheephead, sheepshead
Regions Fished: North and Central America
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Common Tackle:
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The diet of the freshwater drum is generally benthic and composed of macroinvertebrates (mainly aquatic insect larvae and bivalve mussels), as well as small fish.


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