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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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Leather Jack Fish Species Information

Scientific Fish Name: Oligoplites saurus
Other Fish Species Names: skipjack, leather jack
Regions Fished: Gulf of Mexico and southern Atlantic coast.
World Record:
Common Tackle:
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Voraciously devours small fish and shrimp, often in company with larger predatory species.


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