A new Ohio state record Green Sunfish has been certified by the Outdoor Writers of Ohio State Record Fish Committee on June 24, 2005.
Timothy Cory Hively, age 15, from Bethel, has caught a new state record Green Sunfish weighing 0.99 pounds from a farm pond in Clermont County on May 8. Hively’s catch was 10-5/8 inches in length. The fish was caught on spinning tackle with four-pound test mono, using a 1/8-ounce white Roostertail spinner at approximately 7 p.m.
Hively’s new record catch replaces Reno Carifa’s state record green sunfish that weighed .89 pounds, and was caught from a farm pond on June 13, 2001. Ohio Division of Wildlife fisheries biologist Debra Walters, and fisheries supervisor Doug Maloney, at Wildlife District Five, identified Hively’s record fish.
Ohio state record fish are certified by the Outdoor Writers of Ohio (OWO) State Record Fish Committee. Assisting in the process is fisheries biologist with the Ohio Division of Wildlife.
For more information on Ohio’s state record fish program contact Tom Cross, Chairman OWO State Record Fish Committee, 1497 Cross Road, Winchester, OH, 45697 or by phone/fax at 937-386-2752 (www.outdoorwritersofohio.org)
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