New Ohio State Record White Perch Certified
A new Ohio record White Perch has been certified by the Outdoor Writers of Ohio State Record Fish Committee.
An Ohio state record White Perch, weighing 1.72 pounds, was caught by Terry R. Patton of Galion, Ohio, from Lake Erie on January 29, 2011. Patton’s record white perch is 14-1/8 inches long with a 12-1/4 inch girth.
That catch replaces the previous state record white perch that was caught in May of 1988 by John Nause that weighed 1.42 pounds.
Ohio Division of Wildlife fisheries biologist Ethan Simmons and Nick Radabaugh at Wildlife District One identified Patton’s catch.
Ohio state record fish are certified by the Outdoor Writers of Ohio 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 Rd., Winchester, OH 45697, phone (937) 386-2752 www.outdoorwritersofohio.org