|An Ohio state record Warmouth Sunfish, weighing 1.32 pounds has been caught by Douglas Koenig of Salem, Ohio, from a Mahoning County farm pound on July 19, 2009. Koenig’s record Warmouth was 10-3/4 inches long with a girth of 11-1/4 inches.
That catch replaces the previous state record Warmouth caught from LaDue Reservoir by William Reed in May of 2006, which weighed 1.19 pounds and was 10-1/2 inches long.
Ohio Division of Wildlife fisheries biologist Phil Hillman at Wildlife District Three identified Koenig’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