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Help: Indiana record perch?

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If anybody knows the young man who caught the apparent Indiana record yellow perch in the flotilla today off Gary Light, please have him get it weighed on a certified scale or have it properly wrapped in wet towels before freezing tonight.

The perch weighed 2.6 pounds, which is slightly heavier than 2 pounds, 9 ounces, on a hand-held scale at Mik-Lurch.

The Indiana record (2-8) was caught by Roy W. Burkel Jr. from a gravel pit in Vigo County in 1981.

If I can be of any help, contact me at For a state record, I will forgo watching the Bears.

There were at least three perch of 16 inches or longer caught this weekend.

apparently, I should have been perch fishing isntead of deer hunting.

Yesterday on the tree stand, I got a text from fishing companion Jim Giglio about ``the armada on the clay flats.'' He had keepers between 12 and 16 inches.

Today, Mike Starcevich counted at least 85 boats. ``And that's for late November,'' he said.

These fish are worth it.

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