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Bart Frauhiger caught this dog fish on Lake Tippecanoe using a live perch for bait.

Outdoor Experiences

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Brennan Donovan, 10, caught this 16-inch, 4-pound, 12-ounce largemouth bass in a local pond.
Bryar Gearheart caught this largemouth bass with family members at his Aunt Tabby’s pond near Montpelier.
Kaine Mueller, 6, who was visiting his grandparents in Bluffton in April during his spring break, caught this bass, estimated at 16 inches, in their pond.
Kerry Burke of New Haven caught two walleyes at Miller Lake Campground in Michigan on July 4. One measured 31 inches and the other 28 inches. He won the annual fishing contest.
Krystall Messman, 20, caught a 33-inch king salmon, her first, at Lake Michigan while fishing with her family.

Fishing and hunting are enjoyed by young and old, male and female. As proof, readers of The Journal Gazette have been showing off their catches on the weekly Recreation page. The Journal Gazette publishes an Outdoors Experience page once a month, lending a forum for readers to share their love of the outdoors with their neighbors. Send your stories and photos to The Journal Gazette, c/o Sports Department, 600 W. Main St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802, or email them to