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Alexi Harmon, 6, shows off the fish she caught in September.

Outdoor Experiences

Bob Richter, left, and Austin Sheets are overjoyed at the fish Austin caught at a get-together at Bob and his wife Karen’s home in Fort Wayne. Bob took several of the kids at the picnic to the pond to go fishing. All the other kids were pulling fish out of the pond saying, “I caught a fish, I caught a fish, I caught a fish.” All that Austin could say was, “It took my worm, it took my worm, it took my worm.” Then, finally, Austin started catching fish. He caught a small fish and was reeling it in when the fish in the picture ate his little fish.
Carson Goeglein, 10, shows off the two bluegills he caught at a small Whitley County lake.
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Christopher, 15, and his brother Kevin Sanders, 10, grandsons of Donald and Kay Keefer of Fort Wayne, show off the 36-inch flathead catfish Kevin caught in September in a backyard lake in Hebron, Ky.
Emma and Maci Cagnet caught this 5-pound bass at a secret location in Fort Wayne.
Levi Smith, 11, caught this 20-inch, 5 1/2 -pound bass in the pond behind his house.

– 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