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  • Courtesy photos Brecken Mullett, 7, caught this bass at a neighborhood pond in Columbia City.

  • Ruby McCain caught her first fish at Round Lake near Columbia City. She reeled in about a 5-inch bluegill in September.

  • Charlie Neal, 7, of Grabill caught his first bass at his grandfather's pond.

  • William Kitson, 4, caught this bluegill on a Lightning McQueen pole at his grandparents' farm, north of Wren, Ohio.

  • Cruz Martinez, 3, caught his first fish on Crooked Lake in Angola with his grandparents.

Sunday, October 29, 2017 1:00 am

Outdoor experiences

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 weekly, lending a forum for readers to share their love of the outdoors with their neighbors.

If you have an outdoor experience you'd like to share, email your stories and photos to The Journal Gazette at Please provide full names, ages, hometowns, type of animal and when and where caught. Photos must be jpegs.