Lake Erie produces big trophy haul

Submitted Photo Junior high school top finishers were, from left, Blake Mann, Cameron Jones, Seth Hildebrand, Zane McCoy, Halen Warrick and Belle Rogers, all from Beaver Local.

Students from several local school districts participated in the May 26 smallmouth bass fishing tournament hosted by the Student Fishing League on Lake Erie off Ashtabula.

Finishing first in the high school division was Mark Emmerling from Beaver Local, who caught three smallmouth bass weighing a combined 13.1 pounds. Emmerling also caught the single-largest smallmouth bass at 5.4 pounds.

In other junior high division, Blake Mann of Beaver Local finished first, with three fish weighing a combined 13.3 pounds. Mann also caught the largest fish, which weighed 5 pounds.


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