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Chloee Partin caught this largemouth bass with her father and brother in her Uncle Rick’s and Aunt Beth’s pond May 28 – the day before her grandfather passed away.

Outdoor Experiences

Donnie Capps, 9, caught his first fish June 2 on a private pond in Allen County with his Big Brother, Art Augspurger.
Jack Just, 13, caught this 33-inch northern pike on June 16 at Crooked Lake. He used “top secret” lures and a special way to jerk the line. He didn’t use a fish finder.
Kimberly Maples, 12, caught this 4-pound bass at the Twin Mills kids fishing pond/campground in Howe.
Vinnie Poe, 6, was fishing with his dad from a paddle boat on Crooked Lake in Steuben County when he caught this bass. Normally he casts until the water foams, but this time he was trolling a small Rapala lure.
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Will Seigel, 7, of Auburn caught this largemouth bass while fishing with his dad and grandpa in his grandparents’ pond.

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