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Patrick Johnson uses bow to capture record carp

A new Ohio record carp taken by bow fishing has been certified by the Outdoor Writers of Ohio State Record Fish Committee.

The new state record carp, weighing 53.65 pounds, was caught by Patrick Johnson of Toledo in the Sandusky County portion of Lake Erie’s waters. Johnson arrowed the carp June 9 using a fish point tethered with 200 pound test Fast Flight line.  Johnson’s record carp is 45 inches long and 32¼ inches in girth. 

His catch replaces the previous state bow fishing record carp that was arrowed in Sandusky Bay by Rich Cady on May 28, 2008, weighing 47.65 pounds and measuring 38 inches long. Ohio’s record fish are determined on the basis of weight only.

Patrick Johnson displays his new Ohio record carp taken by bowfishing.

Ohio’s state record fish are certified by the Outdoor Writers of Ohio State Record Fish Committee with assistance from fisheries biologists with the Ohio Division of Wildlife. Biologists from the Ohio Division of Wildlife District 2 office in Findlay confirmed the identification of Johnson’s catch.

For more information on Ohio’s state record fish program contact Fred Snyder, Chairman, OWO State Record Fish Committee, 754 Co. Rd. 126, Fremont, OH 43420, phone (419) 332-0777, email, or visit

Speedway to pick Queen
Area young ladies are invited to enter the Fremont Speedway Queen’s Contest. A panel of judges will select the 2014 Fremont Speedway Queen during ceremonies in the Fremont Speedway Hall of Fame as part of the Jim Ford Classic weekend, Sept. 13 and 14. The contest will take place on the morning of Sept.1 4.

Only the first 20 entries will be accepted for the queen contest. All entries must be received by Aug. 10. The contest is open to women ages 18 to 25. When scoring, the judges will take into consideration personality, appearance, poise in front of the public and racing knowledge. One on one interviews and impromptu questions relating to auto racing will also be performed.

To have an entry considered, fill out an entry form that can be found at along with a one page essay on why you would like to be the 2014 Fremont Speedway Queen, along with any community projects you may have worked with and send email to

Base ball on the lawn
On July 14, a Civil War-era rules “base ball” game will be played between the Black Swamp Frogs and the Wahoo BBC of Royal Oak, Michigan on the front lawn of the Lutheran Homes Society at the corner of Seaman and Wheeling streets.

The event begins at 1 p.m. with the game scheduled for 2 p.m., and the event will include visits by the Toledo Mud Hen mascots, Muddy and Muddona. Call 419-724-1414.

Stritch football camp
New Cardinal Stritch football coach Brian Wical, his staff, and players will hold a summer camp for grades 4-9 July 15-17 from 8 a.m. to noon. Cost is $50 and each camper will receive a t-shirt along with one-on-one coaching. Visit and select “summer camp opportunities” for information or call the athletic office at 419-693-0465, ext. 212.



Gas Prices

Gas prices are expected to soar this summer. Are you prepared to pay more?
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