Help: Indiana record perch?

If anybody knows the young man who caught the apparent Indiana record yellow perch in the flotilla today off Gary Light, please have him get it weighed on a certified scale or have it properly wrapped in wet towels before freezing tonight.

The perch weighed 2.6 pounds, which is slightly heavier than 2 pounds, 9 ounces, on a hand-held scale at Mik-Lurch.

The Indiana record (2-8) was caught by Roy W. Burkel Jr. from a gravel pit in Vigo County in 1981.

If I can be of any help, contact me at For a state record, I will forgo watching the Bears.

There were at least three perch of 16 inches or longer caught this weekend.

apparently, I should have been perch fishing isntead of deer hunting.

Yesterday on the tree stand, I got a text from fishing companion Jim Giglio about “the armada on the clay flats.” He had keepers between 12 and 16 inches.

Today, Mike Starcevich counted at least 85 boats. “And that’s for late November,” he said.

These fish are worth it.

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