Since it's starting to get cold out, I decided to take a short trip to Ames to try and catch some crappie and perch. Despite the cold, the fish were biting. So yeah it was pretty good. I was having a lot of fun and I'd caught some bluegill, a couple of crappie, and a perch. After about an hour and a half, I cast near some dead weeds and hooked something big. At first I thought it was a bass because it pulled my bobber down hard and peeled drag. I eventually got it near the shore and I saw it was a giant yellow perch. Once I grabbed the fish, I took a quick picture and got the length and weight. The fish was 16 inches in length with a 9 inch girth, and it weighed 1.75 pounds, my PB. I released the fish afterward and decided to call it a day.
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