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This month’s Reel Fish Tales feature hooked many local anglers! Here are all of the great shots we received. This was one of the more popular features. Thanks to all who participated.

Andy Ward, 6, caught this shark at Myrtle Beach in August 2013.  He refused to hold it, so his dad, Ryan, showed it off for him! Sent by AndyÕs mom, Jen of Poland.

Andy Ward, 6, caught this shark at Myrtle Beach in August 2013. He refused to hold it, so his dad, Ryan, showed it off for him! Sent by AndyÕs mom, Jen of Poland.


 Justin Hoffman, 6, holding the line of fish he and his friend, Jesse Wince caught on a fishing trip with Jesse's father, Mark. The photo was taken by Jesse's mom, Kitty around 1995. All are from North Lima.

Justin Hoffman, 6, holding the line of fish he and his friend, Jesse Wince caught on a fishing trip with Jesse's father, Mark. The photo was taken by Jesse's mom, Kitty around 1995. All are from North Lima.


Brad Shultz and his son Peyton on Peyton's first fishing trip on May 3, 2013.  They caught this bass. Both reside in New Middletown, Sent by wife and mother, Shannon.

Brad Shultz and his son Peyton on Peyton's first fishing trip on May 3, 2013. They caught this bass. Both reside in New Middletown, Sent by wife and mother, Shannon.


Cindy Wine White, 5, caught her first fish while visiting her grandparents in Florida. Taken by her mom, Joyce Wine of Hubbard.

Cindy Wine White, 5, caught her first fish while visiting her grandparents in Florida. Taken by her mom, Joyce Wine of Hubbard.


Andrew Prvonozac from Warren, is all smiles with his catch!. Sent by George Prvonozac, his dad.

Andrew Prvonozac from Warren, is all smiles with his catch!. Sent by George Prvonozac, his dad.


Jack Martz Sr. and his grandson Cooper Martz, 5, taken by CooperÕs dad Jack Jr.  They, with CooperÕs  brother, Grayson, and GrandpaÕs dog Laney go fishing together all the time.  Grandpa is from Edinburg, Pa. and Jack, Cooper and Grayson all live in Boardman. Sent by CooperÕs mom, Tracy.

Jack Martz Sr. and his grandson Cooper Martz, 5, taken by CooperÕs dad Jack Jr. They, with CooperÕs brother, Grayson, and GrandpaÕs dog Laney go fishing together all the time. Grandpa is from Edinburg, Pa. and Jack, Cooper and Grayson all live in Boardman. Sent by CooperÕs mom, Tracy.


Little Anthony Pastella loves to fish and says ÒWowÓ look what I caught this time! Sent in by great-grandma Millie Valentino.

Little Anthony Pastella loves to fish and says ÒWowÓ look what I caught this time! Sent in by great-grandma Millie Valentino.


This is a tribute to my brother, Lewis Brine from Girard, who passed away April 9, 2012. He loved fishing and made his greatest catch back in the 50s when he  caught a blue marlin at Ocean City, Maryland.

This is a tribute to my brother, Lewis Brine from Girard, who passed away April 9, 2012. He loved fishing and made his greatest catch back in the 50s when he caught a blue marlin at Ocean City, Maryland.


HereÕs a snapshot of Ed Lewis Jr. from Campbell with his two sailfish, caught while on a fishing trip vacation in Acapulco, Mexico. They weighed 130 and 115 pounds respectively. Sent by John Frohman of Hubbard.

HereÕs a snapshot of Ed Lewis Jr. from Campbell with his two sailfish, caught while on a fishing trip vacation in Acapulco, Mexico. They weighed 130 and 115 pounds respectively. Sent by John Frohman of Hubbard.


Roy Reese of Canfield caught this King salmon in the Colombian River on April 19.  The picture was submitted by his wife Darlene.

Roy Reese of Canfield caught this King salmon in the Colombian River on April 19. The picture was submitted by his wife Darlene.


These friends, Brian Cionni, left, of Boardman; Frank Bochenek of Struthers and Keith Galich of Struthers,  had a good day fishing in the summer of 2013. Sent by Brian's wife, Krissie.

These friends, Brian Cionni, left, of Boardman; Frank Bochenek of Struthers and Keith Galich of Struthers, had a good day fishing in the summer of 2013. Sent by Brian's wife, Krissie.


Veronica Cionni of Boardman, caught her first fish all by herself when she was 5-years old in the summer of 2010.  Submitted by her mom,  Krissie Cionni.

Veronica Cionni of Boardman, caught her first fish all by herself when she was 5-years old in the summer of 2010. Submitted by her mom, Krissie Cionni.


Loren Burns, his son-in-law Mike Fox and his son Bill Burns show off their catches of the day.

Loren Burns, his son-in-law Mike Fox and his son Bill Burns show off their catches of the day.


July 25, 1992, Grandpa, Loren Burns, shows three of his grandsons Bobby Hutchko, left, Richard Burns, and Brad Burns how to filet fish he had caught earlier that day.

July 25, 1992, Grandpa, Loren Burns, shows three of his grandsons Bobby Hutchko, left, Richard Burns, and Brad Burns how to filet fish he had caught earlier that day.


Five-year old Beth holds the 28-inch, 7 pound fish that her dad, Mike Fox, and grandpa, Loren Burns, caught on Mother’s Day in 1984.

Five-year old Beth holds the 28-inch, 7 pound fish that her dad, Mike Fox, and grandpa, Loren Burns, caught on Mother’s Day in 1984.


Pirate Pete Zatvarnicky caught this beauty at Wilmington, N.C.

Pirate Pete Zatvarnicky caught this beauty at Wilmington, N.C.


Jerry Goodman of North Kingsville caught this monster on Lake Erie, sent by Pete Zatvarnicky.

Jerry Goodman of North Kingsville caught this monster on Lake Erie, sent by Pete Zatvarnicky.


Eddie Krishko of Boardman caught this walleye at Lake Erie. Submitted by Pete Zatvarnicky.

Eddie Krishko of Boardman caught this walleye at Lake Erie. Submitted by Pete Zatvarnicky.


Here's a picture of my dad, John Spagnola from Boardman, who caught this 33-inch walleye weighing nine and three quarter pounds while fishing in Conneaut, Ohio. It had 6-inch perch in it's mouth. Sent by Diane Spagnola.

Here's a picture of my dad, John Spagnola from Boardman, who caught this 33-inch walleye weighing nine and three quarter pounds while fishing in Conneaut, Ohio. It had 6-inch perch in it's mouth. Sent by Diane Spagnola.


 Attached is a picture of my son, Ryan Lamb, 9, of Canfield, with his prize-winning bass caught while trolling with his Papa, Dave Emick (not pictured) at Roaming Shores, Ohio.  Ryan won $25 for the longest bass in this fishing contest.  Photo submitted by Ryan's mom, DeAnne Edwards-Lamb.

Attached is a picture of my son, Ryan Lamb, 9, of Canfield, with his prize-winning bass caught while trolling with his Papa, Dave Emick (not pictured) at Roaming Shores, Ohio. Ryan won $25 for the longest bass in this fishing contest. Photo submitted by Ryan's mom, DeAnne Edwards-Lamb.


Zachariah Holm, 8, from Youngstown, was enjoying the scenery while fishing at Mosquito Creek Lake State Park on May 22. Submitted by TJ Keiran, Zak's uncle.

Zachariah Holm, 8, from Youngstown, was enjoying the scenery while fishing at Mosquito Creek Lake State Park on May 22. Submitted by TJ Keiran, Zak's uncle.


Dan Lynn is teaching his grandson, Nick Holm, how to fish, both live in Youngstown. The picture was taken at Mosquito Creek Lake State Park on May 22.  This was Nick's first time fishing. The photo was submitted by TJ Keiran of Youngstown, Nick's uncle.

Dan Lynn is teaching his grandson, Nick Holm, how to fish, both live in Youngstown. The picture was taken at Mosquito Creek Lake State Park on May 22. This was Nick's first time fishing. The photo was submitted by TJ Keiran of Youngstown, Nick's uncle.


This steelhead was caught by Matt Gordon at Conneaut Creek in 2013.

This steelhead was caught by Matt Gordon at Conneaut Creek in 2013.


This is proud Alex with his proud Ohio bluegill ... his first cast, too. Needless to say he was thrilled. Sent by Rich Berg

This is proud Alex with his proud Ohio bluegill ... his first cast, too. Needless to say he was thrilled. Sent by Rich Berg


Liam Stanton of Austintown, sent from Erica.

Liam Stanton of Austintown, sent from Erica.


Roger Jenkins of Franklin, Pa., caught this 45-inch muskie on the Allegheny River on Jan. 31.  Submitted by his daughter, Wendy Fisher of Boardman.

Roger Jenkins of Franklin, Pa., caught this 45-inch muskie on the Allegheny River on Jan. 31. Submitted by his daughter, Wendy Fisher of Boardman.


Caden Jones, 3, of New Middletown, was "reelly" proud to bring in this whopper of a bass while fishing for the first time ever on May 19 with his dad, Ryan. The picture was taken at the neighborhood pond and submitted by mom, Angela.

Caden Jones, 3, of New Middletown, was "reelly" proud to bring in this whopper of a bass while fishing for the first time ever on May 19 with his dad, Ryan. The picture was taken at the neighborhood pond and submitted by mom, Angela.


Nevaeha Carkido of McDonald with her father, Adam Hvisdak, fishing at Mosquito Lake on Mother's Day. Nevaeha caught the 25-inch blue pike with other fishers rooting her on. This was her best catch since she started fishing with her dad. They threw him back to grow bigger for next time. Sent by grandma, Deb McCalpin.

Nevaeha Carkido of McDonald with her father, Adam Hvisdak, fishing at Mosquito Lake on Mother's Day. Nevaeha caught the 25-inch blue pike with other fishers rooting her on. This was her best catch since she started fishing with her dad. They threw him back to grow bigger for next time. ...


Dick Ballabon: Dick Ballabon and Tony Naples, both of Youngstown, caught these fish at Mosquito Lake on May 19.

Dick Ballabon: Dick Ballabon and Tony Naples, both of Youngstown, caught these fish at Mosquito Lake on May 19.


Grandpa Larry Bennett of Greenford was fishing while grandchildren Elise and Ethan Bennett of Westerville did the directing at Put-In-Bay on Lake Erie. Sent by Kathy Bennett of Salem.

Grandpa Larry Bennett of Greenford was fishing while grandchildren Elise and Ethan Bennett of Westerville did the directing at Put-In-Bay on Lake Erie. Sent by Kathy Bennett of Salem.


John Leckwart of Struthers caught this muskie at Pymatuning. The photo was taken by his fishing buddy, George Houck. Sent by John's wife, Barb.

John Leckwart of Struthers caught this muskie at Pymatuning. The photo was taken by his fishing buddy, George Houck. Sent by John's wife, Barb.


Dan Thomas of Youngstown, submitted by his wife, Joyce.

Dan Thomas of Youngstown, submitted by his wife, Joyce.


Dave Wiesh, left, and Tim Tryon, both of Austintown, enjoyed the best fishing ever. Maybe the chum worked. Sent by John Liposchak.

Dave Wiesh, left, and Tim Tryon, both of Austintown, enjoyed the best fishing ever. Maybe the chum worked. Sent by John Liposchak.


Barbara and John Liposchak of Austintown, sent by John.

Barbara and John Liposchak of Austintown, sent by John.


Christopher Buzzelli was fishing back in 2005. Where's the fish? Sent by Tina Buzzelli of Mineral Ridge.

Christopher Buzzelli was fishing back in 2005. Where's the fish? Sent by Tina Buzzelli of Mineral Ridge.


Gala Gibson went fishing and came up with a starfish off the coast of Key West, Fla. Gala is the granddaughter of Dom and Georgie Peters of Poland.

Gala Gibson went fishing and came up with a starfish off the coast of Key West, Fla. Gala is the granddaughter of Dom and Georgie Peters of Poland.


Here's Dr. DJ Peters of Kalamazoo, Mich., with a salmon he caught in Lake Michigan last summer. He is the son of Dom and Georgie Peters of Poland.

Here's Dr. DJ Peters of Kalamazoo, Mich., with a salmon he caught in Lake Michigan last summer. He is the son of Dom and Georgie Peters of Poland.


Robert Basic of Austintown, caught  and released this 51-inch muskie while fishing with his son Jason on Lake St. Clair last summer.

Robert Basic of Austintown, caught and released this 51-inch muskie while fishing with his son Jason on Lake St. Clair last summer.


Jason Basic of Austintown, caught and released this 54 1/2-inch muskie last summer at Lake St. Clair.

Jason Basic of Austintown, caught and released this 54 1/2-inch muskie last summer at Lake St. Clair.


Joan Julian caught the baby catfish on the Naples pier in Florida in March. Photo was taken by Anthony Julian.

Joan Julian caught the baby catfish on the Naples pier in Florida in March. Photo was taken by Anthony Julian.


This nice catch of Ohio Bluegills was submitted by Bob Woychik.

This nice catch of Ohio Bluegills was submitted by Bob Woychik.


Bob Woychik sent this photo of Ohio Bluegills.

Bob Woychik sent this photo of Ohio Bluegills.


Bob Woychik sent this photo of an 11-inch Ohio Bluegill.

Bob Woychik sent this photo of an 11-inch Ohio Bluegill.


Jim and Sheryl Fortnat of Austintown take their 24-foot pontoon boat to Lake Erie for perch fishing.  They get a lot of stares at the Conneaut, Ohio, dock when they put the boat in to go fishing at 7 a.m. on a summer morning. Sent by Sheryl.

Jim and Sheryl Fortnat of Austintown take their 24-foot pontoon boat to Lake Erie for perch fishing. They get a lot of stares at the Conneaut, Ohio, dock when they put the boat in to go fishing at 7 a.m. on a summer morning. Sent by Sheryl.


Jimmy Fortnat of Austintown caught this walleye at Berlin Lake on June 3, 2013. Jim is an avid fisherman fishing all the local lakes and Lake Erie for walleye and perch. Photo sent by his wife Sheryl.

Jimmy Fortnat of Austintown caught this walleye at Berlin Lake on June 3, 2013. Jim is an avid fisherman fishing all the local lakes and Lake Erie for walleye and perch. Photo sent by his wife Sheryl.


This little guy is Finnegan Gable of Poland, sent by his grandmother, Marsha Karzmer.

This little guy is Finnegan Gable of Poland, sent by his grandmother, Marsha Karzmer.


This is Carly Gable of Poland, sent by her mom, Marsha Karzmer.

This is Carly Gable of Poland, sent by her mom, Marsha Karzmer.


Mitch Shopinsky caught this large snook on Sanibel Beach this spring. Sent by Sherri.

Mitch Shopinsky caught this large snook on Sanibel Beach this spring. Sent by Sherri.


Ed Carisimi and Mark Carrocce, both of Canfield, caught this large cobia 50 miles off Fort Myers.

Ed Carisimi and Mark Carrocce, both of Canfield, caught this large cobia 50 miles off Fort Myers.


Drew Carrocce, 10, of Canfield, caught his red grouper 40 miles off Fort Myers. Sent by Mark Carrocce.

Drew Carrocce, 10, of Canfield, caught his red grouper 40 miles off Fort Myers. Sent by Mark Carrocce.


Scott Duko of Canfield caught this gag grouper 40 miles off Fort Myers, Fla. Sent by Mark Carrocce.

Scott Duko of Canfield caught this gag grouper 40 miles off Fort Myers, Fla. Sent by Mark Carrocce.


Phillip Gerner of East Palestine, caught this 44 3/4-inch muskie weighing 24 pounds, while fishing at West Branch. He missed breaking the record by a half inch. The photo was sent by Red's Sport Shop.

Phillip Gerner of East Palestine, caught this 44 3/4-inch muskie weighing 24 pounds, while fishing at West Branch. He missed breaking the record by a half inch. The photo was sent by Red's Sport Shop.


Lance Julian caught this 24-inch flounder in Wachapreague, Va. in April. Lance lives in North Beach, Md. Sent by his father, Anthony Julian.

Lance Julian caught this 24-inch flounder in Wachapreague, Va. in April. Lance lives in North Beach, Md. Sent by his father, Anthony Julian.


This is a picture of my late father, John Wetzl. My family teased him about his "big catch." He was born and raised in Youngstown. Submitted by his daughter, Marion Cleary of Canfield.

This is a picture of my late father, John Wetzl. My family teased him about his "big catch." He was born and raised in Youngstown. Submitted by his daughter, Marion Cleary of Canfield.


This is Terry Himes of North Jackson catching a small mouth bass at Lake Milton.  The photo was taken by Jack Dill of Campbell.

This is Terry Himes of North Jackson catching a small mouth bass at Lake Milton. The photo was taken by Jack Dill of Campbell.


This is a picture of a nice large mouth bass my son, Dominic Navarro, caught while fishing at the home of Nelson Navarro of Canfield, his cousin. Submitted by Dominic's father, Jeff Navarro.

This is a picture of a nice large mouth bass my son, Dominic Navarro, caught while fishing at the home of Nelson Navarro of Canfield, his cousin. Submitted by Dominic's father, Jeff Navarro.


My daughter Kasena Thompson with her first bass of the season caught at Green Acres Lake Park Campground in Lake Milton. Sent by her dad, Ricky Thompson.

My daughter Kasena Thompson with her first bass of the season caught at Green Acres Lake Park Campground in Lake Milton. Sent by her dad, Ricky Thompson.


Dom Monroe of Boardman submitted this photo of his best friend, Jack Drummond of Austintown, who caught a carp at Lake Newport in October, 2013.

Dom Monroe of Boardman submitted this photo of his best friend, Jack Drummond of Austintown, who caught a carp at Lake Newport in October, 2013.


James Lewandowski with his second fish and a fine cigar.

James Lewandowski with his second fish and a fine cigar.


James Lewandowski and his first fish of the season.

James Lewandowski and his first fish of the season.


Jack Drummond of Austintown submitted this photo of his best friend, Dom Monroe of Boardman, who caught the bass in Mosquito Lake in May this year.

Jack Drummond of Austintown submitted this photo of his best friend, Dom Monroe of Boardman, who caught the bass in Mosquito Lake in May this year.


Annette also took this picture on the dock at Berlin Lake on another day.

Annette also took this picture on the dock at Berlin Lake on another day.


This is a "selfie" of me, Annette, that I took a few years ago at Lake Side Campgrounds in Berlin Center.  I caught this nice walleye from Berlin Lake.

This is a "selfie" of me, Annette, that I took a few years ago at Lake Side Campgrounds in Berlin Center. I caught this nice walleye from Berlin Lake.


John Romo caught this fish in Conneaut, too.

John Romo caught this fish in Conneaut, too.


John Romo of Liberty caught this fish in Conneaut, Ohio, at the Arches.

John Romo of Liberty caught this fish in Conneaut, Ohio, at the Arches.


Bob Albert caught this 5-pound large mouth bass at Pine Lake, North Lima.

Bob Albert caught this 5-pound large mouth bass at Pine Lake, North Lima.


 Kaye Julian from Massillon, was deep sea fishing near Naples, Fla. on Mother's Day. The photo was sent by her father-in law, Anthony Julian of Youngstown.

Kaye Julian from Massillon, was deep sea fishing near Naples, Fla. on Mother's Day. The photo was sent by her father-in law, Anthony Julian of Youngstown.


Kaye Julian from Massillon, was deep sea fishing near Naples, Fla. on Mother's Day. The photo was sent by her father-in law, Anthony Julian of Youngstown.

Kaye Julian from Massillon, was deep sea fishing near Naples, Fla. on Mother's Day. The photo was sent by her father-in law, Anthony Julian of Youngstown.


Pete Zatvarnicky of Youngstown caught a 52-inch 45 pound barracuda in Wilmington, NC.

Pete Zatvarnicky of Youngstown caught a 52-inch 45 pound barracuda in Wilmington, NC.


A close-up of Russ Palusak and Steve Horvat at the Grand River in Painesville in 2013.

A close-up of Russ Palusak and Steve Horvat at the Grand River in Painesville in 2013.


Russ Palusak of Boardman, left, and Steve Horvat of Canfield, display their catch in the fall of 2013 at the Grand River in Painesville.

Russ Palusak of Boardman, left, and Steve Horvat of Canfield, display their catch in the fall of 2013 at the Grand River in Painesville.


Alicia Mansky caught a small mouth bass at Lake Milton.

Alicia Mansky caught a small mouth bass at Lake Milton.


My grandsons Kellen and Reilly enjoying a day of fishing. Sent by Debbie.

My grandsons Kellen and Reilly enjoying a day of fishing. Sent by Debbie.


Great-grandpa Hart teaching the kids to fish. Sent by Debbie.

Great-grandpa Hart teaching the kids to fish. Sent by Debbie.


"In the mouth of this bass are the feet of a frog that must have been eaten earlier... And it still was hungry enough to take my lure," said Todd O'Donnell of Leetonia.

"In the mouth of this bass are the feet of a frog that must have been eaten earlier... And it still was hungry enough to take my lure," said Todd O'Donnell of Leetonia.


Willi Colbert of Salem, caught this beautiful walleye at Geneva Marina.

Willi Colbert of Salem, caught this beautiful walleye at Geneva Marina.


Gary Grimm caught a red fish in Tampa in February.

Gary Grimm caught a red fish in Tampa in February.


Mike Kadilak: Here’s an image of Mike Kadilak of Boardman with an 18-inch Crappie!

Mike Kadilak: Here’s an image of Mike Kadilak of Boardman with an 18-inch Crappie!


Isiah Givens, 7, of Youngstown, caught this large mouth bass during a fishing open house at Meander Reservoir. The photo was sent by Jerome Givens.

Isiah Givens, 7, of Youngstown, caught this large mouth bass during a fishing open house at Meander Reservoir. The photo was sent by Jerome Givens.


Marshal Brown caught his first fish June 6, 1995, at Girard Lake. The photo was taken by his grandfather, James Brown.

Marshal Brown caught his first fish June 6, 1995, at Girard Lake. The photo was taken by his grandfather, James Brown.


Rich Morar of Youngstown caught a fish at Lake Milton almost as big as he is! His friend, John Koszowski, took the photo, which was submitted by Rich's wife, Debi.

Rich Morar of Youngstown caught a fish at Lake Milton almost as big as he is! His friend, John Koszowski, took the photo, which was submitted by Rich's wife, Debi.


Jordan Palumbo's friend, Jon Popio. Sent by Madeleine M. Kerr.

Jordan Palumbo's friend, Jon Popio. Sent by Madeleine M. Kerr.


This is Jordan Palumbo of Poland. "She loves to go fishing," says her grandmother, Madeleine M. Kerr.

This is Jordan Palumbo of Poland. "She loves to go fishing," says her grandmother, Madeleine M. Kerr.


Denise Houser caught this 200-pound blue marlin in 2006, while deep-sea fishing in Cabo San Lucas. On the left is her husband, Gary, and on the right is Chris Herubin, a friend. All are from Boardman.

Denise Houser caught this 200-pound blue marlin in 2006, while deep-sea fishing in Cabo San Lucas. On the left is her husband, Gary, and on the right is Chris Herubin, a friend. All are from Boardman.