SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Hurricane man now holds the West Virginia weight record for yellow perch after reeling in the nearly 2-pounder from Summersville Lake in Nicholas County.
The Division of Natural Resources says Joshua Wayne Estes caught the 14.5-inch, 1.93-pound perch on Dec. 1. He was using a live chub for bait.
The fish bested a 1.83-pound yellow perch caught in Tygart Lake in Taylor County in 1985.
The length record of 15.44 inches still stands. That perch was caught in Summersville Lake in 2010.