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First Virginia State Record Saugeye Recorded

On September 23, Michael Miller from Nathalie, Virginia, landed a 6.0-pound saugeye from the Saunton River. Miller caught the trophy-sized fish with spinning tackle using a crankbait. The fish measured 26 ¼ inches with a girth of 14 inches and was officially weighed at Bobcat’s Bait and Tackle in Clarkesville, Virginia. After biologist verification and review by the State Record Committee, Miller’s catch was certified and is recognized as the current Virginia State Record Saugeye. This is the first entry and certified record for saugeye since the hybrid species was added to the State Record and Trophy Fish Programs in 2020. Congratulations Michael Miller on your outstanding catch!

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