COLUMBUS GROVE — A
Continental man was the lucky person who caught Big Earl during the
2014 Columbus Grove American Legion fishing derby on Sunday.
“I was hoping to catch
him,” said Casey Owens as he waited in line to have “Big Earl”
weighed. Owens won $1,000 for catching Big Earl. The 5 pound 6 ounce
fish was caught within the first hour of Sunday's event. Owens said
this is the fourth year he has attended the event.
Over 500 anglers came out
for the annual event. There were 230 sponsored fish. During the event
143 of these sponsored fish were caught.