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In Years Past

November 27, 2013
The Post-Journal

In 1913, in almost the closing days of the fishing season, Dr. C. Frank Ormes of Jamestown came to the front with one of the most interesting fish stories of the entire summer. Ormes was out off Lakewood late Tuesday afternoon, with a small steel bass pole and hooked a muskellunge which was 44 inches in length and weighed 22 pounds. This monster fish was not landed without some effort. The doctor clung to the pole until his arms were tired, keeping the line taut and playing with the fish. He was just off shore at Lakewood when he hooked his prize and when he finally reeled the exhausted fish into the boat, he was close to Greenhurst. The boat had drifted nearly across the lake.



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