Ethan Merkle, 13, displays the 27-pound, 39.5-inch white amur he recently caught from his grandparents’ farm pond between Marysville and Plain City. He used a night crawler as bait. The youngster, who is the grandson of Bob and Suzanne Merkle, received a Fish Ohio certificate for his efforts. His uncle Bill Pollock helped him land the big catch. The youngster is a student at Dublin Grizzell Middle School.
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