Wayne Independent - Honesdale, PA
  • Local Angler Reels in Monster Large Mouth Bass

  • Wayne County's own Jerry Hessling recently caught the biggest large mouth bass of his angling career. Jerry has been a member of the Cherry Ridge Fishing Club for 38 years and he's been angling since he was 12.

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  • Jerry Hessling dropped by The Wayne Independent’s 220 8th Street offices to show off this beautiful large mouth bass.
    He pulled it from Garing’s Pond on Monday morning around 10:30 a.m. The 71-year-old angler caught it using a rubber night crawler.
    The beast weighs in at eight pounds and measures just over 24” in length. Jerry says that it's by far the biggest large mouth bass he's every caught. The next closest was just six lbs.
    Jerry has been fishing since he was 12 when his Uncle Fran git him "hooked." He's been a member of the Cherry Ridge Fishing Club for 38 years.
    If you reel in a trophy fish, don't hesitate to bring it down. We'd love to publish your picture and tell your story! Call Group Sports Editor Kevin Edwards at 570-253-3055.
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