1943 Fish Story is a Real "Catch"

(05/24/2001)

Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 8/5/1943.

Fisherman Sinks His Boat But Still Retains His Fish

Recently, Fisherman A.B. Criss became so excited when two bass flopped into his skiff that he sank the boat -- but he managed to hang on to his unexpected catch.

As Game protector Richard Marshall told the season's prize fish tale, Criss was sinking his hook without success in the waters of the Little Kanawha River when the two 18-inch bass suddenly came over side into the bottom of his craft.

Fearful lest his "catch" flop out again, Criss started subduing the fish with a paddle but he struck with such force he knocked a hole in the bottom of the boat and it sank.

He grabbed the fish in his two hands and made his way successfully to shore.


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