2000 Big Fish Of The Year Entries Still Being Accepted

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The Arizona Game and Fish Department will still be accepting 2000 Big Fish of the Year entries through Jan. 31.

The top entries so far include the following:

Black crappie, 1 pound, six ounce, 13.5 inches, Bartlett Lake, by J.B. Schonwald;

Bluegill, 2 pounds, 9.28 ounces, 13 inches, Goldwater Lake, Shirley Leithead;

Brown trout, 3 pounds, 12 ounces, 20.5 inches, Little Colorado River, David Palmer;

Carp, 10 pounds, 7.2 ounces, 26 inches, Saguaro Lake, Nancy Tucker;

Channel catfish, 15 pounds, six ounces, 32 inches, Lake Havasu, Margie Anderson;

Cutthroat trout, 4 pounds, 8 ounces, 21.5 inches, Big Lake, Philip Rothengatter;

Flathead catfish, 68 pounds, 8 ounces, 52 inches, Bartlett Lake, Don Paul;

Hybrid sunfish, 3 pounds, 1.28 ounces, 16 inches, Colorado River, Parker, Rob Woodford;

Largemouth bass, 14 pounds, 9.6 ounces, 27.5 inches, Canyon Lake, Michael Cartwright;

Mullet, 3 pounds, 12.64 ounces, 21 inches, Laguna Dam, Yuma, Kevin Wilson;

Northern pike, 23 pounds, 7.04 ounces, 44.13 inches, Long Lake, Nancy Tucker;

Rainbow trout, 5 pounds, 7.9 ounces, 24 inches, Woods Canyon Lake, George Bancroft;

Redear sunfish, 3 pounds, 8.64 ounces, 15.5 inches, Lake Havasu, Larry Locatis;

Roundtail chub, 1 pound, 10 ounces, 17.25 inches, Verde River headwaters, Harley Ough;

Smallmouth bass, 4 pounds, 4.16 ounces, 22 inches, Roosevelt Lake, Steve Coombs;

Striped bass, 15 pounds, 2 ounces, 36 inches, Lake Pleasant, Jeff Weiss;

Tilapia, 7 pounds, 1 ounce, 19.13 inches, Saguaro Lake, Stephen E. Hayes;

Walleye, 12 pounds, 14.4 ounces, 30 inches, Show Low Lake, Otis Kingsbury;

White bass, 2 pounds, 9.12 ounces, 16.75 inches, Lake Pleasant, Daron Coombs;

Yellow bass, 1 pound, 11.52 ounces, 13 inches, Gila River, Warren Hollen;

Game and Fish is already accepting entries for the 2001 Big Fish of the Year. This is your chance to get in the record books.

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