June 17, 2009
Ohio 8-year-old lands 53.5-pound carp
An Ohio 8-year-old who went out fishing with his dad landed a 53.5-pound carp, a fish that experts said may be the largest of its type ever caught in Ohio.
Josh Cobb, who weighs in at 66 pounds, said his dad let him reel the mammoth fish in all by himself at the Newton gravel pit so there would be no doubt that the catch was his, WKRC-TV, Cincinnati, reported Wednesday.
Josh Cobb said the tricks to fishing are to find the right holes where fish like to hide and choosing the proper bait -- Josh recommends leeches and hot dogs.