Robert Morris Captures Largest Pike

Article taken from The Salem Daily News, November 3, 1894


Portsmouth, O., Nov 3.

The largest pike ever captured in this vicinity with hook and line was landed on Tygart creek by Robert Morris of Ludlow, Ky., who, with a party of friend, have been camping for two weekes near Bennett's mills.

The fish was 44 inches long and weighted 23 pounds. Larger pike have been caught, but not with a hook and line. The local sportsmen claim it is a phenomenal catch, as the pike is the gamest and most voracious fish in this vicinity, a 10-pounder giving the ablest fisherman all the sport he wants.