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Published: Monday, 5/6/2013

Fishing derby between Perrysburg, Maumee high schools hooked on good weather this year

Participants relax in the grass as fish are laid out for measurement. Participants relax in the grass as fish are laid out for measurement.
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Saturday was the day for the Perrysburg vs. Maumee high school rivalry to go from the football field and basketball court to the Maumee River and find out which school has the better fishermen. 

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Perrysburg Superintendent Tom Hosler and students, staff, and alumni looked to keep the first place fishing tournament trophy in their district. But Maumee High School Principal Larry Caffro said he wants to see it next to Heisman trophy in his school's trophy case. The results of the derby were not immediately available.

It was the second annual tournament between the schools. Perrysburg Junior High custodian Brett Queen said it is a great event for the staff and students to come together and do something fun and relaxing together. 

High water levels forced the tournament to be postponed for a week -- it was originally scheduled for April 27. 

Mr. Queen sounded confident there still should be some walleye in the river because due to cold weather the walleye run started later. 

Contact Matt Thompson at: or 419-356-8786 or on Twitter at @mthompson25.

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