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St. Mary's Environmental Club Reels in Some Big Fish and Makes Great Memories

St. Mary Catholic Community School’s Environmental Club recently went on a fishing trip to Schneider, Indiana. Members of the club and their parents arrived at the school before dawn and had a caravan of about 20 cars travel down to the farm pond. It was a beautiful autumn morning and the fish were biting! The group of about 25 kids, ages from 8 to 13, caught bluegill, catfish, bass, and bowfin (aka dogfish). Riley, a 6th grader at St. Mary said, “It was a blast! It was such a rush when I got to reel in a giant dogfish!” The children and their parents made memories that will last a lifetime! “It was a pleasure to see some of our kids catch their first fish. I am very grateful to the owner of the property and my friend Jeff who made arrangements for us to provide this experience,” said St. Mary’s principal, Tom Ruiz.

Oliver Zarach caught a whale of a dogfish that gave a great fight. Principal Ruiz estimated it at 4-5 pounds.

Friends Johnny Gibens and Tyler Beisen show off a bass they caught.

Olivia Valdes caught a nice little bluegill on some powerbait.

Liam Becich reeled in the first bass with some encouragement from his dad.


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