Meet Frank Murphy, who runs the Fall Brawl walleye derby on Lake Erie each year. From now until December, you can find a fishing tournament every month, with prizes ranging from several hundred dollars to a tricked-out boat worth more than $100,000. The tournaments – which generally award prizes for the five biggest fish caught…

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The 2017 Lake Erie Fall Brawl results are in. And, pending polygraph exams, Matthew Branigan is taking top honors with his nearly 15-pound walleye. See the video of brawlers out on Friday in the Cleveland harbor. Branigan’s 14.97-pound catch is the largest caught in the seven years of the brawl. “That’s probably going to be…

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Jim Beres was fishing for walleye, trying to win a boat in the Lake Erie Fall Brawl. He caught Ohio’s record-biggest lake trout instead. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is headed to Sheffield Lake today, to examine the trout and verify the new record, at 26.63 pounds and 38 inches. “We didn’t even know…

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With less than two days left of the seventh annual Lake Erie Walleye Fall Brawl, anglers crammed the Cleveland harbor, hoping to catch a big one. Matthew Branigan hooked a 14.97-pound walleye Friday morning, the biggest ever in the competition. But that doesn’t mean the contest is over. Fishermen came out on a sunny afternoon,…

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Matthew Branigan took the whole week off to fish for walleye, in the last week of the Lake Erie Fall Brawl contest. And this morning his time paid off, when he caught a nearly 15-pound walleye, one of the largest ever caught in Ohio waters. “We knew it was a big fish for sure,” said…

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How’s the fishing on Lake Erie this fall? The best in recent memory. Lots of steelhead have been caught along the lakefront and in local rivers, said Cleveland Metroparks aquatic biologist Mike Durkalec. And the lake has a great there mix of trophy walleye from a record 2003 spawn, complemented by two years in a…

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