Keeper Corner: Deerfield girl catches 17-inch smallmouth on live bait

Josh Rouse
jrouse@cjonline.com
Memphis Meyers, 9, of Deerfield, caught this 17-inch smallmouth bass on live bait while fishing May 22 at Cedar Bluff Reservoir. To submit your photo to run in The Topeka Capital-Journal, email it to jrouse@cjonline.com with the subject's name, city of residence and any background info you want to include. View more photos at CJOnline.com or Facebook.com/TCJOutdoors.

Nine-year-old Memphis Meyers, of Deerfield, hauled in a heck of a smallmouth bass last month while fishing at Cedar Bluff Reservoir in Trego County, near Hays.

Jeff Meyers, who submitted the photo, said she was using “live perch” on May 22 when she hooked into the lunker, apparently fishing near the dam.

A lot of people wait their whole lives to catch a fish that nice. You should be proud, Memphis!

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