Georgia fisherman ties state record after reeling in surprise ‘trophy-size’ catch

Georgia fisherman ties state record after reeling in surprise 'trophy-size' catch
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A fisherman recently reeled in a bright-colored catch to tie a record that was first set in Georgia 10 years ago.

Emerson Mulhall, 20, a resident of Cumming, was out on Lake Burton on Feb. 18, when he caught hold of something unlike anything he had before.

“I was confused when I hooked the fish because it didn’t fight like a bass, which is what I typically pursue, and then surprised when I saw the yellow coloring – but got really excited when we realized it was a huge perch,” Mulhall told the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (Georgia DNR) in a recent press release.

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“I called my dad, who is the one who taught me to fish, and he encouraged me to get off the lake and go get it weighed on a certified scale.”

Emerson Mulhall tied a state fishing record after reeling in a 2 pound, 9 ounce yellow perch on Feb. 18 in Georgia. (Connor Robbins/ Emerson Mulhall)

Mulhall has now tied the…

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