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February 13. 2013 12:02PM

Grandfather and granddaughter fishing team set records

And the record books could not go to print quite yet. In November, Julia and her grandfather were back in New Hampshire and Lake Winnipesauke. Beneath the frigid lake surface, big yellow perch were lurking and the one that bit Julia’s bait made history. With its golden belly, brilliant red pelvic fins and emerald green back, it was the longest of its species, ever caught, by anyone of any age or gender.

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