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Daily Press file photo Mikl Gagne, 4, of Hyde hauled in a Master Angler dog fish on June 4, 1987. He said his Snoopy bobber told him he’d caught a big one. Mikl’s dad, Dwight, landed the fish his son caught on the toy fishing tackle in Gladstone’s Yacht Harbor. The dog fish, also known as a “bowfin,” tipped the scales at 7.75 pounds and was 28-inches long — quite the feat on a toy fishing pole that was only 33-inches long and was purchased for $2 by Mikl’s mother. When Mikl’s Snoopy-themed bobber disappeared under the surface of the water, he told his father “ ‘Noopy disappeared,” and he credited Snoopy with helping him catch the monster fish. “Good thing I had ‘Noopy on there cause then he said, ‘Aha! Now I got ya!” Mikl told the Daily Press after earning his Department of Natural Resources Master Angler Certificate.

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Mikl Gagne, 4, of Hyde hauled in a Master Angler dog fish on June 4, 1987. He said his Snoopy bobber told him he’d caught a big one. Mikl’s dad, Dwight, landed the fish his son caught on the toy fishing tackle in Gladstone’s Yacht Harbor. The dog fish, also known as a “bowfin,” tipped the scales at 7.75 pounds and was 28-inches long — quite the feat on a toy fishing pole that was only 33-inches long and was purchased for $2 by Mikl’s mother. When Mikl’s Snoopy-themed bobber disappeared under the surface of the water, he told his father ” ‘Noopy disappeared,” and he credited Snoopy with helping him catch the monster fish. “Good thing I had ‘Noopy on there cause then he said, ‘Aha! Now I got ya!” Mikl told the Daily Press after earning his Department of Natural Resources Master Angler Certificate.

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