A large fish or fresh water whale has been spotted in Lake Erie near Kelly’s Island about 50 miles from Cleveland. With the warming weather and the changing fish migration pattern the large fish may have followed smaller bait fish from the Detroit River.
Two boaters spotter the large fish while traveling from Sandusky to Kelly’s Island to open up their cabin for the summer.
Ernest T Bass and his friend Charlene almost ran over the fish as they crossed a shallow part of Lake Erie. “It was about 1/2 the length of my boat” said Mr Bass. ” I have never scene anything like it, and I have been boating for 25 years”
“The fish could have been dumped into the Detroit River or been migrating to the deeper end of eastern end Lake Erie”, said local fishing expert Ray White.
Either way the large fish may not last long in the fresh water, but the salt mines under Lake Erie could provide enough salinization to support a salt water environment.
Mr Bass was happy to be in the water so early in the season and looks forward to the possibility of seeing the large fish again. Something his best girl Charlene was happy to witness.