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Near Broadalbin in Fulton County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Sacandaga Pike

 
 
Sacandaga Pike Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, August 29, 2016
1. Sacandaga Pike Marker
Inscription.
World Record
Northern Pike Caught Near
Benedict Bay On 9-15-1940
By Angler Peter Dubuc
52.5" Long / 46 Lbs. 2 Oz.
GSL Fisheries Federation Inc.

 
Erected 2015 by Fulton County Baseball & Sports Hall of Fame and the Great Sacandaga Lake Fisheries Federation.
 
Location. 43° 7.215′ N, 74° 8.687′ W. Marker is near Broadalbin, New York, in Fulton County. Marker is on County Route 110 near Benedict Loop, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Broadalbin NY 12025, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hans' Creek (approx. 0.3 miles away); Frenchmans Creek (approx. 1.4 miles away); Marvin House (approx. 1.9 miles away); Covered Bridge (approx. 1.9 miles away); "Fish House" (approx. 1.9 miles away); St. John House (approx. 1.9 miles away); Shew's Hill (approx. 2 miles away); Godfrey Shew (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Broadalbin.
 
Regarding Sacandaga Pike. At the time it was caught, Dubuc's northern pike was a world record. Since then, a longer pike was caught in Germany in 1983; and
Sacandaga Pike Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, August 29, 2016
2. Sacandaga Pike Marker
The white pickup truck is headed south on Fulton Co Rt. 110, about to pass the side road, Benedict Loop.
a heavier one was caught three years later, also in Germany, according to a news release from the Fulton County Baseball & Sports Hall of Fame. A pike caught in Manitoba, Canada, broke Dubuc's North American record, according to the release, but Dubuc's fish still holds the New York State record, according to the state Department of Environmental Conservation. Peter Debuc passed away in 1970 at age 80.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. A very similar marker is posted on the west side of the lake, near Lanzi's.
 
Also see . . .
1. Record Northern Pike Historical Road Marker. (Submitted on August 30, 2016, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
2. Great Sacandaga Lake World Record Northern Pike Caught in 1940. (Submitted on August 30, 2016, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2016, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 188 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 30, 2016, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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