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Port Clinton's Walleye drop could be featured on Letterman

Tom Jackson • Dec 28, 2012 at 5:43 AM

The 20-foot-long, 600-pound fiberglass fish will be lowered from a crane in downtown Port Clinton to celebrate the passage into 2013. It's an annual Port Clinton ritual known as the "walleye drop."

The David Letterman Show phoned Port Clinton's Internet radio station, WPCR, and got permission to use the station's live feed of the celebration, which will air beginning at 10:45 p.m. Monday at portclintonradio.com. Letterman apparently is fishing for unusual New Year's celebrations, said Greg Peiffer, president and general manager of the station and a member of Port Clinton's Walleye Madness Committee.

The Letterman show producer said Wylie might air anytime from 11:35 p.m. to midnight on New Year's Eve, Peiffer said.

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