June 15, 2018
Check out this huge state record taken recently in Michigan while bowfishing.
A bow fisherman has broken a state record in Michigan by catching a massive black buffalo.
Brandon Kramer of Muskegon landed a 46.54-pound record, eclipsing the old state record (44.54 pounds, 2015) by exactly two pounds, according to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.
The fish, a member of the sucker family, was caught May 25 on the Grand River in Ottawa County.
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Kramer was fishing with friend Shawn Grawberger when he caught the record, according to a news release.
The record was verified by DNR's Lake Michigan fisheries manager Jay Wesley.
It was confirmed as a state record by the DNR on June 12.
Kramer's state record measured 39.75 inches. It was the first record of the year reported by the DNR.
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Two records were set in 2017:
- Bigmouth Buffalo, 27 pounds, Grand River
- Cisco (lake herring), 6.36 pounds, Lake Ottawa
State records in Michigan are recognized by weight only. To qualify for a state record, fish must exceed the current listed state record weight and identification must be verified by a DNR fisheries biologist. For more information, visit Michigan.gov/masterangler.
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