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Man Reels in Record Breaking Fish in Antrim County

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Man reels in record breaking fish in Antrim County.

Joseph Seeberger from Portage caught a Great Lakes muskellunge at 58 pounds, 59 inches long.

He caught the fish October 13th on Lake Bellaire in Antrim County, he was actually bass fishing with a minnow at the time. He said it took two hours and two friends to help reel in the fish.

The previous state-record Great Lakes muskellunge was caught on Torch Lake in Antrim County in 2009. That fish weighed 50.5 pounds and measured 56.13 inches.

A record breaking fish must exceed the current listed state-record weight and identification must be verified by a DNR fisheries biologist.