Michigan DNR Confirms More Than 100 Year Old Smallmouth Bass State Record Broken
A more than 100 year old state record has been broken.
The Michigan DNR confirms a new state-record for smallmouth bass has been set.
The DNR says the record breaking fish was reeled in by Greg Gasiciel of Rhodes, Michigan, Sunday on Hubbard Lake in Alcona County.
The smallmouth bass was caught while Gasiciel was bait-casting with a green grub.
The new record-holder weighed 9.33 pounds and measured 24.50 inches.
The previous state record was set back in 1906. That smallmouth bass weighed 9.25 pounds and measured 27.25 inches long. It was caught by W.F. Shoemaker on Long Lake in Cheboygan County.
State records are recognized by weight only.
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