Angler catches state record black buffalo

The Department of Natural Resources confirmed the catch of a new state-record black buffalo on Thursday, Sept. 6.

The fish, a member of the sucker family, was caught by Bryan DeGoede of Kalamazoo, Mich., on Wednesday, Sept. 5, on the Kalamazoo River in Allegan County at 11:50 p.m. The fish weighed 37.4 pounds and measured 39.3 inches. DeGoede was bowfishing when he landed the record fish.

The record was verified by Jay Wesley, a DNR fisheries manager for Southwest Michigan.

The previous state-record black buffalo was caught by Brad Nietering of Nunica on the Grand River (Bruce’s Bayou) in Ottawa County on May 19, 2004. That fish weighed 33.25 pounds and measured 36.5 inches.

This is the second state-record fish caught in Southwest Michigan this year. On May 22, Rodney Akey of Niles caught a 49.8-pound, 45.7-inch flathead catfish in the St. Joseph River.

State records 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 about fishing in Michigan, visit www.michigan.gov/fishing. For information about record-breaking fish caught in Michigan, visit www.michigan.gov/masterangler.

 

Other Stories from the Squire

Top News…

remax

Key Leaders of the Event Inducted into the MASA Winners’ Circle Greenville, MI February 2, 2015 … [Continue Reading...]

Spelling_Bee

Congratulations to Parkside students Olivia Humphrey and Jakob Clausen for taking 1st and 3nd place … [Continue Reading...]

Long time Rockford resident, Rebecca Cruttenden, is elbow deep in cookie dough, but not just because … [Continue Reading...]

condooverview

By BETH ALTENA   Rockford City Council deliberated before a packed meeting room on a … [Continue Reading...]

More Posts from this Category

In Other News

Knowing Your Competition   by David Broyles SCORE Counselor   Regardless of … [Continue Reading...]

Downtown Rockford was as busy this sidewalk sale week as in past years, despite a heat index of over … [Continue Reading...]

Rockford resident, writer and photographer John Hogan shared this picture with the Squire. The … [Continue Reading...]

David S. Fry

They wrote the book on cottage law—literally Recently, Attorney David S. Fry opened the … [Continue Reading...]

More Posts from this Category

Speak Your Mind

*