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See the Record-Setting Fish a Michigan Man Caught


"Based on the size of this fish, it found its way to Gun Lake several years ago."

The new record-setting freshwater drum in Michigan. (Image source: DNR)

It might not seem like a 28-pound fish should be setting any records, but it is among other reported freshwater drum in Michigan.

The state Department of Natural Resources announced Tuesday that Mark Leep of Middleville, Michigan, caught a 28.61-pound freshwater drum that measured 34.02 inches in January while spearing on Gun Lake. The previous record holder in the state was 26 pounds.

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