Bryan DeGoede broke the Michigan state record for black buffalo when he nailed a whopping 37.4 pound specimen on September 5, reports The Detroit Free Press.
DeGoede caught the beast at 11:50 p.m while bowfishing on the Kalamazoo River in Allegan County. The record was verified by Department of Natural Resources fisheries manager for Southwest Michigan, Jay Wesley. Jay’s department has been busy this summer as Bryan’s catch marks the second record breaker this season. Rodney Akey of Niles caught a 49.8-pound, 45.7-inch flathead catfish in the St. Joseph River on May 22.
The previous black buffalo record holder was Brad Nietering of Nunica. Who took a 33.25 pound specimen back in 2004.