Bowfisherman Brent McGlone of Marysville set a new Ohio record by landing a black buffalo that weighed more than your average five-year-old kid.
McGlone shot the 40.8-pound buffalo in the Ottaway County portion of Lake Erie on October 11 utilizing 150-pound test braided line.
McGlone’s fish measured 40.5 inches long and held a girth of 28.5 inches, according to Fox 19.
The previous state record for buffalo was held by Don Paisley. That fish was taken from Hoover Reservoir on May 14, 1983. It weighed 37 pounds and measured 40.25 inches long.
This record status is nothing new to McGlone. He holds several Ohio bowfishing records for suckers. For perspective, the IGFA all-tackle record for black buffalo is 63 pounds, 6 ounces.
Side Note: Ohio bowfishing records look at weight only.