2016 : New State Record Set for Smallmouth Bass

September 11, 2023 all-day

Michigan has a new state record for smallmouth bass.

Robert Bruce Kraemer of Treasure Island, Fla., on Sunday caught a 23.10-inch, 9.98-pounder on the Indian River in Cheboygan County.

The previous state record was set in October 2015, when Greg Gasiciel of Rhodes landed a 9.33-pound, 24.50-inch fish from Hubbard Lake in Alcona County. Prior to Gasiciel’s catch, the smallmouth bass state record had stood since 1906. That fish was a 9.25-pound, 27.25-incher from Long Lake in Cheboygan County.

Michigan fishing state records are recognized by weight only. To qualify, identification must be verified by a DNR fisheries biologist.

For the full article, see James Jahnke, “A new Michigan state record for biggest smallmouth bass!”, Detroit Free Press, September 14, 2016

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