Muskegon man shatters state record for his 47-pound fish


Holy mackerel! When it comes to Muskegon fisherman Brandonn Kramer, perhaps the phrase "holy 46.54-pound black buffalo" is more fitting.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources took to social media yesterday to congratulate a new record-breaking fisherman. Last month, Kramer broke the state record with his nearly his 47-pound catch while bowfishing (a form of fishing that requires archery equipment) along the Grand River in Ottawa County. The previous record was held by an angler who bagged a 44.54-pound black buffalo on the same river in the same county in 2015.

According to the DNR website, state records pertain only to the weight of the fish, and in order to qualify a DNR fisheries biologist must verify the weight and identification.

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