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Fish lands man new state record

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Talk about a fish tale.

Michigan’s state record for smallmouth bass was broken this month after an angler landed a 9.98-pound, 23.10-inch smallmouth.

Robert Kraemer of Treasure Island, Florida, was fishing the Indian River in Cheboygan County earlier this month when he landed the monster.

“I usually spend June through the end of September up here at the cottage,” Kraemer said. “I’ve got some great fish stories and some nice fish, but nothing like this.”

The record was verified by Tim Cwalinski, a Michigan Department of Natural Resources fisheries biologist in Gaylord.

The previous state record for smallmouth bass was set in October 2015 when Greg Gasiciel of Rhodes, Michigan, landed a 9.33-pound, 24.50-inch fish from Hubbard Lake in Alcona County.

For other state-record catches, click here.

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