Angler's muskie from Lake Bellaire breaks world record
DNR: Michigan angler's muskellunge caught on Lake Bellaire in Antrim County takes world record
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says a muskellunge caught in Antrim County has been listed as a world-record fish.
Joseph Seeberger of Portage landed the fish Oct. 13 on Lake Bellaire, about 25 miles northeast of Traverse City.
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The muskie weighed 58 pounds, measured 59 inches long and had a girth of 29 inches.
The DNR earlier said that the fish had the state record based on weight.
This week, the DNR said the catch has been listed as a world record by the International Committee of the Modern Day Muskellunge World Record Program.
The committee is a group of muskellunge scientists, industry leaders, anglers and others who track records.
Seeberger told the DNR he was bass fishing with a minnow when he caught the giant muskie. He says it took two hours and the help of two friends to reel the catch in.
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