TORCH LAKE (WKZO) -- For the Third time this year, a Kalamazoo area Fisherman has landed a record catch. Last weekend Joseph Seeberger of Portage caught a 58-pound Great Lakes Muskie beating the previous record by 8 pounds.
The 59-inch fish took Seeberger and two friends nearly two hours to land, partly because they couldn’t figure out how to get it into the boat. They ended up using a rope to lasso it and just wrestled it on board.
The 41 year old Seeberger thinks it may be a world record caught on an 8-pound test line and plans to apply for that record.
The big fish is at the taxidermist, being preserved for posterity.
Just last month, Bryan DeGoede of Kalamazoo caught a 37-pound Black Buffalo Fish which set a new record.
Back on May 22nd, Rodney Akey of Niles landed a 48.9 pound flathead catfish in the St. Joseph River in Berrien County. It was also the largest ever caught in Michigan.