109 Year Old State Record, Finally Falls
A State record that has stood for over 109 years has finally fallen. The record smallmouth bass that was landed by Greg Gasiciel of Rhodes, Michigan. The new record weighing in at a hefty 9.33 lbs and measuring 24.50 inches long, was caught on Hubbard Lake in Alcona County. The previous record held by W.F. Shoemaker was set in 1906 when he caught a smallie that measured 27.25 inches was taken from Long Lake in Cheboygan County.
Michigan has become a destination location for bass anglers with Lake St. Clair leading the charge. Upper Peninsula locations such as the Bays de Noc have seen BASS Elite Series tournament action in 2014. Click the link below for the official word from the MI DNR.
Duran Martinez caught this 6 pounder in the Millicoquin River in Naubinway, MI in 2014, using a Big Basstard Lure from Black Fly Lures. A lure made by Deb Hart's brother, Steve. (This is NOT the State Record fish)