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10 Biggest Fish Caught in Michigan [PICS]

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Sometimes, size does matter, especially when it comes to fishing.

The waters in Michigan have produced some monster fish, as the 10 biggest fish on record show.

1. 193-pound Lake Sturgeon

Caught in 1974 on Mullett Lake in Cheboygan County.

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2.61.5-pound Lake Trout

Caught in 1997 on Lake Superior.

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3. 61.5-pound Carp

Caught in 1974 on Wolf Lake in Jackson, County. Actual fish not pictured...


4. 58-pound Great Lakes Muskellunge

Caught in 2012 on Lake Bellaire in Antrim, County.


5. 52-pound Flathead Catfish

Caught in 2014 on Barron Lake in Cass County.


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6.51.19-pound Tiger Musky

Caught in 1919 on Lac Vieux Desert in Gogebic County.

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Big Fish Tackle

7. 49.75-pound Northern Muskellunge

Caught in 2000 on Thornapple Lake in Barry County. Not actual fish pictured...

Wikimedia (not actual fish)

8. 46.06-pound Chinook Salmon

Caught in 1978 on the Grand River in Kent County. Not actual fish pictured.

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9. 41.45-pound Brown Trout

Caught in 2009 on the Manistee River in Manistee County.


10. 41.25-pound Black Buffalo

Caught in 2014 on Bear Lake in Muskegon County.

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Josh Teunis/Mlive

Fishing in Michigan can be amazing and there is your proof. Maybe you can make this list one day.

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10 Biggest Fish Caught in Michigan [PICS]