This is one big buffalo fish.
Derek Larson, of Mandan, North Dakota was stalking fish with his bow on Heart Butte reservoir. Little is known about this giant fish, but there are a few details. For example, Larson brought it to game and fish department for certification, knowing it was a big fish. This buffalo fish was so big, the state actually came out and said this is the biggest fish ever weighed in the state that isn't a paddlefish or sturgeon.
The previous state record buffalo fish taken by bow weighed in at 54 pounds even. According to the report, that fish was taken by Keith Huschka back in 2011 from the Heart River. The Larson fish weighed in at 57 pounds, 8 ounces, and measured out to an incredible 45 inches long. It goes without saying this new fish will be official in no time and take the top spot.
Granted this is one big fish, however, it still has a long way to go to claim the biggest buffalo fish ever taken. That fish belongs to Delbert Sisk from Louisiana with an unbelievable 70 pound monster.