The burbot fishing report in Indiana has been damaged for a 3rd time in lower than a month.
Phillip Duracz of Chesterton, a city in Porter County, caught an 11.4-pound burbot from Lake Michigan on Tuesday, Jan. 10, in line with a press launch issued by the Indiana Division of Pure Assets.
The record-breaking catch was reeled in from the identical physique of water the place Scott Skafar, an angler from Valparaiso, Indiana, caught two burbots (10.2 kilos and almost 9.7 kilos) on Dec. 30, 2022, that broke the state’s 32-year-old report.
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Data from the Indiana Division of Pure Assets present the state’s record-setting burbot from 1990 weighed 7 kilos and 11 ounces.
“The current heat climate coupled with mild winds has offered wonderful alternatives for anglers to fish Lake Michigan at a time they’re often unable to securely entry the lake,” Ben Dickinson, a fisheries analysis biologist at Lake Michigan, mentioned in an announcement.
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Fox Information Digital beforehand reported that burbots are bottom-dwelling fish that swim as much as Lake Michigan’s floor between the months of November and April when temperatures are chilly.
Burbots are suitable for eating and have “agency, white flesh and a big liver, just like cod,” in line with the Indiana Division of Pure Assets.
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The 11.4-pound burbot isn’t the one state fishing report Duracz has achieved, the wildlife company reported.
Duracz additionally holds the Indiana state fishing report for lake whitefish, which he achieved on Lake Michigan in March 2021. The fish weighed 9.34 kilos, in line with the Indiana Division of Pure Assets.
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