Man Reels In Giant Goldfish

DETROIT, Mich. -A man in the Motor City recently reeled in a one-of-a-kind catch.

While fishing on Lake Saint Clair last Friday, he caught a large goldfish.

“Basically, I was doing what I always do, trying to catch perch and I thought I had a big perch on. Um…definitely not a perch,” said Mike Martin, “I’ve been fishing this lake for 20 years, first one I’ve ever caught. I called my dad the second it came out of the hole. I didn’t know what to do with it…asked him what I should do with it. I’ve never caught a goldfish. What do you do with a goldfish?”

Martin believes the 3 pound, 15- inch fish was originally someone’s pet before being turned loose in the lake.

He’s now planning to mount the catch on his wall.


16 Comments to “Man Reels In Giant Goldfish”

    anon said:
    January 16, 2013 at 9:07 PM

    wonder if that is the one that swam all the way from grand rapids

    Lauren said:
    January 16, 2013 at 9:17 PM

    I let one of those go in that lake back in 1999 I wonder if its mine :)

    Carrie said:
    January 16, 2013 at 9:29 PM

    What a jerk. I can't believe he killed it

      Louie said:
      February 28, 2013 at 3:57 PM

      I ate 3 lbs of goldfish in college. ALL LIVE. 1 at a time. I'm just thinking, "Where is the tartar sauce?"

    Donnie said:
    January 16, 2013 at 9:35 PM

    There is no doubt in my mind that I would mount that thing!!!

    guest said:
    January 17, 2013 at 4:42 AM

    Mounting it sounds all wrong, how would it fit and where would you put it? silly humans

    MikeMartin87 said:
    January 17, 2013 at 6:42 AM

    James said:
    January 17, 2013 at 12:17 PM

    He needs to make sure that it isn't an invasive species. There are golden carp at Cedar Point that look a bit different than that. Please check with the DNR before you do anything with it!!!!

      Ed Mroz said:
      January 17, 2013 at 1:13 PM

      James, it is an ivvasive species, that's why it did not go back into the lake. I think it's pretty safe that it will not cause anymore environmental problems in Lake St. Clair seeing it's been in his freezer for a few days now.

    Jimbob said:
    January 17, 2013 at 11:11 PM

    I would inform the DNR about this abnormal catch.

    George said:
    January 18, 2013 at 8:10 AM

    I have caught hundreds of them that big in Dean lake.

    top dvd burning soft said:
    February 28, 2013 at 8:26 AM

    Lol, she's big) She able to make your wishes true, but not now :(

    jamesglick said:
    April 8, 2013 at 2:48 PM

    how unreal that ANYONE would lbe callous enough to kill this creature. There are a million people lthat would have just put it in a large fish tank. What a fool. Sad.

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