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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.

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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

    FB.com/MikeMartinOutdoors

    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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