BROKEN BOW, Okla. – An Oklahoma man is now in the record books after catching a monster smallmouth buffalo!
According to the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, Hugh Newman was fishing on Broken Bow Lake recently and caught a smallmouth buffalo on rod and reel using an eight pound test and swimbait.
The fish weighed a whopping 66 pounds and three ounces.
“Not only is this an incredible feat in itself, but it outweighs the previous record by nearly 20 lbs – the largest margin of any Oklahoma state record breaking fish in recent history!” said ODWC officials on Facebook.
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The fish for the previous state record weighed 44 pounds and two ounces and was caught by Marvin Williams in 2007 out of Lake Konawa.