Behemoth Burbot

UpperMI roughangler caught this prodigious 'pout and captured a great upgrade to his lifelist photo for the species.


FishNerd's picture

It's so pretty

2017: Total species (44), New species (12)
2018: Total species (95), New species (51)
2019: Total species (115), New species (50)
2020: Total species (63), New species (9)
2021: Total species (67), New species (9)

Mike B's picture

Must've been a fine time. Your jacket is all slimey with giant burbot-ness.

mike b

Fishaholicsanonymous89's picture

Wow, what a monster! Congrats on this big and beautiful burbot!

Margaret Novak

RoughFish's picture

Beautiful fish, congrats.

Reeluppermichiganfisher's picture

i bet your happy we stayed there. And dident move to the outher side of the bay. i told you we would catch one there

Logan R Vertz

SomewhereDownstream's picture

It sort of reminds me of one of those giant goonch catfish that make occasional appearances on television.


UpperMi roughangler's picture

Thank you all. I am still very happy I caught this burbot. I’ve been wanting a good one for awhile.

Moose439's picture

What a slob! Great catch man, congrats.

RoughFish's picture

Ling King Award!

Eric Kol's picture

excellent fish.

Carpy Diem!

Gary's picture

Good god that thing is amazing!!

Do not meddle in the affairs of BAGMAN, for thou art crunchy and good with Old Bay seasoning...


zippyFX's picture

Gack! Did you get a weight on that beast!?

UpperMi roughangler's picture

Unfortunately, I did not get a weight. We decided to release her because of how big she was. She was 34 inches with a larger than average girth, if that says anything. I know close to nothing about estimating burbot weight just from their length, etc.

Reeluppermichiganfisher's picture

It felt about 10 ponds. It was a big one. I was extremely surprised it was that big. Biggest iv seen out of my bay in 2 years.

Logan R Vertz