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In Michigan, state-record Chinook salmon tops 47 pounds

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Posing with the new state-record Chinook salmon, caught Aug. 7, are Capt. Bobby Sullivan of Icebreaker Charters; Luis Ricardo Hernandez Martinez, of Ortonville, who caught the fish; Jay Wesley, Lake Michigan Basin coordinator with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources; and Scott Heintzelman, the DNR's Central Lake Michigan Management Unit supervisor.

It also topped 47 inches (47.5) and bested the previous state-record Chinook salmon – 46.06 pounds, 43.5 inches – a mark that had stood since 1978.

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