Teen breaks 43-year-old record for largest chinook in Michigan
August 19, 2021
LUDINGTON, Mich. (AP) - Louis Martinez will never have to embellish the proverbial fish story after confirmation that he set a new state record for the largest chinook salmon ever caught in Michigan.
The teenager from Ortonville, Michigan, reeled in the 47.86-pound salmon on Aug. 7, while fishing on a charter boat in Lake Michigan with his mom, sister and stepdad.
The previous record - a Chinook salmon of just over 46 pounds - had stood for 43 years.
The 19-year-old Martinez, on his first fishing expedition for salmon, battled to pull the record-setting fish in for some 30 minutes off...