It's big and ugly - and a record.
At 37-and-a-half pounds and just over 39 inches long, the Black Buffalo sucker Bryan DeGoede shot with an arrow in the Kalamazoo River in Allegan is the heaviest taken from state waters.
MLive.com reports (http://bit.ly/QwOsOk ) Monday that DeGoede caught the game fish just before midnight on Sept. 5 below the Allegan Dam in West Michigan.
The fish bested the previous record set May 19, 2004 on the Grand River in Ottawa County.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources qualifies state records by weight only.