THREE RIVERS, Mich. — They say there’s plenty of fish in the sea, but Bob Golec believes he’s caught the only golden bass in Portage Lake near Three Rivers.
“Using just a plastic worm, jigging on the weed beds, I caught it, I hooked it, thought, ‘Man, this is a good fish,’” Bob recalls. “[It] jumped out of the water, and all the sudden I see this golden fish. I was like, ‘What the heck?’”
He thought it was diseased, but after a quick Google search, Bob found what he caught wasn’t actually ill but just a really sick catch.
“[I] get on my phone, check it out, and there it is: ‘golden bass,’ one of the rarest fish to be caught.”