There was an internet story going around that a Canadian tourist and his friend from Illinois caught a 3,000 pound shark in the waters of Lake Michigan.

The story was first written on the satirical website worldnewsdailyreport.com, which spread the story which got international coverage. You can read the full fake story here and yes it very funny and to any Michigander you can tell it is a fake.

The story was eventually called out by snopes.com, who and MLive has the full story calling out all of the fake things in the story.