World Record Paddlefish? Maybe in Oklahoma…
By angelamontana

Posted: June 30, 2020

 

Sometimes, while you’re scrolling, you just need to double-take.

Here is an example of one of those double-takes that was posted Sunday, June 28 by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation’s Facebook page.  Meanwhile, in Oklahoma….

Today a possible new world record paddlefish was snagged from Keystone Lake. Weighing 146 pounds 11 ounces, the paddlefish caught by James Lukehart of Edmond beats the world record by more than 2 pounds, and the Oklahoma state record by 3 pounds, 11 ounces. It was certified as Oklahoma’s newest rod-and-reel state-record paddlefish by Paddlefish Research Center and Northeast Region Fisheries staff. This monster fish measured 70.5 inches in length with a 45-inch girth. Under the guidance of ODWC, the fish was released and monitored after taking official measurements.