KEYSTONE LAKE — Now, that’s a big catch!
The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation announced there’s a new fishing record made in the state and the world. The agency tweeted a world and state-record catch of a 164-pound paddlefish happened on Tuesday.
American paddleﬁsh are a primitive ﬁsh that inhabited North America since the Cretaceous period 65 million years ago. The American Paddleﬁsh inhabits large, slow‐ﬂowing, freshwater rivers such as the Mississippi River and its tributaries. Paddleﬁsh are a long‐lived species.
The catch was made by Kansas-native Grant Rader at Keystone Lake.
We have a new WORLD- and state-record paddlefish that was snagged at Keystone Lake on Tuesday, June 22. The beast weighed 164 pounds! 😱 Congrats to Grant Rader (left) of Wichita, Kan., on his great catch! #FishinOK 🎣 pic.twitter.com/hBlRMv6XjY
— Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (@OKWildlifeDept) June 23, 2021
ODOWC said in order to catch a paddlefish, a…