World and state-record paddlefish caught at Keystone Lake

World and state-record paddlefish caught at Keystone Lake
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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.

ODOWC said in order to catch a paddlefish, a…

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