13-Year-Old Falls an Ounce Short of State Bluegill Record.

The first fish I ever caught was a bluegill and since then I catch them any chance I get. Not only are they great tasting but pound for pound one of the best fighting fish out there which makes them a ton of fun to catch.

Oklahoma teen, Joshua Thomas, was fishing for the little guys in a private pond when a beast got a hold of the line and he reeled in a true monster and a fish of a lifetime.

According to a Facebook post from the Oklahoman Department of Wildlife Joshua’s fish would fall just short of the State record by about an ounce and a half.

A near-record bluegill was caught by 13-year-old Joshua Thomas from a private pond near Tahlequah. Weighing 2lbs 5oz, this bluegill almost beat the current record of 2lbs 6.4oz caught by Tom Shorter in 1987!

A near record bluegill was caught by 13 year-old Joshua Thomas from a private pond near Tahlequah. Weighing 2lbs 5oz, this bluegill almost beat the current record of 2lbs 6.4oz caught by Tom Shorter in 1987!

Posted by Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (ODWC) on Thursday, August 6, 2020

Congratulations, Joshua on the fish of a lifetime.