Earlier this year an angler snagged a paddlefish that would have broken the world record, but due to catch and release rules that fish could not be certified. So the old record stood, now a new fish has been caught and this time it has been weighed on a certified scale. So it looks like we will have a new world record.
The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife posted on Facebook that James Lukehart caught a paddlefish weighing 146 pounds 11 ounces. That beats the former state record by 3 pounds, 11 ounces, and the world record by 2 pounds.
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.
What is also really cool is that another world record is out there the fish that was caught and released without being certified weighed an unofficial 157 pounds.
Both Fish were snagged in Keystone Lake, so if you are looking to catch a monster there is where you look.