State-record paddlefish captured on Keystone Reservoir by Oklahoma research center

Northeast Region Fisheries Technician Eric Brennan and Streams Biologist Tony Rodger hold the 135-pound paddlefish (Courtesy of Northeast Fisheries Supervisor Josh Johnston)

The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation and the Paddlefish Research Center were out on the Keystone Reservoir when they captured a 135-pound paddlefish in a gill net.

The PRC conducts winter surveys on different reservoirs to collect data and tag the paddlefish.

The surveys on the Keystone Reservoir were done under the direction of Senior Fisheries Biologist Jason Schooley and Fisheries Biologist Adam Geik, who both work at the PRC.

The paddlefish caught holds the new state record in Oklahoma. It was released unharmed.

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