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100 lb paddlefish in Grand Lake


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Report of a giant paddlefish or spoonbill caught in Oklahoma. Over 100 lbs, that's  a big fish.

https://www.fieldandstream.com/fishing/oklahoma-anglers-catch-giant-paddlefish/?amp=#amp_tf=From %1%24s&aoh=16473389421490&csi=0&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com

I haven't snagged one but I know that @Seth targets paddlefish. What's the largest paddlefish caught by an OAF member? 

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Funny they reported that one. Only because I know others have been caught that big out of Grand and not long ago. I think Rusty was guiding him so he did a write up for him? Either it is a huge fish and there are more in there like that I'm sure. 

"you can always beat the keeper, but you can never beat the post"

There are only three things in life that are certain : death, taxes, and the wind blowing at Capps Creek!

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I've trying snagging a couple of times and that was only from the bank. I got bored with it. That and it seemed like a LOT of work for maybe one fish. I think I got tired and gave up the second time!  lol

"you can always beat the keeper, but you can never beat the post"

There are only three things in life that are certain : death, taxes, and the wind blowing at Capps Creek!

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On 3/16/2022 at 12:33 AM, fishinwrench said:

I only went snagging twice, and I'm not even interested in it anymore, but I got a 101 on my first trip out.    Only had the rod in my hands for 10-15 minutes.    No fight at all.....it was just like dragging in a big piece of driftwood.  🙄

Photos or it didn't happen 😉!

I have eaten paddlefish and it's decent enough to keep one. I just want to catch one myself since they are in my mind a pretty cool species. Closest I came were my buddy's catches while he and I fished LOZ together a few years back. The large one went over 70 lbs. I don't recall what his other keeper weighed. I snagged a 5 lb blue cat (not photo so maybe I imagined it 😅) and bumped a few paddlefish.

Jamie sm paddlefish (1) - LOZ 02Apr17.JPG

Jamie Lrg paddlefish (3) - LOZ 02Apr17.JPG

Jamie med paddlefish (2) - LOZ 02Apr17.JPG

Yeah he outfishes me on musky as well 😅

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I've done it from the boat up James river years ago. Interesting to go out at midnight opening night for a first timer. 

Last year I did it in the tailwaters below Beaver dam from the bank with floodgates open. 

If I cared and had my choice from the bank at the tailwaters is far more fun. 

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