Photo: Jason Schooley Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
A resident of the U.S. state of Oklahoma caught a large paddlefish and set a world record, according to the newspaper The Oklahoman.
James Louchart (James Lukehart) managed to pull paddlefish length of 179 cm and a weight of 66.5 kg while fishing on lake Keystone. He took her to the shore and 45 minutes was holding the rope under water until representatives of the Department of wildlife conservation in the state. After measuring the big fish were released.
“We came here this morning and joked that now put the record state, — says the fisherman. — I had no idea that there is a fish that draws on a world record”. Before the largest paddlefish in the world was considered to be the individual caught in the U.S. state of Kansas. She weighed 1.67 pounds less than the paddlefish of Lockhart.
The paddlefish is a species of freshwater ray-finned fish. They live in reservoirs of the Eastern United States. Have paddle-shaped rostrum shape, constituting about a third of the entire length of the body. Vislonosy are considered vulnerable species.
In February it was reported that in the lake Keystone was caught paddlefish that weighed 71 pounds. Because of the peculiarities of the laws of Oklahoma had to let her go. The fish weight was not registered officially.
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