Teen catches world record paddlefish in Oklahoma lake

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June 25 (UPI) -- A Kansas teenager fishing in Oklahoma broke a world record when he reeled in a 164-pound paddlefish.

Grant Rader, a Wichita teenager who took a fishing trip to Oklahoma to celebrate his high school graduation, reeled in the massive paddlefish while angling at Keystone Lake, near Tulsa.


The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation said the 164-pound fish is a new world record, taking the title from a 151.9-pound paddlefish reeled in by Corey Watters, of Ochelata, Okla.

Watters heard about his record being broken and stopped by the lake to congratulate Rider in person. The department shared a photo of Mefford holding his fish with Watters and Jeremiah Mefford, the fishing guide who assisted Rader with his catch.

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