Monday, August 04, 2008

New Lake Thunderbird Fishing Records

Lake Thunderbird Oklahoma bass fishing records
Two new lake record fish were caught recently at Lake Thunderbird, one largemouth bass weighing in at eight pounds, and the other a three-pound white bass.

Randall Farley of Norman Oklahoma, caught a largemouth bass on June 13 while crappie fishing. It measured 23.5 inches in length, 17 inches in girth and weighed 8 pounds.

David Belvin also from Norman Oklahoma, set the white bass record using a soft plastic lure. The bass was 18.25 inches in length, 13 inches in girth and weighed 3 pounds.

Other than Thunderbird, lakes included in the program include Arbuckle, Broken Bow, Canton, Eufaula, Fort Cobb, Grand, Kaw, Keystone, Sardis, Skiatook, Tenkiller and Texoma.

Species eligible for spots in the lake records book include blue, channel and flathead catfish and largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass in addition to crappie, paddlefish, striped bass, striped bass hybrids, sunfish (combined) walleye/saugeye and white bass. Minimum weights are set for each species and are listed here.

Anglers who catch a potential record from a participating lake should contact designated businesses around the lake that are enrolled as lake record keepers. A listing of official lake record keepers is available here.

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