The New Oklahoma Lake Record Fish Program is really taking off and each week brings new records all over the state:
* A 23.2lb. striped bass hybrid from Lake Canton (barely missed the state record)
* A 43lb. blue cat from Grand Lake O' the Cherokees
* A 6.7lb. largemouth bass from Grand Lake O' the Cherokees
* A 6.6lb. smallmouth bass from Lake Skiatook
* An 8.0lb. walleye/saugeye from Lake Skiatook
* A 9.128lb. spotted gar from Lake of the Arbuckles
* A 2.8 lb. crappie at Lake Texoma
* A 2.3 lb. crappie at Lake Thunderbird
So what are you waiting for? Get out there and get your name in the record book.
Lakes included in the program include Arbuckle, Broken Bow,
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 are detailed on the Wildlife Department’s Web site at www.wildlifedepartment.com.
Anglers who catch a potential record from a participating lake should contact designated business locations around the lake that are enrolled as lake record keepers.
Once it has been determined that an angler has landed a record fish, the media is notified and the public will be able to view information about the catch on the Wildlife Department’s Web site at www.wildlifedepartment.com.