Paddlefish (or Spoonbill), dating back to the Jurassic period, populations are increasing in Oklahoma. You will find paddlefish in the Arkansas, Grand, and Neosho river systems. They regularly weigh over 50 pounds and are measured in feet. Since they feed on plankton, they will not bite a lure. They are caught by snagging with large treble hooks, and then you better hang on. The best time to catch a paddlefish is during the spawn run. Checkout the Wildlife Department for more information, regulations, or to obtain a permit for Paddlefish angling.
Check out our list of Oklahoma Paddlefish fishing spots below. If you have any pictures of Oklahoma Paddlefish or Spoonbill and would like to post them, you can upload them in our members area here: Fishing Pictures. We would love to see them! Here are some of the Oklahoma Paddlefish Pictures that people have uploaded. Here is one of Blake Shelton holding a paddlefish , and here is one of Miranda Lambert holding the paddlefish that she caught.
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