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Paddlefish fishing Tips in Oklahoma

Paddlefish fishing Tips in Oklahoma

By Bruna Carincotte

May 11, 2018

Read more about Dave Chanda fishing trip in Oklahoma. Dave Chanda is the Vice President, State Agency Engagement at RBFF. 

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In his recent trip to Pryor, Oklahoma Dave Chanda learned how to Paddlefish with the staff from Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation and heard many success stories about how they manage Paddlefish in this state.

Paddlefish are one of the most unique fish in Oklahoma. The Paddlefish Research Center has been established by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation to collect important biological data to manage this species. Anglers can bring their fish to this center, the staff cleans them for free, fillet it and return it in vacuum sealed bags. The research staff then collects information such as the location of catch, sex, weight, length and other essential biological data.

They also collect the eggs which are processed into caviar. Funds drive from the sell of the caviar go right back into Paddlefish management and help ensure the success of this valuable fisheries research in Oklahoma.

Fishing tips on How to Fish Paddlefish:

  1. The fishing technique to catch them is to cast out into the water and allow the hook to sink to the bottom.
  2. Then retrieve the hook in a sweeping motion, hoping to catch a fish.
  3. Slowly reel in the Paddlefish and land the fish into the boat.

If you are planning to go Paddlefish fishing in Oklahoma, get your Oklahoma fishing license online first.
Bruna Carincotte
Bruna Carincotte
Bruna Carincotte brings to RBFF an extensive International experience in marketing, communications and public relations.  Originally from Brazil, and fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and English, Bruna has 13 years of experience in communications, with relevant project management skills developed in Latin America, Europe and North America.
Bruna now oversees public relations and social media strategies, as well as content development for RBFF’s social media channels and it’s Take Me Fishing™ | Vamos a Pescar™ brand campaigns.