Paddlefish

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Paddlefish was in the studio today to talk to Randy and Jessica about life at the new u.school in downtown Springfield while sharing original rock tunes inspired by bands like Dinosaur Jr. and Television.  

Missouri Department of Conservation

Starting in mid-March you’ll be able to try to catch a fish that can weigh well over 100 pounds.  KSMU’s Michele Skalicky has more on paddlefish snagging season.

Paddlefish snagging is a very popular sport, according to Trish Yasger, fisheries management biologist with the Missouri Department of Conservation.

"A lot of people it's kind of--the family has always done it every spring.  It's kind of a rite of spring," she said.

Missouri Department of Conservation

A 33-year-old man from Richwoods, Missouri has broken the state record for the largest fish ever caught.

Andy Belobraydic, III’s family has been celebrating March 21st for about 35 years—it’s his parents’ wedding anniversary.

On Saturday, while angling on Table Rock Lake, he snagged a 140 pound, 9 ounce, Paddlefish. The fish, which was caught on the James River arm of the lake in Stone County, measured 56 ¾ inches in length and had a girth of 43 ¾ inches.