TAHLEQUAH, OK (KFSM ) — The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (ODWC), says a Tahlequah boy came less than an ounce and a half away from beating a 30-year long bluegill catch record.
13-year-old Joshua Thomas caught the bluegill from a private pond near Tahlequah and almost broke the record.
Joshua’s bluegill weighed in at 2 pounds 5 ounces.
He came very close to beating the current record of 2 pounds 6.4 ounces, which was caught by Tom Shorter in 1987.
ODWC is the state agency responsible for managing fish and wildlife.
For more information on ODWC, visit wildlifedepartment.com.
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