OKLAHOMA (CBSDFW.COM) – A world-record paddlefish has been caught at a lake in Oklahoma.

Cory Watters broke the recent world and state record for a paddlefish with his catch at Keystone Lake, a portion of the Arkansas River west of Tulsa.

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According to the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation Facebook page, the fish measured nearly 6 feet long.

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Angler Watters was fishing with his 9-year-old son, Stetson, when he caught the fish on July 23.

It was soon discovered that officials with Oklahoma State University had banded/tagged the fish in 1997 — when it was about 2-years-old, weighed around 7 pounds and was a little more than two feet long.

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The now much bigger fish was released back into the water and observed swimming away in good shape.