From the Arkansas Game And Fish:
Robert Murphy of Fayetteville, AR, recently landed this 102-lb Paddlefish (spoonbill) on the Upper White River near Goshen, AR. Robert was fishing for Walleye in his kayak when he accidentally snagged the large zooplankton-eating fish. After a battle that lasted over an hour, Robert was finally able to land the prehistoric river monster.
Paddlefish congregate in the river-like sections of southern Beaver Lake during spring. Although short of the 118-lb 9-oz state record caught on Beaver Lake in 2020, we congratulate Robert on his remarkable catch.