Country music star Blake Shelton poses with the spoonbill he caught Monday below Hudson Lake in northeastern Oklahoma.
Oklahoma country music star Blake Shelton caught Monday a 40-pound paddlefish that is the new lake record for Hudson Lake in northeastern Oklahoma, reports The Oklahoman’s Outdoor Guru Ed Godfrey.
Just a few days ago, the state Wildlife Department lowered the miniumum weight requirements for paddlefish lake records from 60 to 40 pounds to increase the opportunities for lake records, according to Ed.
Shelton, who was born and bred in Ada and now lives in Tishomingo, was fishing Monday below Hudson Lake with members of his band and his girlfriend, fellow country star Miranda Lambert. Everyone caught at least one fish, and all of the spoonbills were released.
Shelton and Lambert’s paddlefish adventure likely will be shown on a future episode of “Outdoor Oklahoma,” Ed reports.
I don’t know much about fishing, but Shelton’s catch looks impressive to me.
Shelton and Lambert hope to be reeling in awards instead of fish Sunday night: Both are set to perform at the Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. Lambert is nominated for six awards, while Shelton and buddy Trace Adkins share a nomination for vocal event of the year. The ACM Awards air live at 7 p.m. Sunday on CBS, and fans can follow my live blog of the show here at BAM’s Blog.