June is Paddlefish Archery season here at Gavins Point. David had two tags (you apply for tags like a deer tag). He was out on opening day and filled both his tags--
David shot both of his fish from shore, he said running along the shore on the rocks trying to slow the fish down and then pull it in was quite the challenge. You can see the rocky shoreline in the first picture.
We checked the record paddlefish size in South Dakota, 127.60 pounds on Lake Sharp. Here is a Youtube link--
This one was caught by "snagging"--casting a big treble hook out--there is a snagging season and an archery season.
~Lori1R in Nebraska~