Paddlefish Research Center

Paddlefish Research Center 61091 E 120 Rd
Miami, OK 74354

Phone: 918-542-9422
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The Paddlefish Research Center, located near Twin Bridges Area at Grand Lake State Park in Miami, is open each spring to process paddlefish for visiting anglers.  Fish for paddlefish in the rivers and lakes of northeast Oklahoma and bring your live paddlefish to the center to get your fish cleaned for free.  The Paddlefish Research Center in return keeps the roe (eggs) that are subsequently processed into caviar.  Funds derived from this program help finance projects such as improved fishing access, paddlefish management, angler education and more.

Anglers must have a valid fishing license and paddlefish permit.  The fish also must be legibly tagged with the angler's paddlefish permit number and must be brought in alive; no dead fish will be accepted.  Once at the processing center, anglers will be given a plastic tag for each fish.  Have your tag available when picking up your fillets, which must be picked up within 24 hours. 

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  • Highway Corridors (within 5 mi.): I-44, US-69

  • On-site Activities: Fishing





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Open in early spring, generally March-April.

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From kevin young on 03/26/12

I think Mr. Keith Green is really nice. He gave me a tour of the facility. He showed me how to rig my line for snagging and told me a good place to go. After the tour of the facility he gave me a Little Debbie's snack cake. He is very knowlegeable and helpful and takes his job seriously.

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