LDWF Staff Instrumental in Protecting the Resource at the 2012 Bassmaster Classic

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LDWF Staff Instrumental in Protecting the Resource at the 2012 Bassmaster ClassicMarch 12, 2012 – Earlier this year, anglers from across the country converged in Shreveport, La., for the biggest event in tournament fishing, the Bassmaster Classic. The country’s best anglers battled it out during the three-day event on one of the nation’s best bass fisheries, the Red River.

The B.A.S.S. Federation is a conservation-based organization, and one of their primary goals is to have minimal impact on the water bodies that serve as host sites for their tournaments including the Bassmaster Classic. Catch and release fishing is their standard.

Personnel from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries were tasked with handling and transporting all the tournament entries. The bass were placed in specially modified hauling tanks filled with water from the Red River and safely returned home.

This is the third year Department staff have assisted the Classic in properly returning bass to Louisiana waterways and ensuring our department motto: to protect and manage our abundant natural resources.

To view the video news release, please click on the link below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kxrd5rjODA0

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana’s abundant natural resources. For more information, visit us at www.wlf.louisiana.gov on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ldwffb or follow us on Twitter @LDWF.