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FWC Approves New Freshwater Bass Conservation Measures

FWC Approves New Freshwater Bass Conservation Measures

At its meeting Thursday, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved sweeping changes to streamline bass regulations and increase effectiveness. Commissioners meeting at the Florida Institute of Public Safety near Tallahassee approved implementation of new black bass conservation measures, which will go into effect July 1. Anglers will…


Spotted Bass

MDC Sets New Truman Lake Spotted Bass Length Limit

Warsaw, Mo. – Anglers at Truman Lake will have increased chances to keep spotted bass as part of their creel limit. Beginning March 1, a new regulation will reduce the length limit on spotted bass caught at Truman Lake from 15 inches to 12 inches. Bass population studies by Missouri…


Video Recounts History of First ShareLunker, a Fish Called Ethel

Video Recounts History of First ShareLunker, a Fish Called Ethel

ATHENS—A seven-minute video about the most famous largemouth bass ever caught in Texas is now available for viewing on YouTube. “The Legend of Ethel” tells the story of how a 17.67-pound bass caught in November 1986 became the first fish entered into Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s ShareLunker Program and…


ShareLunker No. 459 from Lake Fork February 12. The fish was 25.75 inches long and 20.5 inches in girth.

13 Steps to Catching a 13-pound Texas Bass

ATHENS—Every year Toyota ShareLunker program coordinator Juan Martinez talks to anglers still excited and shaking from the experience of landing a 13-pound or bigger largemouth bass, and every year almost all the stories are the same: The person never expected to catch a bass that size and was unprepared to…


Prize Money Increased to $60,000 in Arkansas' Hot Springs Fishing Challenge

Prize Money Increased to $60,000 in Arkansas’ Hot Springs Fishing Challenge

HOT SPRINGS – Big Al the Second and his fishy fellows will lurk in Lake Hamilton and Lake Catherine this summer as the Second Annual Hot Springs Fishing Challenge throws more money and more species into the net. The Second Hot Springs Fishing Challenge begins at 6 a.m. on May…


Renovations to the Big Flatty Boating Access Area are complete.

NC: Big Flatty Boating Access Area Renovations Complete

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has completed renovations to the Big Flatty Boating Access Area, and it is now open to the public. The refurbished site, on Big Flatty Creek in Pasquotank County, includes a new ramp, 8-foot by 40-foot floating dock, improved signage and parking, and shoreline stabilization. Big…


Lake Palestine Joins Ranks of ShareLunker Lakes

Lake Palestine Joins Ranks of ShareLunker Lakes

Lake Palestine produced its first Toyota ShareLunker March 2, becoming the sixty-fourth public reservoir in Texas to allow an angler to land a 13-pound or larger largemouth bass. Lindell Booth, Jr., of Chandler was fishing Kickapoo Creek on the upper end of the East Texas reservoir when the 13.14-pound bass…


Falcon, Lake Fork Produce Toyota ShareLunkers in Texas

ATHENS—Perennial big-bass lakes Falcon and Fork each produced a Toyota ShareLunker over the weekend. Falcon started the ball rolling March 16 with a 14.39-pounder, the biggest fish entered into the program so far this season. Gary Wingate of Amarillo caught the fish in 12 feet of water using a plastic…


More Than 116,200 Pounds of Fish Stocked in August Throughout Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Game and Fish Commission crews stocked almost 980,000 fish in Arkansas lakes and rivers during August, according to Mark Oliver, chief of the Fisheries Division. The total stocking of fish weighed more than 116,200 pounds. August stockings: Beaver Lake, Benton and Washington Counties, 30,250 fingerling blue…


Biologists Ask Anglers to Report Tagged Largemouth Bass in Florida

10/29/2009 – Biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Fish and Wildlife Research Institute and the University of Florida need assistance with a statewide largemouth bass research study. This year-long project is an interactive way for the public to help biologists obtain critical information necessary to manage…