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TPWD Proposing Changes to Bass and Catfish Fishing Regulations; Drum and Amberjack Size Limits

AUSTIN —Fisheries staff with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department are considering proposals to adjust bass and catfish fishing regulations in specific waters and areas, move saugeye under walleye harvest regulations, and clarify length limits on black drum and amberjack and rules prohibiting snagging of fish with pole-and-line. The proposed…


Toyota ShareLunker 559 from a private lake in Zapata County February 19. The fish weighed 14.30 pounds.

Private Lake Produces Toyota ShareLunker #559

Blair Schwarz of McAllen caught Toyota ShareLunker 559 from a private lake in Zapata County on February 19. The fish weighed 14.30 pounds and was caught on a Jackall ASKA squarebill crankbait in about six feet of water. Length and girth were unavailable at the time of writing. The fish…


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…


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NBC Sports Network to Broadcast Toyota Texas Bass Classic Nationwide Nov. 11

ATHENS—More than 75 million homes will be able to watch this year’s Toyota Texas Bass Classic (TTBC) when it airs on NBC Sports Network November 11. Considered the world championship of bass fishing, the TTBC event was held in Conroe September 28-30 and featured three days of country music and…


Babying Big Bass – How You Handle a Lunker Impacts Its Chances of Survival

ATHENS, Texas—One of the biggest factors that influences the survival of fish entered into the ShareLunker program is how those fish are handled and cared for prior to being picked up by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) employees. ShareLunker handling and care tips on the TPWD web site emphasize…


Budweiser ShareLunker Season Off to Early Start

ATHENS, Texas-John True of Dallas kicked off the 2008-2009 Budweiser ShareLunker season October 3 with a 13.38-pound largemouth bass from a private lake in Rusk County. True was fishing with his three-year-old son, Jack, when the fish took a Senko in 10 feet of water. The fish was 26.75 inches…