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WOW!!!!!!

WHAT ARE YOU GUYS FEEDING YOUR BASS I TEXAS?????????????

WHAT A BEAUTIFUL FISH.

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Hey Matt_Fly. When I had my old fishing resort on the South Fork of the Spring River the beetle was not only the best selling lure but caught the biggest variety of fish from bream to largemouth. I doubt he was targeting a lunker but put the beetlespin in front of a hungry lunker and it looked eatable. :)

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I am starting to believe the old saying that things grow bigger in Texas!!!!

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Thats what I said on another post........ ;)

btw, our current state record LM was caught by a crappie fisherman and the current state record crappie was caught by a guy bass fishing.

An update.....They keep on coming....

:o 2 of the fish had already spawned!  :o

:o One on a beetle spin  :o

I am neither of these fisher(persons).  :'(

TPWD News Release

Four Fish in Three Days from Four Lakes

ATHENS, TexasFriday afternoon David Utz of Lovelady did what no other angler in the 20-year history of the Budweiser ShareLunker program has done: Caught 13-pound-plus fish on back-to-back days.

About 6:00 p.m. March 3 Utz pulled a 13.03-pound bass from Lake Ratcliff in the Davy Crockett National Forest, the day after he caught a 13.65-pounder from the same lake. His entries became numbers 402 and 403. Utz was using a jig and pig in 5 feet of water. The fish was 25.25 inches long and 20.75 inches around.

Three other ShareLunkers were caught over the weekend. Dr. Mark Smith of Allen caught number 404 from Lake Fork Saturday. The 14.09-pound fish was 24.75 inches long and 21 inches in girth.

Later that same day Tanya Sorter of Hemphill reeled in Budweiser ShareLunker number 405, a 14.25-pounder from Toledo Bend Reservoir. Her fish was 25.75 inches long and 22 inches in girth and was caught on a Rattlin' Rapala.

Both the Smith and Sorter fish had already spawned.

Sunday morning Trey McCollum of Nacogdoches caught a 13.13-pound bass from San Augustine City Lake, a 200-acre impoundment stocked with Florida largemouth bass in 1979, 1980 and 1992. McCollum was fishing with a Beetle Spin. His fish was 26 inches long and 20.5 inches around, and like the other three was in water between 3 and 5 feet deep.

One anglerJim Gorehad two entries into the program on the same day, but one of those entries was a 6.5-pound male, the only fish of that gender ever entered into the program. It was the largest male largemouth bass Budweiser ShareLunker program manager David Campbell had ever seen, and he wanted that fish's genes incorporated into the ShareLunker breeding program.

The total number of entries for the current season now stands at 15, with nearly two full months left.

Anglers legally catching a 13-pound or bigger largemouth bass in Texas waters may enter it into the ShareLunker program by calling David Campbell at (903) 681-0550 or by paging him at (888) 784-0600.

For information on the Budweiser ShareLunker program, including current and previous season records, go to http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/visitorcenters/tffc/budsharelunker/

The Budweiser ShareLunker program is made possible through support from Anheuser-Busch, Inc. Since 1991, Anheuser-Busch, in partnership with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation, has contributed millions of dollars in funding to support conservation causes and fishing, hunting and outdoor recreation programs in Texas.

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What a hog!  I'm surprised that the beettle spin hook would hold a fish that big. There must have been a lot of angling skill involved. Thanks for the post.

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I have made comments on other threads about using in-line spinners, althought the beetlespin is not an inline spinner, its small and versitale.    I always had good luck on the yellow/red spots.    I guess size doesn't matter all the time.   LOL

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That is a nice fish wish I could hook into one of them here in Ne.  I have caught both what use to be my pb at 7 lbs 10 oz. and another 5 pounder both on the beetle spin.

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I may be mistaken, but don't they make some pretty big beetle spins?? Maybe upwards of 4 inches or so?  When you think about it, it would be no different than using a rocket shad, or 1/4 ounce spinner bait.  Either way, i wish South Dakota had bass that big, haha.  Maybe i'll make a trip to Tx. someday.

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:o :o Are you sure there is no trout stocking program in Texas??  ;)  If not there should be because those suckers could challenge the WR, IMO.

Bass food dude...all you guys need is a little high protein bass food.  ;D

Thanks for sharing. I'm in awe...

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Are you sure there is no trout stocking program in Texas??

We do have a trout stocking program. Its just not intended for bass dinners. :(

But I might have to start fishing the waters down river from the stockings. ;) 8-)

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WOW!!!!!!

WHAT ARE YOU GUYS FEEDING YOUR BASS I TEXAS?????????????

WHAT A BEAUTIFUL FISH.

From the looks of that fish, they must be feeding the bass small children, dogs, S10 pickups and just about anything else it wants.   :o

I wish our fish got that big up here. Our state record is only 13-6 or 13-7 and it was caught the year I was born (I will be 30 in 5 days).

JT Bagwell

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Please take a number and be seated, you'll will called on when the next available spot opens up.    NOW SERVING 22,888,043.

Hookem

matt

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