Three Texas fishermen reel in monster bass on the same day. Each of the giant fish weighed more than 13 pounds.
Three anglers reeled in huge largemouth bass on different lakes in Texas on the same day this week. Per the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Toyota ShareLunker Program, three “Legacy Class ShareLunkers” were caught in different regions of the state on Monday.
To qualify for the distinction, anglers must reel in any largemouth bass weighing at least 13 pounds and loan it to the TPWD during the spawning period between Jan. 1 and March 31. Doing so supports the state agency’s selective breeding program and earns anglers recognition as a member of the Lunker Legacy Class, according to the program’s website.
The first of the exceptionally large fish was a 13.82-pounder caught by Alec Morrison on the 114,500-acre Sam Rayburn Reservoir., which is located north of the small town of Jasper in East Texas. The second “Legacy Lunker” was a 13.87-pound bass boated by angler Aaron Suess from the popular O.H. Ivie Lake near San Angelo. Last year, the lake was ranked the top spot in the nation to fish for bass.
Finally, the third was a massive bass weighing 13.5 pounds that was reeled in by Ben Milliken. Milliken, who did not disclose where he hooked the giant fish, said it was his fifth ShareLunker in the last 18 months. Read more here