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What is a ShareLunker?

What is a ShareLunker?

The Toyota ShareLunker program is year-round and offers four levels of participation for bass over 8 pounds caught in Texas. Anglers who catch a 13+ pound bass can loan it to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for the ShareLunker selective breeding and stocking program through the end of March.

Why is the ShareLunker program important?

The Toyota ShareLunker Program is one of the most important developments in fisheries management in the last half-century. Anglers who catch largemouth bass weighing 13 pounds or more can loan or donate the fish to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to be used in a selective breeding program.

What does Lunker mean in fishing?

It is in fact, a legitimate word defined by Merriam-Webster Dictionary as: Something large of its kind – used especially of a game fish. For a more fishing specified angle, a lunker is a definite size of a particular fish which is a giant among the giants from that kind of fish. …

What is the Texas state record for largemouth bass?

18.18 pounds
What’s the Biggest Bass Caught in Texas? The biggest largemouth bass ever caught in Texas weighed 18.18 pounds and measured 25.50 inches. The record bass was caught on January 2nd, 1992 by Barry St. Clair.

What is the world record largemouth bass?

22 pounds and 4 ounces
World’s Record & Biggest Largemouth Bass. The world record largemouth bass was caught by George Perry in Montgomery Lake in Georgia in 1932. The world record bass was 22 pounds and 4 ounces. That world record has held up for 8 decades!

When did the ShareLunker program start?

Surpassed the 600th Legacy Class (13+pounds collected for spawning) ShareLunker entered into the program, reaching #608 since the program began in 1986.

What was the name of the first fish used in the ShareLunker program?

“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 went on to become the featured attraction at the original Bass Pro Shops in Springfield, Missouri.

What do you call a big fish?

The terms we use to describe big fish—especially the ones that got away—are fairly limited and predictable. These are lunkers, monsters, giants, whoppers, whales, and the like. Small fish are often personified as small people.

What are some fishing terms?

General Fishing Terms.

  • Bait. Natural attractant added to a hook to catch fish.
  • Blade Bait. A weighted, fish-shaped blade made with a swinging hook and designed for fishing deep.
  • Bait. Natural attractant added to a hook to catch fish.
  • Buzzbait.
  • Casting Spoon.
  • Chumming.
  • Crankbait.
  • Hook.

What’s the biggest bass ever caught?

Official Largemouth World Record: George Perry’s Undefeated Bass. On June 2nd, 1932, George Perry caught the current world record bass out of Lake Montgomery, an oxbow lake off the Ocmulgee River in southern Georgia. The fish (the whopper) weighed 22 pounds, 4 ounces.

What is the biggest largemouth bass caught in 2021?

Jansen’s catch is the 12th Legacy Class largemouth bass to have been landed in 2021. The heaviest was a 16.40-pound bass caught Feb. 19 at O.H. Ivie Lake.

How old is a 10 pound bass?

In a Florida study, 822 trophy bass (10 pounds and up) given to taxidermists showed a mean age of 9.7 years. That’s a growth rate of about a pound a year.