Even the Largemouth Bass Are Bigger in Texas

Even the Largemouth Bass Are Bigger in Texas
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This has been an exceptional year for bass spawning for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD) Toyota ShareLunker Program. The goal of the ShareLunker is to stock genetically superior bass to produce more trophy largemouths for Texas anglers.

The 2021 selective-breeding program spawned 18 largemouths weighing 13 pounds or more, producing nearly 272,000 fingerlings destined to fill Texas public waters with the most superior bass available.

“We are thrilled with the number of ShareLunker offspring produced this year, and we couldn’t have done it without the anglers who generously loaned us their 13-pound and larger bass for our selective-breeding program,” Kyle Brookshear, program manager, told the Panola Watchman newspaper in Carthage, Texas.

Ten lakes producing Legacy Class ShareLunkers (O.H. Ivie, Sam Rayburn, Conroe, Austin, Travis, Palestine, Coleman City, Fork, Eagle Mountain, and Lake Tyler) this season received 271,872…

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