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State Commission Awards Prizes for Bass Catch and Release


Last updated 10/9/2019 at 4:12pm


Chuck Decker with trophy bass.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's (FWC) TrophyCatch program, now in Season 7, has awarded prizes for the catch and release of more than 9,000 largemouth bass since the program began in 2012. To date, 7,303 Lunker Club, 1,751 Trophy Club, and 66 Hall of Fame fish make up the milestone.

"We want to thank Bass Pro Shops and all of our partners and anglers for their continued commitment to the conservation of Florida's trophy bass fishery," said Jon Fury, FWC's director of the Division of Freshwater Fisheries Management. "The TrophyCatch program is a unique collaboration b...

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