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East Texas Man Catches a Monster Fish + Donates It

Texas Parks & Wildlife
Texas Parks & Wildlife

If you caught a huge fish, would you eat it? Stuff it and put it on the wall?

One Texas man is donating it to a program that is helping to create more huge fish. Here’s the story.

Anyone who catches a largemouth bass that weighs 13 pounds or more can donate it to the Sharelunker Program with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department — a breeding program that aims to keep cranking out the big fish.

Just like dads over six feet tall have a good chance of producing tall offspring, a 13-pound fish can spawn the heavy little Nemos that anglers love.

Ray Euper, of Lufkin, is the first person in Texas to catch a Sharelunker Bass this season. He told KTRE it took him about 10 minutes to reel in, and it weighed 13.2 pounds.

He caught his largemouth bass Monday at Sam Rayburn.

The Sharelunker Bass program is taking 13-pound and above entries between now and April 30 of next year, so there’s still plenty of time for you to haul in that trophy catch.

This weekend will be partly sunny and in the 60s, with a shower here and there. See you on the lake.

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