Here is just one example of one of the 13-plus pound bass donated this season. Gary Wingate of Amarillo donated this 14.39-pound largemouth, which he caught from Falcon Reservoir, to Texas’ ShareLunker program.

The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center, located in Athens, is the headquarters for the Toyota ShareLunker Program, which encourages anglers who have caught 13-pound-plus largemouth bass to lend or donate the fish to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for spawning purposes.

Here are the fish that were donated this season, which runs annually from Oct. 1 to April 30.

011-2012 ShareLunker Entries (13)
DateAngler NameHome TownWeightLengthGirthWater BodyPhoto & Details
12/27/2011Andrew WatsonHighland Village, TX13.5125.521.25Lake ForkWatson’s fish
12/28/2011Jason BrudnickiSalt Lake City, UT13.3626.2521FalconBrudnicki’s fish
01/29/2012Brett KetchumAustin, TX1325.7520.25AustinKetchum’s fish
02/11/2012Wesley HaydenRound Rock, TX13.222621.25AustinHayden’s fish
02/14/2012Landon GlassJarrell, TX13.0325.7521.75AustinGlass’s fish
02/25/2012Ryan PinkstonCenter, TX14.2Toledo BendPinkston’s fish
03/03/2012Stan LawingPoetry, TX13.062521Ray RobertsLawing’s fish
03/16/2012Gary WingateAmarillo, TX14.3926.520.75FalconWingate’s fish
03/18/2012Michael JustusGarland, TX13.125.7521Lake ForkJustus’s fish
03/21/2012Corey JohnsonCedar Park, TX13.1826.520AustinJohnson’s fish
03/21/2012Charles WhitedSan Marcos, TX13.5926.1320AustinWhited’s fish
03/25/2012Stacy BrookingsMidland, TX13.2226.520O. H. IvieBrookings’s fish
04/06/2012Kyle JohnsonAbilene, TX13.3627.520O. H. IvieJohnson’s fish

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