Presenter: Dave Terre

Commission Agenda Item No. 6
Lake Fork Trophy Bass Survey
May 2005

I. Executive Summary: Staff will update the Commission on the Lake Fork Trophy Bass Survey. This one-of-a-kind survey was established as a cooperative effort between the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, the Lake Fork Area Chamber of Commerce, the Lake Fork Sportsman’s Association and the public. Its purpose is to obtain valuable information on angler-caught trophy-size bass and to help promote fishing opportunities on Lake Fork. Since its inception (March 2003), anglers visiting from 41 different states have provided catch information on more than 4,000 trophy-size bass caught while fishing at Lake Fork. Staff will present survey findings and show how this cooperative survey program has been a “win-win” for area business, largemouth bass anglers, and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.