Additional Information:
Angler Recognition Program Application Form media download(PDF 587.4 KB)

Angler Recognition Program Catch of the Month

Five Award Catch

Cade Childress caught this record-breaking blue catfish on March 2, 2021 in Lake Tawakoni. The fish measured 50.75 inches in length and weighed 72.4 pounds! Cade won five awards for his catch: Jr. State Record, Jr. Waterbody Record, Jr. State Catch & Release Record, Jr. Waterbody Catch & Release Record, and a Big Fish Award.

Congratulations, Cade!

See previous Catches of the Month

One interesting photo will be selected by our staff and showcased on the Angler Recognition Program website each month. Send us a good photograph of the fish and the angler and your catch may be selected!

Submission Guidelines:

For more information, contact:

Inland Fisheries • (512) 389-4444 •
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department • 4200 Smith School Road • Austin, Texas 78744