Additional Information:
Angler Recognition Program Application Form media download(PDF 671.4 KB)

Angler Recognition Program Catches of the Month — 2012

Outstanding Angler Award

December 9, 2012

Tim Kapp of San Antonio caught this largemouth bass on a fly rod on the Guadalupe River near New Braunfels.

Junior State Catch & Release Record

November 18, 2012

Rebecca Cox, age 11, caught this 12.5-inch redear sunfish on a nightcrawler at Lake Dunlap.

State Record

October 22, 2012

Shawn Ahl of Highland Branch, Colorado, set a new state record with this 37.6-pound marbled grouper from the Gulf of Mexico.

Catch and Release Lake Record

September 3, 2012

Gary Lackey of Liverpool, Texas landed this 40" red drum at Sabine Lake, using a ladyfish for bait.

Catch and Release Lake Record

August 11, 2012

Paul Notestine of Universal City caught this 22" largemouth bass using a finesse worm in Converse North Park City Lake.

Big Fish Award

July 21, 2012

Ramon Barron Jr. received his fifth Big Fish Award for this 21.25-inch ladyfish caught in the Gulf of Mexico off Padre Island National Seashore. The catch qualified Ramon for the coveted Saltwater Elite Angler Award.

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:

Ron Smith–Inland Fisheries • (512) 389-8302 •
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department • 4200 Smith School Road • Austin, Texas 78744

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