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Angler Recognition Program Catches of the Month — 2014

Water Body Record

December 25, 2014

This 64.8-pound, 49-inch blue catfish earned Jackie Kennedy a weight record and a catch-and-release length record for Cedar Creek Reservoir.

Water Body Record

November 7, 2014

Aaron Price caught this 3.25-pound flounder on a rod and reel in the Upper Laguna Madre. The fish measured 18.38 inches.

Water Body Record

October 23, 2014

This 45.25-pound, 39-inch blue catfish, caught by Shaun Cassidy, broke the previous lake record at Fort Parker State Park.

Big Fish Award

September 28, 2014

Calvin Dixon, age 8, baited a hook with shrimp and landed this 25.5-inch red drum in Trinity Bay.

Striped Bass

August 17 , 2014

At 34.8 pounds, 42.5 inches, this fish ranks 33 on the list of Top 50 stripers caught in Texas. Elite Angler Michael Patitucci landed the big fish at Lake Austin.

State Record

July 11, 2014

This 972.72-pound blue marlin beat the previous state record by almost 100 pounds. It was caught by Richard B. Richardson, Jr., fishing in the Bastante John Uhr Memorial Billfish Tournament as a member of the eight-person Legacy Fishing Team. Photo courtesy of Doonan Photography.

Lake Record

June 22, 2014

Matt Clark caught this 36.19-pound blue catfish on a swim bait at Calaveras Lake.
The previous lake record was 31 pounds.

First Fish

May 5 , 2014

Seven-year-old Jaxon Vargas caught and released this 25-inch hybrid striped bass at Lake Conroe.

Junior State Record

April 9, 2014

Amber Walker, age 15, set a new state record with this 97-pound amberjack caught in the Gulf of Mexico. The previous junior record weighed 88.45 pounds.

Junior Water Body Record

March 14, 2014

Logan Jenke, age 8, caught this 8.18-pound channel catfish on a rod & reel at Fayette County Reservoir.

Water Body Record - Toyota ShareLunker 554

February 1, 2014

Casey Laughlin of Rowlett caught this 13.22-pound largemouth bass while fishing in a tournament at Lake Palestine. The big fish became the sixth ShareLunker entry of the 2013-2014 season.

Junior Water Body Record

January 25, 2014

Adam Nowak, age 9, earned a Junior Lake Record with this 2.63-pound white crappie at Eagle Mountain Lake.

See previous catches

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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