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[ Media Contact: TPWD News, news@tpwd.texas.gov, 512-389-8030 ] [LH]
April 13, 2009
Choke Canyon ShareLunker Breaks Drought
ATHENS, Texas -- The dry spell is over.
Three weeks passed during the height of the big bass season without a single entry into the ShareLunker program, but that ended April 9 when Dennis Segner of Fredericksburg caught a 13.17-pound largemouth from Choke Canyon Reservoir.
Segner's fish became the 16th entry into the program during the current season and is the fifth fish to come from Choke Canyon this season.
Lakes Fork and Conroe have each contributed four fish for the year.
Segner caught his fish in eight feet of water; type of lure was not reported. The fish was 25.75 inches long and 20.5 inches in girth. It was held for pickup at the Calliham Store, an official ShareLunker weigh and holding site.
The ShareLunker season runs through April 30. Anyone legally catching a 13-pound or bigger largemouth bass in Texas waters can enter it into the program by calling David Campbell at (903) 681-0550 or paging him at (888) 784-0600 and leaving a number including area code.