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Toyota ShareLunker Entries 2001-2002


A Record Setting Day on Lake Fork
3 ShareLunkers Same Day

ShareLunker #335 - 03/22/2002- Richard Scharninghauser
ShareLunker #336 - 03/22/2002 - Jim Harrell
ShareLunker #337 - 03/22/2002 - Johnny Six
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These fish confirm Lake Fork is still the top trophy bass producing lake in Texas. This is the first time in ShareLunker history that three lunkers were picked up on one day from the same lake. These are also the three heaviest bass every picked up in one day and the largest lunker since 2/28/99.


The first 2001-2002 ShareLunker
from Lake Fork

13.02 lb. Largemouth Bass caught at 3:00 PM Thursday, March 14th.  at Lake Fork.

March 15, 2002
The Budweiser Sharelunker program received it's fifth entry into the program with a 13.02 lb. largemouth bass. This is the first ShareLunker from Lake Fork for 2002. The large female was caught in 4 to 6 feet of water on a clown colored Rattlin' Rogue, she measured 25.25 inches in length and had a 21 inch girth.  The bass is doing well in a Lunker isolation tank at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC) in Athens

The Second 2001-2002 ShareLunker
from Lake Fork
13.92 lb. Largemouth Bass caught at 2:00 PM Friday, March 22th at Lake Fork.

March 22, 2002
On Friday March 22, the first call came in at 200 PM from Richard Scharninghauser of Cudahy, Wisconsin. He caught the ninth Budweiser ShareLunker of the year from Lake Fork at 1100 AM using an 8" Green Pumpkin Zoom Lizard in 17 feet of water. The fish weighed 13.92 lb, and measured 25.25 inches in length, with a girth of 22 inches.
See news release above 1 of three ShareLunkers caught same day.
The Third 2001-2002 ShareLunker
from Lake Fork
16.12 lb. Largemouth Bass caught at 4:00 PM Friday, March 22th at Lake Fork.

March 22, 2002
Jim Harrell of Texarkana, Texas caught Budweiser ShareLunker #10 at 4:00 PM on Lake Fork with a new top 50 entry. Harrell's 16.12 lb. Lunker ranks 17th on the Top 50 Largemouth Bass. Caught on a Watermelon Lizard w/red metal flake this monster fish measured 27.25" in length and 23.25" in girth and was caught in 9 feet of water.
See news release above 1 of three ShareLunkers caught same day.
The fourth 2001-2002 ShareLunker
from Lake Fork
15.65 lb. Largemouth Bass caught at 5:00 PM Friday, March 22th at Lake Fork.

March 22, 2002
Budweiser ShareLunker #11 was caught by Johnny Six of Tulsa, Oklahoma from Lake Fork at around 500 PM, Friday March 22nd capping off a great day on Lake Fork. The 15.65 lb Lunker ranks as # 28th on the states Top 50 Largemouth Bass was caught on a Big Daddy Jig & Frog in 6 to 10 feet of water. It measured 25.25" length and 23.25 in girth.
See news release above 1 of three ShareLunkers caught same day.
 The fifth 2001-2002 ShareLunker
from Lake Fork

Robert Beato, an Albuquerque, New Mexico angler caught a 13.66 pound largemouth
April 16, 2002
Robert Beato, an Albuquerque, New Mexico angler caught a 13.66 pound largemouth Tuesday, April 16th, that became the record 200th female entered into the Budweiser ShareLunker Program from Lake Fork. Mr. Beato caught his fish around 3:30 pm in eight feet of water on a Carolina rig, with a blue wave worm. It measured 25.5 inches in length and 21.5 inches around the girth.
The sixth 2001-2002 ShareLunker
from Lake Fork

Joey Ryan from Shreveport, Louisiana
April 19, 2002
Just three days after Lake Fork yielded the 200th female for the Budweiser ShareLunker Program, Joey Ryan from Shreveport, Louisiana reeled in number 201.
**See article below for interesting facts on this fish

 2000 2001 ShareLunkers


The first 2000 2001 ShareLunker
 from Lake Fork

#2 ShareLunker from Lake Fork 2001
January 14, 2001
The Budweiser Sharelunker program received it's second entry into the program with a 14.29 lb. largemouth bass caught late   evening of 1/14/2001. The large female weighed 27.25 inches in length and had a 21 inch girth. John Deckard of Coppell, Texas caught the fish and she became the second fish to go into the Sharelunker program this year. Earlier this year, a 14.21 lb. fish was caught by a California angler on a fly rod at Lake Meridith, and became the year's first entry.


**Joey Ryan from Shreveport, Louisiana reeled in number 201

The fish was caught in 2 feet of water, Friday April 19, about 9:00 am. The 13.58-pound was caught on a 3-inch white twin-tail grub. To date, this makes 16 entries in the program for this year and 342 fish overall. This also marks the seventh entry this year from an out-of-state angler.The fish was picked up and transported back to the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens. Upon initial examination, she appeared to have been at least partially spawned out. She measured 27.5 inches in length and 20.25 inches around the girth."Since Mr. Ryan donated the fish permanently to the ShareLunker program, even if we do not get another spawn out of her this season, we will be able to keep her and spawn her next year," said David Campbell, manager of the program. "The DNA information that we obtain from this fish, will also provide genetic data that may play a key role in the success of Operation World Record."

 

 

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