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Toyota ShareLunker Entries 2004-2005



The first 2004-2005 ShareLunker
from Lake Fork

Danny McBride of Hatchett, Arkansas, caught this 13.16-pound largemouth on Friday, October 29, 2004, while fishing on Lake Fork.
October 29, 2004
 Danny McBride of Hatchett, Arkansas, caught this 13.16-pound largemouth on Friday, October 29, 2004, while fishing on Lake Fork. McBride hooked the big fish in 12 feet of water while using a Carolina rig. The fish was 25 inches long and measured 21 inches around. (See News Release below)
(Photo courtesy of TPWD)

The Second 2004-2005 ShareLunker
from Lake Fork
13.6-pound largemouth from Lake Fork

December 2, 2004
Scott Farmer of Yantis pulled the season’s second Budweiser ShareLunker from Lake Fork Dec. 2. The 13.6-pound largemouth had a girth of 21.5 inches and was 24.5 inches long. Farmer caught the big fish at a depth of 32 feet in the mid-part of the lake. It bit on a black jig.
 (Photo courtesy of TPWD)
The Third 2004-2005 ShareLunker
from Lake Fork
 sixteen year old Andrew Elder from Deville, Louisiana caught Budweiser ShareLunker # 9 from Lake Fork

February 19, 2005
At 11:30 am, on Saturday, February 19, 2005, sixteen year old Andrew Elder from Deville, Louisiana caught Budweiser ShareLunker # 9 from Lake Fork. Fishing in 3 to 4 feet of water in Fork’s Pension Creek with a Crawfish Rat-L-Trap, Andrew landed his 13.67 lb. ShareLunker that measured 25” in length with a 22.125” girth.
  (Photo courtesy of TPWD)
The fourth 2004-2005 ShareLunker
from Lake Fork
Derrell Maltsberger caught the ShareLunker weighing 13.19

March 3, 2005
On March 3, 2005 Derrell Maltsberger caught the ShareLunker weighing 13.19-pound fish from nine feet of water near the dam. The fish, measured 25 inches long and 22 inches in girth.
 (Photo courtesy of TPWD)
 The fifth 2004-2005 ShareLunker
from Lake Fork


March 11, 2005
Lake Fork contributed its fifth fish of the season on March 11 when Art Price of Crowley hooked a 13.25-pounder while fishing a black and blue jig with Zoom trailer in 9 feet of water on the side of a point. The fish was 26 inches long and 21.5 inches in girth.
 (Photo courtesy of TPWD)
The sixth 2004-2005 ShareLunker
from Lake Fork

Lake Fork Guide David Strahan of Alba brought in Lake Fork’s sixth Budweiser ShareLunker of the current season.
March 28, 2005
Lake Fork Guide David Strahan of Alba brought in Lake Fork’s sixth Budweiser ShareLunker of the current season. The 13.05-pound fish was 24.75 inches long and 21.25 inches around. David caught the fish in five feet of open water using a white lizard on a beautiful sunshine-drenched morning.
 (Photo courtesy of TPWD)
The seventh 2004-2005 ShareLunker
from Lake Fork

David Meeks of Texarkana pulled a 13.03-pound bass from two feet of water
March 31, 2005
Thursday afternoon David Meeks of Texarkana pulled a 13.03-pound bass from two feet of water in Wright Creek. The fish bit on a watermelon Senko. The big bass was 24.25 inches long and 21.75 inches around.
 (Photo courtesy of TPWD)  


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For more information contact: Larry Hodge, (903) 670-2255 October 29, 2004 
Lake Fork Angler Lands First Budweiser ShareLunker of 2004

ATHENS, Texas—Danny P. McBride of Hatchett, Arkansas, frequently fishes Lake Fork, and he’s long wanted a trophy to put on his wall. Friday morning he got his wish: a 13.16-pound largemouth bass that became the season’s first entry into the Budweiser ShareLunker program. McBride hooked the big fish in 12 feet of water while using a Carolina rig. The fish was 25 inches long and measured 21 inches around. McBride’s fish is the first ShareLunker from Lake Fork caught in the month of October, and it’s only the fifth October fish entered into the program since its inception in 1986. “I’m hoping this means we are going to have a good year,” said Budweiser ShareLunker program coordinator David Campbell. Anyone legally catching a largemouth bass weighing 13 pounds or more anywhere in Texas is invited to enter the fish into the Budweiser ShareLunker program. The ShareLunker hotline is answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call (903) 681-0550, or page Campbell at (888) 784-0600 and leave a phone number with area code where you can be reached. Fish entered into the program are used for spawning fingerlings for research and for stocking into Texas public waters. Anglers may donate their fish to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department or have it returned to them at the end of the season. Anglers receive Budweiser ShareLunker clothing and are invited to a banquet at the end of the season. The Texas resident angler catching the largest fish receives a lifetime fishing license as well.  

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