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Toyota ShareLunker Entries 2003-2004




The first 2003-2004 ShareLunker
from Lake Fork

Frank Hardy a 13.32 bass
January 14, 2004
Frank Hardy of Mineola, TX caught the first of the 2004 Share A Lunker weighing 13.32 lbs. The bass measured 24" and had a girth of  22.13". Frank Hardy was crappie fishing under Hwy 154 bridge in 40' of water. The bass went for a handmade crappie jig.

The Second 2003-2004 ShareLunker
from Lake Fork
Leroy Crawley Sr. of Forsyth, Missouri

February 20th, 2004
On Friday, February 20th at 12 noon, Leroy Crawley Sr. of Forsyth, Missouri caught Budweiser ShareLunker # 5 from Lake Fork. It weighed 13.11 lbs. and measured 24.25" in length with a 22.75" girth. Mr. Crawley was fishing in 10 feet of water near the dam with a green pumpkin colored Jig & Craw Daddy trailer.
The Third 2003-2004 ShareLunker
from Lake Fork
 Alvin (Sonny) Helms of Wills Point, Texas

February 21, 2004
On Saturday, February 21st at 6:00 pm, Alvin (Sonny) Helms of Wills Point, Texas caught Budweiser ShareLunker # 6 from Lake Fork. It weighed 13.02 and measured 24.5" in length with a 21.5" girth. Mr. Helms was fishing in 4 feet of water in Pension Creek with a Carolina Rigged watermelon colored French fry.
The fourth 2003-2004 ShareLunker
from Lake Fork
sharelunker 2004

March 2, 2004
Budweiser ShareLunker # 7 was caught from Lake Fork at 11 am on Tuesday, March 2, 2004 by Ross Allcorn of Burleson, Texas. The Lunker weighed 13.41 lbs. and measured 25 ¾ inches in length with a 20 ¾ inch girth. Mr. Allcorn was fishing on the edge of a creek channel in eight feet of water with a 3/8 oz. black blue Realistic Jig.
 (Photo courtesy of TPWD)
 The fifth 2003-2004 ShareLunker
from Lake Fork

 Bassinger caught the bass in 6' deep with a black blue Lake Fork Top Dog Lizard.
March 16, 2004
Jeff Bassinger of Alvarado, TX caught ShareLunker # 8 of the 2004 Season on March 16th from Lake Fork.  Bassinger caught the bass in 6' deep with a black blue Lake Fork Top Dog Lizard. The lunker weighed 13.125 lbs and measured 25.5" length with a 21.5" girth.
 (Photo courtesy of TPWD)
The sixth 2003-2004 ShareLunker
from Lake Fork

Tony Hill of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, caught this 13.08-pound largemouth bass from Lake Fork at 6:30 p.m. March 22.
March 22, 2004
Tony Hill of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, caught this 13.08-pound largemouth bass from Lake Fork at 6:30 p.m. March 22. Hill was fishing in 61-degree water at a depth of 20 feet using a six-inch plastic lizard when he hooked the   bass. The lunker measures 25 inches long and 21.5 inches in girth. The bass is #10 in the ShareLunker Program for 2004.
 (Photo courtesy of TPWD)
The seventh 2003-2004 ShareLunker
from Lake Fork

# 7 from Lake Fork
April 3, 2004
Jeffrey Erpelding of Plainview, Texas caught Budweiser ShareLunker # 7 from Lake Fork on Saturday April 3rd. The fish weighs 13.19 lbs and measured 25.5" in length with a 21" girth, she was caught on a Wiggle Wort in 3 to 4 feet of water in Little Caney.
 (Photo courtesy of TPWD)  
The eighth 2003-2004 ShareLunker
from Lake Fork

Roy Greer of Alba, Texas caught ShareLunker # 14 of the 2004 season from a private lake on (Lake Fork)
April 8, 2004
Roy Greer of Alba, Texas caught ShareLunker # 14 of the 2004 season from a private lake on (Lake Fork) April 8, 2004. Lunker # 14 weighs 13.43 lbs and measures 26.25" in length with a 20.63" girth.

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For more information contact: Larry Hodge, (903) 670-2255 October 29, 2004 
 Reyes Honored as Budweiser ShareLunker Angler of the Year

ATHENS, Texas—Jason Reyes of Humble, Texas, was honored for having caught the largest Budweiser ShareLunker of the 2004 season at a banquet May 29 at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center. A total of 14 anglers entered 15 largemouth bass weighing 13 pounds or more in the program.

 

Richard Mims of Laredo caught two big bass from Lake Casa Blanca in January. Each angler received ShareLunker clothing, a certificate and a fiberglass replica of their trophy made by Lake Fork Taxidermy. Reyes also received a lifetime fishing license for being the Texas resident entering the largest fish in the program.

 

 Joining the anglers and their guests were TFFC staff members as well as Phil Durocher of Austin, head of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Inland Fisheries Division. ShareLunker program director David Campbell expressed TPWD’s thanks for anglers’ support for the program and called them “the finest conservationists in the state.”

 

Also honored during the evening was Michael (“Shorty”) Powers of Terrell, who was inducted into the Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame in recognition of his work involving physically challenged people in outdoor activities. Photographs of the evening’s events, including all the honorees, may be viewed and downloaded from the Budweiser ShareLunker Web site at http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/fish/infish/hatchery/tffc/banquetphotos/

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