FWC Advises You to Check Your Bass For Tags to Help Biologists Evaluate Effects of Bass Regulation
By Space Coast Daily // January 4, 2020
Tag returns by anglers are helping FWC biologists evaluate the effects of the bass regulation
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Be sure to check your bass for tags, you never know when you’ll be rewarded for fishing.
Chuck Decker caught the above tagged trophy bass on Little Orange Lake in Marion County. The bass was tagged in November 2017 weighing about three pounds, then caught two years later weighing in just over eight pounds.
Tag returns by anglers are helping FWC biologists evaluate the effects of the bass regulation on waterbodies across the state of Florida.
To top it off, Chuck was also approved for TrophyCatch Florida allowing FWC to gain additional information on trophy bass in Florida.
TrophyCatch is an incentive-based conservation program designed for anglers who catch-and-release largemouth bass heavier than eight pounds, in Florida.
Anglers are encouraged to follow catch-and-release guidelines for these big basses and to document the catch through a photograph of the entire bass on a scale with the weight clearly legible.