TrophyCatch Partner, Mercury Marine Member Regina Gallant Reels In 13-Pound Trophy Bass
By Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission // December 9, 2020
SPORTS & RECREATION
(FWC) – Mercury Marine staff member and TrophyCatch partner Regina Gallant reeled in a 13-pound trophy bass at Farm 13.
TrophyCatch has awarded prizes for the catch and release of more than 10,000 largemouth bass since the program began in 2012.
Thus far, 8,530 Lunker Club, 2,086 Trophy Club and 89 Hall of Fame fish have contributed to this landmark.
TrophyCatch anglers have collectively caught and released over 97,500 pounds of bass.
Other wins for TrophyCatch this season include seven Hall of Fame bass coming from Hillsborough County. Prior to this season, this county had contributed only one other Hall of Fame fish.
Additionally, three Hall of Fame fish came from historic Orange Lake in Marion County, which is now in its fishing prime following a natural drawdown in 2011 and subsequent habitat enhancement actions.
“We want to thank Bass Pro Shops and all of our partners and anglers for their commitment to the future of bass conservation,” said Tom Graef, director of the FWC’s Division of Freshwater Fisheries Management.