The FWC wants your help to document the quality
of Florida's outstanding bass fisheries, so we can learn more about
creating and maintaining such fisheries for our anglers. Any
bass longer than 24 inches total length or eight pounds qualifies
for a "
Big Catch" angler recognition certificate and window decal
(Note: youth under 16 years old qualify with an 18" or 6# bass). If
the bass exceeds 10 pounds, a special pin is provided to the
angler, as part of the "Big Catch" program.
Now, however, for Orange Lake anglers
only, our partners are providing a very special incentive.
Catch and report a 10+ pound bass from Orange Lake
to enter for a chance to win a day of fishing with professional
angler Shaw Grigsby host of "One More Cast" and a
top-ranked bass tournament angler.
In addition, the Tackle Box, (5902
SE Hawthorne Road, Gainesville, Florida) is offering a monthly
drawing for 100 Daiwa Dollars, good for purchasing rods,
reels and other Daiwa products at their store. Drawings will be
done on the 18th of March, April, May, June and July and
winners posted on this site and at The Tackle Box.
How to Enter Contest
- Catch a Largemouth Bass weighting 10+ pounds from
Orange Lake Between February 15, 2011 & July 15, 2011.
- Take at least two photos of the
fish. One Photo shall clearly display the fish's weight
on a digital scale, and one shall clearly show the entire
fish. See examples below.
- Report your
catch ONLINE and SUBMIT PHOTOS or Visit
The Tackle Box (5902 SE Hawthorne Rd., Gainesville,
*NOTE: The FWC and Tackle Box reserve the right to make final
decisions on Orange Lake Trophy Bass Contest eligibility.
To attain "Big Catch" recognition for other
memorable fish catches, you should complete a standard "Big Catch"
Application ( 71kb).