Orange Lake - Trophy Bass Contest

Act now for a chance to participate in a Drawing for $100 in Daiwa products from The Tackle Box and an opportunity to fish with Shaw Grigsby, host of "One More Cast!"

Tackle Box LogoThe 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.

Shaw Grigsby with BassNow, 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

  1. Catch a Largemouth Bass weighting 10+ pounds from Orange Lake Between February 15, 2011 & July 15, 2011.
  2. 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.
  3. Report your catch ONLINE and SUBMIT PHOTOS or Visit The Tackle Box  (5902 SE Hawthorne Rd., Gainesville, FL)

*NOTE: The FWC and Tackle Box reserve the right to make final decisions on Orange Lake Trophy Bass Contest eligibility.

Sample photo, close up of digital scale and photo of entire bass and angler.

 To attain "Big Catch" recognition for other memorable fish catches, you should complete a standard "Big Catch" Application (Adobe PDF 71kb).

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