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#12437774 - 09/22/17 06:44 PM Tx Park& Wildlife news release - fish deaths and tournaments
Easy Fisherman Offline
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You should read the news release that TPWL released about fish deaths in tournaments yesterday- It said that depending on the temperature that 15% to 60% die that cross the scale =- they are calling for tournaments to be as MLF is and they will furnish the certified scales for each boat - all us old heads that live on the lakes already knew that the demise was happening and that you can't grow them fast enough to replenish the deaths of so many - It's all about the next generation , not us


Edited by Easy Fisherman (09/22/17 06:45 PM)

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#12437788 - 09/22/17 06:54 PM Re: Tx Park& Wildlife news release - fish deaths and tournaments [Re: Easy Fisherman]
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I might start fishing tournaments again, if they will also give a 2 fish handicap with that also. roflmao
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#12437795 - 09/22/17 06:58 PM Re: Tx Park& Wildlife news release - fish deaths and tournaments [Re: Easy Fisherman]
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TPWD Leaving the hydrilla alone certainly wouldn't hurt either.

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#12437798 - 09/22/17 07:05 PM Re: Tx Park& Wildlife news release - fish deaths and tournaments [Re: Easy Fisherman]
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Originally Posted By: Easy Fisherman
You should read the news release that TPWL released about fish deaths in tournaments yesterday- It said that depending on the temperature that 15% to 60% die that cross the scale =- they are calling for tournaments to be as MLF is and they will furnish the certified scales for each boat - all us old heads that live on the lakes already knew that the demise was happening and that you can't grow them fast enough to replenish the deaths of so many - It's all about the next generation , not us


They are providing scales for an MLF type event simply as an option. They are not calling for all tournaments to be that format. They are simply providing it as an option. See below:

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Inland Fisheries division is launching a scale loaner program to give local tournament organizers the ability to use the catch, weigh and immediate release formats made popular by state and national-level tournaments like the Toyota Bassmaster Texas Fest (TBTF) and Major League Fishing.

“We are trying to promote new tournament formats that are very conservation minded that remove impacts of delayed mortality,” said Dave Terre, TPWD Chief of Inland Fisheries Management and Research. “They take the extra fish handling, weigh-in and livewell containment process completely out of the tournament.”

Typical bass tournaments involve holding up to five bass in livewells, removing them from their catch locations, and taking them through a weigh-in process onstage – a format that studies have shown results in 15-60 percent fish mortality depending on the water temperature. With the catch, weigh and immediate release formats, each angler has a trained judge onboard who uses the scale to weigh the fish and return it to the water immediately after being caught, which significantly lowers fish mortality to a negligible amount – similar to catch and release fishing.

Pro Am Bass Trails utilized TPWD’s new scale loaner program for the first time during their inaugural fielding event Aug. 19 at Stillhouse Hollow Lake. Of the 80 fish caught, organizers observed no immediate fish mortality on the boat or shortly after release.

Tournament director and competitive angler Linwood Cottner said he decided to organize a tournament of his own after growing concerned with the effects traditional bass tournaments could have on the sustainability of local bass populations. But the biggest barrier to implementing the catch, weigh and immediate release format was the initial cost of the scales, which exceeded $6,000 for a set of 60.

“When I saw that number I thought ‘There’s no way I can do this,” Cottner said. “So when I heard about the scale loaner program I jumped on it – it’s alleviated that upfront cost to help me build up the funds that we need to eventually purchase them.”

The 60 loaner scales were originally donated to TPWD for use during the Toyota Texas Bass Classic (TTBC), a tournament that pioneered the catch, weigh and immediate release format. After a 10 year run, the TTBC was replaced by the TBTF, which uses a different set of scales provided by tournament organizer B.A.S.S.

By using the loaner scales no longer needed for the TTBC, Cottner said Pro Am Bass Trails is one of the first local level organizations in Texas to successfully incorporate a catch, weigh and immediate release format into their tournament.

“This cracked the shell of fear as far as putting on a tournament of this format,” Cottner said. “A lot of people are looking at this and saying ‘This is something that can work in Texas.’ We are laying the foundation and setting the standard as far as how it can be done.”

Pro Am Bass Trails uses the same catch, weigh and immediate release format as Major League Fishing, which allows anglers to see how they rank among their competitors as soon as the judges enter the fish weight into a mobile application. Linwood said the portable, certified scales are a vital component to quickly getting the fish back into the water where it came from to reduce the chance of delayed mortality.

“Unless bass fishing takes a decline, this catch and release type of tournament format is going to help sustain the health of Texas waterways,” Cottner said. “And the loaner program is going to be a key factor in that.”

MLF co-founder and pro angler Gary Klein said that among the professionals, the catch, weigh and release process averages around 20 seconds. Aside for the concern for fish care, he said this speedy process has the added benefit of increasing the intensity of the competition for anglers who compete in this format.

“You take somebody like me that has benefited from public resources and the fisheries, and I’d like to give something back, I’d like to see our fisheries continue to get better,” Klein said. “This format is a win-win for everybody involved… I would like to see our format become the new norm, and become recognized as the way the game is played.”

Pro Am Bass Trails will use the loaner scales again at their Solo Cup Round One tournament Oct. 1 at Lake Belton, an event Cottner expects will draw between 30-60 anglers.

“We’ve already exceeded the people registered than we had at our first event,” Cottner said. “I’m very humbled and excited to be taking care of this fishing trail. I love it to death.”

Terre said if demand for the loaners scales grows, fisheries staff may look into having more scale kits available in regional or district offices for local tournament organizers throughout the state.

For more information about the scale loaner program, contact Dave Terre at dave.terre@tpwd.texas.gov.

2017-09-21



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#12437808 - 09/22/17 07:11 PM Re: Tx Park& Wildlife news release - fish deaths and tournaments [Re: Easy Fisherman]
Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life) Online   content
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I'm not reading any "reports" or studies TPWD does until someone over there realizes that grass carp and spraying chemicals hurt the fishing just as much...... don't want us to fish tournaments or fish grass lol

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#12437827 - 09/22/17 07:23 PM Re: Tx Park& Wildlife news release - fish deaths and tournaments [Re: Easy Fisherman]
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Writing on the wall.....that giant silent majority is maybe being heard..... great news
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#12437832 - 09/22/17 07:26 PM Re: Tx Park& Wildlife news release - fish deaths and tournaments [Re: Easy Fisherman]
David Welcher Online   content
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That's good to know. I will start filleting all the fish I take to weigh in.

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#12437866 - 09/22/17 07:58 PM Re: Tx Park& Wildlife news release - fish deaths and tournaments [Re: Easy Fisherman]
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#12437889 - 09/22/17 08:07 PM Re: Tx Park& Wildlife news release - fish deaths and tournaments [Re: Easy Fisherman]
Jamesche Offline
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Personally, I would love to see the MLF format be the norm for tournaments. I think it's hard to argue that releasing fish within seconds right back into the environment where they were caught is better than hauling them around all day and releasing them at one common location.

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#12437914 - 09/22/17 08:19 PM Re: Tx Park& Wildlife news release - fish deaths and tournaments [Re: Easy Fisherman]
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Not everyone can have a set of scales for everyone and a observer in the boat when you fish a club tournament.
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#12437926 - 09/22/17 08:30 PM Re: Tx Park& Wildlife news release - fish deaths and tournaments [Re: BigLeslie]
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Originally Posted By: BigLeslie
TPWD Leaving the hydrilla alone certainly wouldn't hurt either.


I totally agree.

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#12437964 - 09/22/17 08:57 PM Re: Tx Park& Wildlife news release - fish deaths and tournaments [Re: Easy Fisherman]
the skipper Online   content
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This isn't news to anybody that doesn't have blinders on or just doesn't want to admit it

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#12437973 - 09/22/17 09:05 PM Re: Tx Park& Wildlife news release - fish deaths and tournaments [Re: Easy Fisherman]
206champion Online   content
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I agree if Tpwd would leave the grass alone it would help,we can debate this all we want but it's legal to keep them and if all of the bass fisherman in the state went out and kept 5 to eat then what would people say.
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#12438010 - 09/22/17 09:27 PM Re: Tx Park& Wildlife news release - fish deaths and tournaments [Re: Easy Fisherman]
Chuck72 Offline
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Registered: 02/02/16
Posts: 163
Loc: Robert Lee, Tx
How does a share-a-lunker ever live to make it back to a lake?

How do they control the cheaters of the world in this format?

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#12438071 - 09/22/17 10:10 PM Re: Tx Park& Wildlife news release - fish deaths and tournaments [Re: Easy Fisherman]
m.sherman Offline
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Registered: 06/24/10
Posts: 642
Loc: eagle mountain lake
so who is verifying the 15 to 60 percent death rate that is a huge variance and can u prove it was from being caught in a tourney
also can u really trust tpwd no u can not they r out for them and the home owners they have proved that way to many times for me to ignore
is it safe to assume most lakes in Texas have at least 100,000 bass and a single tourney catches 300 of said bass 50 percent die
then 150 die so .15 percent die
pick any number you want even 10,000 and say 100 fish die at every tourney which i think is being genorus
that is 1 percent of the bass in that lake
so i dont agree with them
bass have been around for millions of years and you are saying that they are not robust enough to live after being caught
when i have seen them with broken jaws, messed up tails ,missing eyes yet they manage
tpwd is just fool of themselves


Edited by m.sherman (09/22/17 10:23 PM)

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