texasfishingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
RubySprinkles, boatless_newbie, SLWes, Bowman79, dirtyhooker2019
109721 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
TexDawg 90,450
hopalong 79,219
Pilothawk 77,912
John175® 70,616
JDavis7873® 67,394
Derek 🐝 61,948
Tritonman 58,515
Mark Perry 55,389
LoneStarSon® 54,919
facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums60
Topics742,175
Posts15,317,576
Members109,721
Most Online36,273
Jan 23rd, 2013
Print Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Three Fork Sharelunkers (13, 13.06, 15.48) Back Home #12712735
04/12/18 01:36 AM
04/12/18 01:36 AM
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 1,237
Dallas, Texas
Alex Finch Offline OP
Extreme Angler
Alex Finch  Offline OP
Extreme Angler

Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 1,237
Dallas, Texas
Today, we dropped the last of the three Lake Fork ShareLunkers back into Lake Fork via the Phoenix express. Miss Nasty (#573) was the final of this year's Fork SAL entries to be returned to Lake Fork. Kyle, the SAL Program Manager, delivered SAL #571 and SAL #572 back to Fork yesterday.

Miss Nasty was as strong as the day I caught her and swam away with same ferocity that she battled me with. She delivered many, many bass babies the week of the April full moon and made a full recovery from spawning thanks to the feasts and care provided while in the program. The new program, which accepts both Florida strain and Fx crosses from January 1-March 31, appears to be having a very successful year. SAL #572 produced over 28,000 eggs according to the Toyota Sharelunker Program's Facebook Page, which is above average for a fish of that size.

This has been a really fun ride and it's not over yet. We'll be at the Toyota Bassmaster Texas Fest in May to wrap it up. Since this is perhaps the fish of a lifetime, I asked Jeff A. with the HatCamBass Youtube channel to help me video some of the experiences throughout the process. I really wanted something to have that I could be able to look back on and hopefully show the grandkids one day. After the banquet/ceremony, we'll compile the full video to share the experience with you.



[Linked Image]
Online Orders: www.finchnastybaitco.com
E-mail Orders: finchnastybaitco@gmail.com

Finch Nasty Bait Co. is now an Authorized Retailer of Keitech Fat Swing Impact swimbaits! We offer select sizes and colors that match our line of Thumpers (bladed swim jigs) and universal swim jigs.
Re: Three Fork Sharelunkers (13, 13.06, 15.48) Back Home [Re: Alex Finch] #12712762
04/12/18 01:51 AM
04/12/18 01:51 AM
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 3,124
DFW area
J
James Biggs Online content
TFF Team Angler
James Biggs  Online Content
TFF Team Angler
J

Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 3,124
DFW area
Very Awesome

Re: Three Fork Sharelunkers (13, 13.06, 15.48) Back Home [Re: Alex Finch] #12712780
04/12/18 02:02 AM
04/12/18 02:02 AM
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 10,415
Trophy Club, TX
Ken A. Offline
TFF Guru
Ken A.  Offline
TFF Guru

Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 10,415
Trophy Club, TX
Great News Alex!

Thank you for loaning your fish to TPWD so her babies can help our fisheries for years to come. We all benefit from the Share Lunker program now whether we know it or not. In 1975 I won a tournament on Ray Hubbard with a 7 lb 7 oz bass. That fish made the front page of the Dallas Morning News Sports page.

Today a 7 pounder hardly gets a second glance due to the efforts of TPWD.

When Mark Stevenson's State Record 17.67 kicked off the SAL program in Nov 1986 it gave Texas a great shot in the arm that many lakes most likely would have never received without it. Were it not for the addition of the Florida genes into many of the Texas lakes, a 7 pounder would still be a BIG Fish!

Once again, Congrats to Alex Finch! Catching a 13+ pound bass from public waters is a Lifetime Achievement!! thumb

Last edited by Ken A.; 04/12/18 02:08 AM.
Re: Three Fork Sharelunkers (13, 13.06, 15.48) Back Home [Re: Alex Finch] #12712782
04/12/18 02:03 AM
04/12/18 02:03 AM
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 36,935
Plano TX
T
Trickster Online content
TFF Guru
Trickster  Online Content
TFF Guru
T

Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 36,935
Plano TX
thumb



Re: Three Fork Sharelunkers (13, 13.06, 15.48) Back Home [Re: Alex Finch] #12712862
04/12/18 02:58 AM
04/12/18 02:58 AM
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 1,237
Dallas, Texas
Alex Finch Offline OP
Extreme Angler
Alex Finch  Offline OP
Extreme Angler

Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 1,237
Dallas, Texas
Thanks Ken! We are sometimes judged in hindsight for our decisions, and I'm glad the outcome was perfect here. I wouldn't change my decision if I caught another under the same circumstances.

After a little reflection, I realized that my son will be in high school when my SAL's babies reach SAL potential. Hope he and many others are able to enjoy the benefits of this choice.


[Linked Image]
Online Orders: www.finchnastybaitco.com
E-mail Orders: finchnastybaitco@gmail.com

Finch Nasty Bait Co. is now an Authorized Retailer of Keitech Fat Swing Impact swimbaits! We offer select sizes and colors that match our line of Thumpers (bladed swim jigs) and universal swim jigs.
Re: Three Fork Sharelunkers (13, 13.06, 15.48) Back Home [Re: Alex Finch] #12712924
04/12/18 03:56 AM
04/12/18 03:56 AM
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 46,452
Universal City Tx.
banker-always fishing Online content
TFF Guru
banker-always fishing  Online Content
TFF Guru

Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 46,452
Universal City Tx.
Great Post! cheers




IGFA World Record Rio Grande Cichlid. Lake Dunlap.

John 3:16

Re: Three Fork Sharelunkers (13, 13.06, 15.48) Back Home [Re: Alex Finch] #12712940
04/12/18 04:10 AM
04/12/18 04:10 AM
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 15,312
Justin, TX.
Donald Harper Online happy
TFF Guru
Donald Harper  Online Happy
TFF Guru

Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 15,312
Justin, TX.
Excellent job Mr. Finch. Thanks for sharing the fish with the Sharelunker Program.


Each person you work with holds some promise to your future success.
www.eletewater.com - Staying Hydrated
www.lakeoviachic.com - Booking Mexico Trips
20 Hot Spot Mapping - GPS Contour Chips - Custom Spinner Baits - Jigs -Spooks
Pure Extracts - Minnow-Night Crawler-Crayfish-Craylic


Re: Three Fork Sharelunkers (13, 13.06, 15.48) Back Home [Re: Alex Finch] #12713027
04/12/18 11:17 AM
04/12/18 11:17 AM
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 168
B
basshc Offline
Outdoorsman
basshc  Offline
Outdoorsman
B

Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 168
Really have to give parks and wildlife credit look at winning weights on central Texas lakes now and 20 years ago.

Re: Three Fork Sharelunkers (13, 13.06, 15.48) Back Home [Re: basshc] #12713062
04/12/18 12:11 PM
04/12/18 12:11 PM
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 10,415
Trophy Club, TX
Ken A. Offline
TFF Guru
Ken A.  Offline
TFF Guru

Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 10,415
Trophy Club, TX
Originally Posted By: basshc
Really have to give parks and wildlife credit look at winning weights on central Texas lakes now and 20 years ago.


Exactly! thumb

Re: Three Fork Sharelunkers (13, 13.06, 15.48) Back Home [Re: Alex Finch] #12713075
04/12/18 12:22 PM
04/12/18 12:22 PM
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 2,927
The Great State of Texas
H
Hog Jaw Online content
Extreme Angler
Hog Jaw  Online Content
Extreme Angler
H

Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 2,927
The Great State of Texas
Good Stuff .

Re: Three Fork Sharelunkers (13, 13.06, 15.48) Back Home [Re: Alex Finch] #12713080
04/12/18 12:29 PM
04/12/18 12:29 PM
Joined: Apr 2014
Posts: 3,019
NW Houston
J
Jpurdue Online content
TFF Team Angler
Jpurdue  Online Content
TFF Team Angler
J

Joined: Apr 2014
Posts: 3,019
NW Houston
Great story Alex. Thanks for sharing along the way.


"Bragging may not bring happiness, but no man having caught a large fish goes home through an alley." -A.L.

www.LunkerLore.com

Re: Three Fork Sharelunkers (13, 13.06, 15.48) Back Home [Re: Alex Finch] #12714071
04/12/18 10:49 PM
04/12/18 10:49 PM
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 5,476
somervell county
3
361V Offline
TFF Celebrity
361V  Offline
TFF Celebrity
3

Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 5,476
somervell county
Cool! Where EXACTALLY did you drop her off? wink JK, congrats on a good story with a happy ending!


Re: Three Fork Sharelunkers (13, 13.06, 15.48) Back Home [Re: Alex Finch] #12714163
04/12/18 11:56 PM
04/12/18 11:56 PM
Joined: May 2014
Posts: 5,477
texas
GIG'EM AGGIES Online content
TFF Celebrity
GIG'EM AGGIES  Online Content
TFF Celebrity

Joined: May 2014
Posts: 5,477
texas
I may have the honor one day to catch one of Miss Nasty's off spring and it would be awesome if somehow it was a SAL and I caught it on one of your thumpers. Thank you for your donation.


I am a Senager. (Senior teenager) I have everything that I wanted as a teenager, only 50 years later. I don't have to go to school or work. I get an allowance every month. I don't have a curfew, I have a drivers license,a PU truck and I have a bass boat. I am blessed.


Conscience never acquits, it either accuses or excuses.
Re: Three Fork Sharelunkers (13, 13.06, 15.48) Back Home [Re: Alex Finch] #12714241
04/13/18 01:03 AM
04/13/18 01:03 AM
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 2,383
Lake Fork, Texas
Bruce Allen Online content
Extreme Angler
Bruce Allen  Online Content
Extreme Angler

Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 2,383
Lake Fork, Texas
way to go ALEX!

And I will also see you at the Banquet.

1. The LFSA is getting their induction into the Texas Freshwater Hall of Fame.

2. I am going to be a judge in the Texas Toyota Bass Fest.

Can't wait.

Last edited by Bruce Allen; 04/13/18 01:06 AM.

Lake Fork Anglers Twice A Month Daytime Thursday Tournaments
Hard Core..Major League Fishing format
www.bassfin.com/

Lake Fork Sportsman's Association
www.lakeforksa.com/


We are VERY PROUD to Annouce our Induction into the
Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame.

Contact me to schedule the LFSA Live Release Boat for your Lake Fork tournaments.





Re: Three Fork Sharelunkers (13, 13.06, 15.48) Back Home [Re: Alex Finch] #12714835
04/13/18 02:13 PM
04/13/18 02:13 PM
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 474
Northern DFW, Texas
W
WCGunns Online content
Angler
WCGunns  Online Content
Angler
W

Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 474
Northern DFW, Texas
Awesome!!

Page 1 of 2 1 2
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread


© 1998-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1