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Having A Blast Being a Certified Weigh Station for Texas Parks&Wildlife! #13966632 04/20/21 03:26 AM
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I have been a certified weigh station for the Texas Parks & Wildlife for over 12 years. The biggest reward I get is when a parent takes his children fishing and then takes the time and effort to get a fish that one of his children caught, certified as a water body record. Tonight I met with Jason and his daughter Anna Mae Mertz of Kyle Texas. Jason and his daughter were fishing for Yellow Cats on the Blanco River in Hays County. Anna Mae had hooked into a BIG FISH and fought the fish while her dad was getting the fight on video. To his surprise his daughter had landed one very nice Large Mouth Bass. Jason bought the fish to my residence in a live well that was equipped with an aerator. His daughter Anna Mae along with her Grand Father were also present for the weigh in. The fish was 21" in length, and had a 15" girth. The certified weight of the fish was 5.19 Lbs good enough for the Junior Angler Large Mouth Bass Record for the Blanco River. Anna Mae will also get the Adult Catch & Release as well as the Junior Angler Catch & Release LMB records as well. The bass was released. Paper work will be filed with the Texas Parks & Wildlife for their review. Congratulations Anna Mae for her Multi Record Catch ! Oh yea one more important factor. She caught the bass on a live Bluegill! Seeing a parent taking part in their children's lives. It just don't get any better! fish


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Re: Having A Blast Being a Certified Weigh Station for Texas Parks&Wildlife! [Re: banker-always fishing] #13966634 04/20/21 03:30 AM
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That’s a very special fishing story !! So happy for you that you could be part of it ! I can see that that would be very rewarding for you. Way to go Chuck ! clap

Re: Having A Blast Being a Certified Weigh Station for Texas Parks&Wildlife! [Re: banker-always fishing] #13966635 04/20/21 03:32 AM
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"HUGE CONGRATULSTIONS" to Anna Mae for catching a Multi Record Bass! Awesome Job! bow_down




First with more to come! rockon


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Re: Having A Blast Being a Certified Weigh Station for Texas Parks&Wildlife! [Re: doctorxring] #13966655 04/20/21 04:11 AM
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Originally Posted by doctorxring
That’s a very special fishing story !! So happy for you that you could be part of it ! I can see that that would be very rewarding for you. Way to go Chuck ! clap




Yes Doc, those kiddos are the hope for the future! thumb


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Re: Having A Blast Being a Certified Weigh Station for Texas Parks&Wildlife! [Re: banker-always fishing] #13966839 04/20/21 01:40 PM
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Congratulations Anna Mae on a catching a super fish. You go girl! bow_down



Side Note: How many junior angler records do you weigh a year? noidea

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How sweet! Congratulations to Anna Mae!! cheer

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She looks a little "coy" in the pic...precious...

Re: Having A Blast Being a Certified Weigh Station for Texas Parks&Wildlife! [Re: banker-always fishing] #13967341 04/20/21 08:33 PM
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Now that is one fine Bass AND you just can't beat the pic of that sweet little Angel with such a cute little smile. Super congratulations to Anna Mae. bouncy

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Great story Chuck. I have had the pleasure of being in that situation on several occasions and I agree with you that it doesn’t get much better. The robust Texas record program with the junior angler records is one of the real joys available to young anglers. Having your scales available is a great resource and I am sure there are anglers that were really happy you had them available. Great job, as usual. angel

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Originally Posted by Catyakker
Now that is one fine Bass AND you just can't beat the pic of that sweet little Angel with such a cute little smile. Super congratulations to Anna Mae. bouncy

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Re: Having A Blast Being a Certified Weigh Station for Texas Parks&Wildlife! [Re: banker-always fishing] #13971527 04/23/21 09:11 PM
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Thanks Curtis, Yesenia, Steve, Rick, Barry, and Leo for the replies. Love meeting people who love to fish and being in the outdoors. thumb


Side Note: Curtis I usually weigh between 5 or 10 a year in the junior angler category. Would love to see a whole lot more. cheers


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Yes Sir. If more Dads would be like Jason this world be a lot better place to live in. woot Have you weighed any World Records for the IGFA? noidea

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Originally Posted by Laker One
Yes Sir. If more Dads would be like Jason this world be a lot better place to live in. woot Have you weighed any World Records for the IGFA? noidea




100 Percent right Curtis. If more Dads were like Jason the world would be a much better place to live in. As for the IGFA I have not weighed any fish for them. They have locations throughout the world to weigh fish. Also if you have a scale that meets their standard and you follow the rules for weighing, you can have your scale registered with the IGFA. My scale did meet the IGFA requirements on my Rio. The Rio was weighed by another person with another person as the witness. I also had a witness to the catch. thumb


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Thanks Chuck and keep up the great work. Maybe, just maybe, I will be calling you for a fish weigh! sarcastic

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Originally Posted by Laker One
Thanks Chuck and keep up the great work. Maybe, just maybe, I will be calling you for a fish weigh! sarcastic



I will not be holding my breath! thumb


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