Florida Fish Busters’ Bulletin December 2013
TrophyCatch boat giveaway winner announced
By: Bob Wattendorf
With the holidays here, many thoughts are turning towards gifts. Rather than visions of sugar plums, five lucky anglers who signed up at TrophyCatchFlorida.com were anxiously awaiting their own special Santa, and he delivered big, with a boat and motor, or fishing trip and gift cards. TrophyCatch is a special reward-driven angler recognition program that encourages Florida anglers to take extra care to document and live-release largemouth bass heavier than 8 pounds. The program is conducted by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and supported by corporate partners, who provide the incentives. By simply registering, more than 4,000 anglers became eligible the first year in a drawing for a Phoenix 619 Pro bass boat powered by a Mercury 200SX outboard. In October, a random drawing was conducted to select five finalists for the boat and
TrophyCatch rewards anglers for letting their trophy bass go, after properly documenting them.
One lucky angler who registered during the first season (Oct. 1, 2012 to Sep. 30, 2013) of TrophyCatch just won a Phoenix bass boat owered by Mercury! Another is up for grabs in the second season, so register now.