Reap rewards for reporting tagged bass from Harris Chain of Lakes
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Media contact: Joy Hill, 352-258-3426
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
(FWC) biologists are requesting angler assistance with a research
study focusing on largemouth bass in the Harris Chain of Lakes,
which includes lakes Griffin, Eustis, Harris and others, in Lake
County. The results of this study will provide critical information
needed to improve largemouth bass fisheries.
To carry out this project, biologists have attached
yellow tags along the back of the largemouth bass, just below the
dorsal fin. These tags carry information detailing the reward
value, a printed telephone number, e-mail address and a tag
So what can you do to help? If you catch one of
these tagged fish, please cut the tag from the fish close to the
fish's body, then harvest or release the fish as you would
normally. Please report your tagged bass by calling the number
found on the tag.
Biologists would like to know the tag number, date
and time of capture, where the fish was caught, fish length, and
whether the fish was kept or released. Receiving this information
is important for the success of this project, and rewards will be
distributed to anglers who report complete capture information and
return the tags to the FWC.
If you have any questions or would like more
information about the largemouth tagging study, please contact basstags@MyFWC.com.
To view the most current fishing regulations for
Florida, please visit MyFWC.com/Fishing.
For more information on fish and wildlife research
and management in Florida, please visit us at MyFWC.com.