BIG TEXAS BASS! Fisherman lands 15-pound bass

John LaBove caught and entered this 15.48-pound beauty out of Lake Fork! (Photo courtesy Texas Parks & Wildlife)

Congratulations to John LaBove for this tremendous catch! He donated this 15.48-pound largemouth bass he caught at Lake Fork in north Texas to the ShareLunker program.

Learn more about the program at

Since 1986, the Texas Parks and Wildlife have been partnering with anglers to promote and enhance bass fishing in Texas. If you reel in a largemouth bass weighing at least eight pounds, you can donate your catch to help produce bigger and better Texas bass.

All confirmed ShareLunker participants will receive a Catch Kit corresponding to their fish’s weight class. Each Catch Kit includes an achievement decal, merchandise and other giveaways. Plus, everyone who enters will be included in a grand prize drawing to win a $5,000 shopping spree and other prizes! And, anglers who donate their 13 lb. or larger bass for spawning will be entered in an additional drawing to win a $5,000 shopping spree, VIP access and awards programming at the 2018 Toyota Bassmaster Texas Fest and other prizes. See official rules for both drawings…

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