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The TrophyCatch External Website angler recognition program is the hallmark of the long-term Florida Black Bass Management Plan (BBMP). TrophyCatch promotes ecological, social and economic values that are important to everyone who supports conservation. TrophyCatch will help ensure that Florida is the undisputed “Bass Fishing Capital of the World” through the Black Bass Management Plan.

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The program:

  • Creates a statewide record keeping system to document catches of trophy bass.
  • Instills a stronger catch and release conservation ethic among anglers.
  • Educates anglers about the importance of trophy fish to our fish populations.
  • Allows the public to participate in the management of Florida’s unique aquatic resources.
  • Provides an understanding of the necessary components of a trophy fishery.

 

Angler releasing a trophy largemouth bass

 

 


 

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Documentation:

  • Go to TrophyCatchFlorida.com External Website to register.
  • Legally catch a largemouth bass heavier than eight pounds (8 lbs) anywhere in Florida.
  • Photograph the entire bass from head to tail on a scale with the weight legible.*
  • Release the bass alive where you caught it.
  • Log-in to your TrophyCatch page (with the credentials you used to register at TrophyCatchFlorida.com External Website), click "Add a New Catch", upload the photo and complete the entry form, then submit. Upon submitting you attest to the fact the bass was legally caught, accurately documented and released, and allow your image and information to be shared publically.
  • Once verified you will receive an email notification, your photos will be shared on the web and via www.Facebook.com/TrophyCatchFlorida External Website, and from your site you will be able to download a customized certificate. Other awards including a club decal will be sent to you via mail (see below for specific rewards).

* Note: always  try to get a "perfect photo" of the entire fish on a scale, with the weight legible. If possible supplement it with photos of a close-up of the scale reading, a photo of the length and or girth, bragging and release photos. These will be considered by a verification team for possible approval.

TrophyCatch measurement requirements

* Tournament anglers may submit a bragging photo and link to a website that shows their name and the official verified weight of an individual bass for verification.

* Anglers whose bass is weighed and witnessed by an FWC employee or volunteer may also provide information about the witness to have their catch documented (e.g. a creel clerk or conservation officer).

 

TrophyCatch Size Tiers:

 

TrophyCatch Lunker bass

Lunker Club

(8-9.99 pounds)

Reward:

  • Gift Cards worth $100 (Bass Pro Shops and/or Rapala)
  • SpiderWire Stealth 30# Moss Green line 125 yds*
  • Fitzgerald Rods 30% product discount*
  • American Registry 25% commemorative plaque discount
  • Phoenix Bass Boat drawing 10 extra chances
  • TrophyCatch certificate & Lunker Club decal

*Season-4 prizes one product or discount provided per angler, per club level.

 

TrophyCatch Trophy bass

Trophy Club

(10-12.99 pounds)

Reward:

  • Gift Cards worth $150 (Bass Pro Shops and/or Rapala)
  • SpiderWire Stealth 30# Moss Green line 300 yds*
  • Fitzgerald Rods 40% product discount*
  • American Registry 25% commemorative plaque discount
  • Phoenix Bass Boat random drawing 10 extra chances
  • TrophyCatch certificate + Trophy Club decal

*Season-4 prizes one product or discount provided per angler, per club level.

 

TrophyCatch Hall Of Fame bass

Hall of Fame Club

(13 pounds or greater)

Reward:

  • Gift Cards worth $200 (Bass Pro Shops and/or Rapala)
  • Free fiberglass replica mount ($500 value)
  • Free American Registry commemorative plaque
  • SpiderWire sweatshirt and sunglasses*
  • Free Fitzgerald Rod*
  • Glen Lau DVD
  • Phoenix Bass Boat random drawing 10 extra chances
  • TrophyCatch certificate & Hall of Fame Club decal
  • Additional prizing to be determined

* Season-4 prizes one product or discount provided per angler, per club level..
 

Bass graphics by Duane Raver, Jr.

  

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PARTNER RESOURCES--HELP SPREAD THE WORD!
TrophyCatch Magazine advertisement Adobe PDF TrophyCatch Web Banner (160x600)
TrophyCatch Reminder cards Adobe PDF TrophyCatch Web Banner (728x90)
TrophyCatch Logo TrophyCatch Web Banner (300x250)
Angler Recognition Summary Page Weigh Station Banner
TrophyCatch BrochureAdobe PDF Note: The brochure to the left can be printed on standard letter-size paper and used as a Tri-fold, with reminders of the rules and prizing for Season-3 (Oct 1, 2014 to Sep 30, 2015).
Angler Recognition RulerAdobe PDF Note: The ruler to the left can be customized for partners to print with their own logo replacing the "Record Your Catch" box, as a personalized advertisement.

  

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This program is supported by Federal Aid in Sportfish Restoration (SFR).



FWC Facts:
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