||Youngster Bags Record Largemouth
|Eleven-year-old Kenny Schuette broke the junior record for largemouth bass on Lake Alan Henry last week.
A largemouth bass landed June 10
on Lake Alan Henry by Kenny Schuette, 11, of Slaton southwest of
Lubbock has been verified as a new junior state record by the Texas
Parks and Wildlife Department.
Kenny's bass weighed in at 13
pounds, and it was 25 ? inches long. He caught it on a rod and reel
using live perch as bait, and released it live after weighing,
demonstrating the catch and release fishing ethic that has helped make Texas fishing some of the best in the nation.
The fish earns Kenny a Big Fish Award, Catch and Release Award, Junior
State Record for Public Water for largemouth bass and a Junior Water
Body Record for Lake Alan Henry from the department.
Lake Alan Henry is a 2,880-acre reservoir
located 45 miles south of Lubbock and 4 miles east of Justiceburg on the Double Mountain Fork of the Brazos River.
agency recognizes fishing achievements through its Angler Recognition
Program. The program keeps official state and water body records and
issues certificates in recognition of other outstanding angler achievements. Reporting guidelines and the rules for each award category are on the TPWD Web site.
If an angler is under 17 years of age, the catch will automatically be
entered in TPWD's Junior Angler Recognition Program, where youngsters
compete with their peers. If a junior angler's catch beats an all-ages
State or Water Body Record, the young angler will receive recognition in both categories.