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Jan. 31, 2011
It’s Official: Alan Henry Spotted Bass Is New State Record
ATHENS—DNA tests at Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s laboratory at the A.E. Wood Fish Hatchery in San Marcos have confirmed that the 5.62-pound bass caught from Lake Alan Henry January 15 was indeed a spotted bass.
Results mean the fish is the new state record spotted bass, eclipsing the previous record of 5.56 pounds caught from Lake O’ the Pines in 1966.
The fish was caught by Erik Atkins of Lubbock in a tournament and measured 22.75 inches in length and 15 inches in girth.
Unfortunately, the fish died several days after arriving at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC) in Athens, even though it appeared to be doing well.
For information on state and water body records as well as how to submit your catch for a record, visit www.tpwd.state.tx.us/fishrecords.
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