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TPWD News Release — April 15, 2008

Budweiser ShareLunker: Falcon, Fork Send Lunkers to Athens

ATHENS, Texas — A professional angler fishing in a tournament and a recreational angler fishing off a dock caught Budweiser ShareLunkers last week.

Scott Campbell of Springfield, Mo., pulled in the big fish in ESPN’s B.A.S.S. Elite Series tournament on Lake Falcon April 3. The fish weighed 13.13 pounds.

Campbell was fishing with a 10-inch worm in 25 feet of water.

Saturday evening Pamela Plummer of Fort Worth was fishing in seven feet of water off a dock on Lake Fork when her ZOOM watermelon red plastic worm got hung up in some vegetation-or so she thought. "Then my pole bent, and I realized I had a fish," she said. "It jumped and I realized I had a big fish. It jumped three times before I got it in. My husband almost had a heart attack!"

Plummer’s fish weighed 13.11 pounds and was 25.5 inches long and 22 inches in girth. Length and girth were not available on Campbell’s fish.

The Budweiser ShareLunker program is made possible through support from Anheuser-Busch, Inc. Since 1991, Anheuser-Busch, in partnership with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation, has contributed millions of dollars in funding to support conservation causes and fishing, hunting and outdoor recreation programs in Texas.

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