TBLA Lunker Program Awards Replicas

TBLA Lunker Program Awards Replicas

Submitted by Ramona Moore 

The Toledo Bend Lake Association (TBLA) awarded 39 Lunker Replicas to anglers for the 2019-2020 season on Saturday, July 25, at Cypress Bend Resort. Dinah Medine, coordinator of the TBLA Lunker Bass Program, presented the replicas to the anglers, along with TBLA president Ricky Yeldell and taxidermist Scottie Lucas. This event is traditionally held at the close of the Sealy Big Bass Splash, but due to Covid was rescheduled for social distancing. All fish caught and registered through the program are tagged and returned to the lake to spawn and be caught again. The TBLA Lunker Bass Program is the signature conservation program among many projects sponsored by the Association to meet its mission: “to improve the quality of Toledo Bend Lake and the amenities surrounding it.” Photos of the anglers and their lunkers can be seen on the Toledo Bend Lunker Bass Program Facebook page and a complete list is also posted on www.toledobendlakeassociation.com. TBLA Official Weigh Stations are Toledo Town and Tackle, Buckeye Landing, Fin & Feather Resort, Fairmount General Store, Keith’s Toledo Bend Tackle, Holly Park Marina and Huxley Bay Marina. TBLA has posted signs at many area boat launches with the program rules. Congratulations to the anglers who have participated in this program.