FWC Launches ‘Trophy Catch Florida’ Competition – Catch 1 of 10 Tagged Bass To Win a Share of $70K and Prizes

Toby Hazlewood

There are clues to the first two locations

The Florida Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation Commission has just shared details of the launch of the 10th annual 'Trophy Catch Florida' competition. There are 10 largemouth bass that have been tagged with bright pink tags in 10 freshwater locations across the state.

Anyone who catches a fish with a tag could be eligible to claim a share of $70,000 in cash and prizes!

Clues for two of the locations

In the launch video for the competition, Commissioner Lester of the Florida Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation Commission (FWC) gives a couple of clues to help people identify the freshwater fisheries where two of the trophy fish are located.

The first clue provided for a possible location of one of the 10 prize fish, is the 'lake of long boats'. Could this possibly be Lake Okeechobee, one of the best-known bass fishing lakes where narrow boats (that are also long!) are used by tourists to navigate the waterways?

The second clue offered by Commissioner Lester - a lake that's 'curious'.

Trophy Catch Florida are promising another 2 clues to locations via their Facebook page, to be released each Thursday in the coming weeks.

Largemouth bass in Florida

The competition is likely to attract quite a few to seek out the secret locations and hopefully catch the tagged fish. Whether any of the 10 fish are of record-breaking size remains to be seen (and probably depends on how long it takes for them to be caught!)

The largest recorded largemouth bass caught in Florida was back in 1986 - a 17.2 pound monster caught in Polk County by Billy O'Berry.

If you're interested in entering the competition, the best of luck to you!

What's the biggest fish you've ever caught in Florida's waters? Can you identify either of the two locations given the clues above? Let me know in the comments section below.

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