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Protect Lake Tawakoni's Trophy Blue Catfish

967 Signatures Goal: 1,500

If you have ever caught a trophy blue catfish on rod n' reel, you understand the thrill and excitement a fisherman experiences once landed after such an epic battle. How much more exciting to see a youngster experience such a feat!

No place in Texas has this happened more than the great Lake Tawakoni. Over the years, more large blue catfish have been caught on rod n' reel, than any other lake in Texas.

Although many anglers release the large fish, Lake Tawakoni has never been more crippled and exhausted of it's large trophy blue catfish as it is today. In the last 5 years, huge numbers of large catfish have been harvested from it's waters.

With the legalization of hand fishing (noodling) and the excessive trot liners and sophisticated jug liners, the harvest of trophy blue catfish (Blue Catfish 10lbs or larger / 30" or greater) has recently been tremendous. Blue catfish anglers who have fished the lake the past 15 years report more than a 50% reduction in catch rates of large catfish on rod n' reel.

Recently, it has come to the attention of the Texas Parks and Wildlife fisheries department of the over harvest of large blue catfish. Understanding how important this lake is to the trophy CPR angler (Catch, Photo & Release) the department would like to know how many anglers actually desire to protect and promote the sport of CRP, in regards to blue catfish.

A implementation of a slot or other restriction is very possible in the near future on Lake Tawakoni. We need your help.

Even if you do not fish Tawakoni often, we ask that you support our cause and sign our petition to implement a restriction against harvesting large trophy blue catfish.

**NOTE** If you, or someone you know has a comment based on a story or experience of over harvest of large catfish, please share in the "comments" section of the petition.

Tight Lines,

Michael Littlejohn




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  • mike zamora
    mike zamora United States
    Jun 08, 2015
    Jun 08, 2015
    I'm a avid cpr rod and reel only angler and agree 100% with this petition
  • raymond mercer
    raymond mercer United States, San Antonio
    Jun 03, 2015
    Jun 03, 2015
    needs to be state wide or any water over a 1000 acre s in size / to many big cats get waisted because they have been drove around town showing them off the tossed when they draw flys /jmo
  • Israel Laboy Jr
    Apr 28, 2015
    Apr 28, 2015
    Catch and release trophy cats. For the younger generation.
  • Israel Laboy Jr
    Israel Laboy Jr United States, Kingston
    Apr 28, 2015
    Apr 28, 2015
    Catch and release trophy cats. For the younger generation.
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