A monster from Falcon

Falcon International Reservoir joined the ShareLunker action on Thursday, Feb. 7, with a 13.4-pound entry into the ShareLunker program. Isaac Denson of Monahans was fishing in two to three feet of water when the big bass hit about 11:30 a.m. The fish was 26.5 inches long and 20 inches in girth.

The fish was weighed and held for pickup at the official ShareLunker Weigh and Holding Station at Falcon State Park. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department staff from the A.E. Wood State Fish Hatchery in San Marcos picked the fish up and took it to San Marcos, where it is awaiting the results of DNA testing.

If the fish is pure Florida largemouth, it will be taken to the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens and held for spawning; otherwise, it will be returned to the lake as quickly as possible.The fish is the fifth entry of the season into the ShareLunker program, following entries from Lakes Austin, Fork (two entries) and Dunlap. The largest entry of the season to date is Richard Scibek’s 16.04-pounder caught from Lake Fork on Feb. 2.

Tuesday, 12 February 2013, 8:50  |  Edited for web by Conor Harrison