It was my understanding that they used the fish for better genetics within their fisheries dept. and that they transplanted the fry back into the lakes of texas.
That makes alot of sense. Now that you mention that, I believe he said that they put the fry in many different private lakes owned by the TFFC. I will have to go back and rewatch it. I forgot that I recorded on my DVR player. LOLimonembad said:It was my understanding that they used the fish for better genetics within their fisheries dept. and that they transplanted the fry back into the lakes of texas.
Is Texas the only state with this type of program in the US?? ???LakeCityYankee said:I wish SC and many other states would take a lesson from them.
Where did you get that information from. They have taken bass and increased there growth tremendioulsy. If they didn't then we wouldn't have the funding for this program. We have produced MANY bass over the 15lb mark which was unheard of many years ago for the state of Texas. And then we are still surviving from the "bass virus." We may not be producing world record bass right now but just wait and see.oldschool said:So farTexas has not been successfull in improving on the growth rate of Florida strain LMB.
Florida strain LMB are a different specie of bass than northern LMB. For example Florida's have 64 to 69 lateral line pore scales and grow about 2 inches longer. Northern LMB have 58 or less lateral line pore scales and growth under 28" length.The larger skeleton carries more weight per inch, for example my largest northern LMB is 12.3 lbs and 26.5" long X 21" girth, the 18.8 Florida was 28.5" long X28" girth! Different bass that may look alike, they are not the same. There are a few In-Fisherman pitures published. Just don't like my photos being everywhere.KeithsCatch said:Oldschool, I would have to agree with you on this. Would love to see the pics of your fish that are bigger then 18lbs. I never get tired of seeing huge bass. One day I hope to have one on the end of my line.
However, I will say that I doubt bass grow faster anywhere in the country then right here in Florida. This is where they are from and we get up to 3lbs per year in some lakes. Not all lakes mind you. I have heard that the Stick Marsh had growth rates like that.