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Press Release

Lake Record Largemouth Bass Caught from Lake Oliver

September 14, 2007

Contact: Damon Abernethy at 334-353-0270
 
Aubrey Boothe of Coker, Ala. holds the lake record after catching an 11 pound, 10 ounce largemouth bass from the Oliver Pool on the Black Warrior River near Tuscaloosa. The fish, weighed on certified scales, was verified by Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) Fisheries Biologist Jerry Moss. It measured 25.5 inches in length, with a girth of 19.5 inches.
 
This was the third lake record largemouth bass accepted by the ADCNRs’ Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division since the “Alabama Angler Recognition Program” began in January of this year. The program recognizes anglers who catch large sportfish from Alabama waters, and seeks to establish lake records for black bass in all of Alabama’s public reservoirs. 
 
At the present time, only nine of the 64 public lakes or reservoirs in Alabama have established lake records for black bass species. To learn more about the Alabama Angler Recognition Program and to view current lake records, visit www.outdooralabama.com/fishing/freshwater/record/
 
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through five divisions: Marine Police, Marine Resources, State Parks, State Lands, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. To learn more about ADCNR, visit www.outdooralabama.com.
 
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