Lake Fork gives up first monster Texas bass of the season


And we’re off.

Big bass are being caught on many lakes around Texas this month, but the first 13-pounder was finally hauled in yesterday, and the location won’t surprise anyone.

David Roulston of Frisco kicked off the current ShareLunker season with his catch of a 13.88-pound largemouth bass from Lake Fork Nov. 20.

Roulston was fishing in 25 feet of water with a Brush Hog when the fish slammed his lure.

Roulston’s catch sets the bar for anglers hoping to become Angler of the Year. The person who catches the season’s largest entry will be named Angler of the Year and will receive a G. Loomis rod, Shimano reel and PowerPro line combination. If the Angler of the Year is a Texas resident, that person also receives a lifetime Texas fishing license.

Anyone legally catching a 13-pound or bigger largemouth bass from Texas waters, public or private, between October 1 and April 30 may submit the fish to the program. Fish will be picked up by TPWD personnel within 12 hours.