PIT Tagging for the ShareLunker Program

Texas is using PIT tags to track big bass which contribute to their ShareLunker Program. The Center for Fisheries Technology features five vendors of PIT tags, so don’t forget to check when you’re looking for PIT technology solutions!

Tagging efforts help identify big bass that keep on giving

On Feb. 24, Nolan Sprengeler of Plymouth, Minnesota reeled in a whopper largemouth that weighed 13.89 pounds. Sprengeler subsequently put the fish on loan to Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Toyota ShareLunker program headquartered at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens…The fish had previously been fitted with a Passive Intergrated Transponder, commonly called PIT tag…The PIT tag inside Sprengeler’s fish identified it as the same Toyota ShareLunker bass Jim Smith of Weatherford caught at O.H. Ivie in March 2021. The fish weighed 14.22 pounds when Smith caught it two years ago. That’s when the PIT tag was originally installed.

Read the original article from Texas Outdoors here: https://www.beaumontenterprise.com/txoutdoors/article/tagging-efforts-help-identify-big-bass-keep-giving-17818240.php

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