Angler Recognition Program
Florida Freshwater Fishing
TrophyCatch is Florida’s most popular reason to go bass fishing! It offers great prizes for anglers who document and release largemouth bass 8 pounds and over. You must have a scale and camera to capture the required photo of the entire fish (head to tail) on a scale with the weight legible.
- Gift cards provided by Bass Pro Shops and/or Rapala
- Products from SpiderWire, Glen Lau and other partners
- Discounts offered by Fitzgerald Rods, New Wave Taxidermy and American Registry
- Registering automatically enters you in a free random drawing to win a Phoenix bass boat powered by Mercury and anchored by Power-Pole.
Data collected from over 4,000 TrophyCatch submissions so far provides Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission biologists with the number of trophy-sized bass being caught and released around Florida, helping to identify productive waterbodies for future lake management planning. More details can be found at TrophyCatchFlorida.com/research.
Stay in the Know
Visit TrophyCatchFlorida.com to register and submit your catch for great prizes. While there, you can sign up for program email updates and be sure to “Like” us on FaceBook.com/TrophyCatchFlorida and follow us at YouTube.com/TrophyCatchFlorida for the latest catches and information.
This program would not be possible without TrophyCatch partners, which include Bass Pro Shops, Phoenix Boats, Mercury Marine, Rapala, SpiderWire, Power-Pole, American Outdoors Fund which provides the TrophyCatch Championship Ring, and others. Thank them for their support and investment in the conservation of Florida’s trophy bass.
The “Big Catch” Angler Recognition Program rewards anglers who catch a memorable-sized fish. Florida Freshwater fish illustrates the 33 species of freshwater fish included and qualifying sizes, as well as State Records. If you catch a possible state record, obtain an application at Bit.Ly/FL-RecordFish and call your nearest regional office.