Angler Recognition Programs
Celebrating 11,000 caught, documented and released bass including 100 Hall of Fame wins of bass weighing over 13 lbs.
Become a Citizen-Scientist!
- Create Citizen-Scientists of our anglers who are focused on trophy bass to help FWC better enhance, conserve, and promote trophy bass fishing.
- Encourage catch-and-release of the biggest, oldest, most valuable bass.
- Promote Florida’s freshwater fishing by collaborating with anglers, fishing-related businesses and local communities.
Get the latest updates:Want to know which lakes are hot or who has the biggest bass so far this season? Simply sign up for program only emails at TrophyCatch.com, and “Like” or “Follow” us on Facebook and YouTube/TrophyCatchFlorida for the latest catches and partner information.
Big CatchCelebrates anglers who land memorable-sized catches of 33 different freshwater species! Flip to Freshwater Fish of Florida to find out more about our Big Catch program and how to become an Elite Angler.
State RecordThere are important details to know if you catch a possible Florida state record. Call the nearest FWC Regional Office to report a record. Learn more at BigCatchFlorida.com/State-Record.aspx
How to submit your 8 lbs. or larger bass:
Season 8 Champion