BAIT program Overview
The objective of the program since its inception has been to gather information on bass populations by combining the efforts of bass club members and state fisheries biologists. The BAIT Program summarizes catch data on reservoir bass populations that are collected and provided to us by participating clubs. This information is used by state fisheries biologists in combination with data from other sources as a basis for fisheries management decisions. Bass anglers use the report to establish future tournament sites, or to locate a reservoir that provides a particular type of fishing.
Through 2021, 16,178 tournament reports have been summarized. Anglers have spent 3,898,678 hours fishing that provided data for this program. They have contributed data from 1,082,314 bass that weighed 2,089,786 pounds.
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