Two Anglers Add to Big Bass Catches at O.H. Ivie


SAN ANGELO, Texas — Two local anglers have secured their places in the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s ShareLunker program with bass catches from the O.H. Ivie Reservoir.

Cullie Belveal reeled in a 10.51-pound largemouth bass on April 3, earning a spot in the Strike King Elite Class. 

Cullie Belveal

Just days later, on April 7, Mat Pagan followed suit with a 25.75-inch bass, placing him in the Bass Pro Shops Lunker Class. 

Mat Pagan

The TPWD ShareLunker program invites anglers to participate in a year-long event that runs from January 1 through December 31. 

Participants who catch a largemouth bass weighing at least 8 pounds or measuring 24 inches are eligible to enter. 

Upon confirmation, anglers receive a "Catch Kit" that includes an achievement decal, exclusive merchandise, and various giveaways.

Moreover, every entrant is included in a grand prize drawing for a $5,000 shopping spree, among other prizes. 

Additionally, anglers who donate a bass weighing 13 pounds or more for spawning purposes are entered into another draw, which includes a $5,000 shopping spree and VIP access to the Toyota ShareLunker Annual Awards event.

This initiative contributes to bass conservation and breeding efforts. 

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