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Posted on July 27, 2011 | Permalink

Paralyzed Veterans of America Tournament

Type: Freshwater
Region: Northern
Location: Smallwood State park

Over the weekend PVA (Paralyzed Veterans of America) had a two day bass tournament in Smallwood State Park. The first day the Veterans fished by themselves being guided by the captains, and the second day they both fished. I helped out Sunday the second day of the tournament by clipping fins of the bass as they came off the scale. The point of clipping the fins is that during this week there is going to be an electro fishing survey to recover those bass. Based on the amount of fish recaptured we can estimate the mortality rate of the fish from the stresses of the tournament. Later this week I will put up another log about the electro fishing survey we are going to do. Overall it was a great weekend with the boats pulling in 605 pounds of bass from 61 boats. The biggest culled weight was around 17 pounds, the biggest bass was 6.11 pounds, and the 100 dollar prize for biggest snakehead went to a 6.88 pounder

Tags: Northern Snakehead, Largemouth Bass