As the weather has improved over the last few weeks, so has the fishing around West Texas lakes. Many West Texans have reached for their tackleboxes and fishing poles. The Texas Park and Wildlife Department has just revealed that four more fishermen have caught some record largemouth bass that qualify for the Legacy Class ShareLunker record books.

Bud Robey of New Carlisle, Ohio, caught a 14.18-pound ShareLunker, on March 17; Kyle Hall of Granbury, Texas, caught a 15.82-pound ShareLunker on March 18; Larry Walker from Irving, Texas, reeled in his second Legacy Class fish with a 13.62-pound ShareLunker, on March 20, and Scott Hines of Fort Cobb, Oklahoma, caught a 13.22-pound ShareLunker, also on March 20.

Kyle Hall’s fish is the largest this season and the 37th-heaviest largemouth bass in Texas history. Furthermore, Hall is the only fisherman to catch and register a Legacy Class ShareLunker consecutively in the last three seasons since 2022.

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Natalie Goldstrohm, Toyota ShareLunker program coordinator, says that the O.H. Ivie reservoir continues to attract anglers from across the United States with the trophy-sized lunkers it's been producing.

“The run of Legacy Class ShareLunkers continues strong in west Texas, and O.H. Ivie continues to attract anglers,” said Goldstrohm. “This reservoir has established itself as a top destination for many trophy largemouth bass anglers and it is no surprise that Kyle Hall and others target these giants at O.H. Ivie year after year. Source: TPWD

The Toyota ShareLunker program gets its name from Toyota auto manufacturer that sponsored the very first event back in 1986. "ShareLunker" comes from the pride of fishermen, as it encapsulates the essence of wanting to "share" their big "lunkers", also known as largemouth bass (or generally impressive fish caught while fishing in a Texas lake).

I advise you to grab your tacklebox, fishing pole, lawn chair, cooler, and fishing license. Then head out to your favorite water hole and get your line wet. I hope you set the next lake record.

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