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Making Monsters

Series Details Efforts to Enhance Trophy Bass Fishing in Oklahoma

This past year, “Outdoor Oklahoma” magazine brought you the story of how the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation is working to produce trophy-size largemouth bass in our state. Our yearlong series titled “Making Monsters!” followed the dedicated Fisheries Division biologists and technicians at the Durant State Fish Hatchery as they produced a near-record crop of Florida largemouth bass fry and fingerlings, and then stocked those fish into dozens of lakes across Oklahoma. This annual production effort is aimed at creating better trophy bass fishing for Oklahoma anglers, and perhaps even growing the next state-record largemouth bass!