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What Bass Anglers Need to Know About Water Quality

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HOUSTON— A panel of experts gathered at the 2017 Bassmaster Classic, hosted by the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, to illustrate the direct connection between clean water, stronger fisheries, and more action in anglers boats. “The future of our fishing access and opportunity is directly tied to clean water and healthy habitat,” writes TRCP Media Relations Director Kristyn Brady. “But there are increasing concerns for bass anglers as water quality issues, like toxic algal blooms, arise across the U.S. This threatens not only our recreational fishing opportunities, but also the local economies that depend on sportsmen dollars.”

“That’s why we gathered reporters, fisheries experts, and policy leaders over the weekend at the 2017 GEICO Bassmaster Classic, hosted on Lake Conroe in Houston. Conroe itself is a recovered fishery—a public-private partnership allowed local volunteers to restore hundreds of acres of shoreline habitat that was critical to rebuilding stocks over the years. The fact that we were sitting ringside at one of the most exciting events of the bass tournament circuit, discussing collaborative conservation solutions like this, was fitting.”

Scope the full breakdown from the TRCP website, including:

  • ‘Algae Thick Enough for Critters to Walk On’
  • Quality and Quantity Matter
  • Reservoir Health and Wealth
  • Bass and Farm Bill Bucks
  • Growing Awareness and Action


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