B.A.S.S. Conservation Partner AFTCO has updated their online fish care information at aftco.com, incorporating guidelines found in the time-tested B.A.S.S. booklet Keeping Bass Alive and more recent recommendations from Dr. Hal Schramm’s research on water temperature and post-release survival. Bass Care 101 covers basic fish-care information useful for recreational as well as tournament anglers.
Individuals — or organizations — who would like more detailed information on bass boat livewell management, or on tournament weigh-in Best Management Practices are encouraged to contact B.A.S.S. Conservation Director Gene Gilliland for advice specific to your situation that will help maximize the survival of bass that are caught and released.