Canada club still monitoring tagged bass

AURORA, Ontario — Members of the Aurora Bassmasters are highlighting the club's five-year bass tagging project on Lake Simcoe through the use of web forums and press releases.

"Although the five-year project is now officially over, tagged bass are still being caught," explained Aurora Bassmasters member Wil Wegman. "We're still letting anglers know what to do if they catch a tagged bass."

The club also created and distributes "Catch and Call: You Can Help Us All" signs around Lake Simcoe about the bass tagging program.

As part of this program, half of the tagged bass caught and reported were previously fizzed. Club volunteers therefore set up two fizzing stations at late fall bass tournaments to fizz bass and show others the proper way to do this procedure.

In all, the continuation of this project required six volunteers to contribute 25 man-hours.