West Virginia improves live-release trailer

The conservation arm of the B.A.S.S. Federation Nation of West Virginia made significant improvements in fish care during tournaments in 2011.

The chapter's live-release trailer was equipped with a new micro pore diffuser plate and a pure oxygen supply. This, in addition to the healthy fish anglers brought to the weigh-in scales, contributed to a 98.47 percent healthy release rate.

"I attribute this [rate] to our members becoming better conservationists by taking extreme measures to care for their fish," said Jerod Harman, conservation director for the West Virginia B.A.S.S. Federation Nation.


This article is part of the Fisheries Management segment of the larger report, 2011 Annual Achievements in B.A.S.S. Conservation.