Angler Pulls 'Elite' Class Bass from Twin Buttes Reservoir


SAN ANGELO – While O.H. Ivie reservoir is churning out a record number of monster bass this year, one angler pulled a whopper from the waters of Twin Buttes that was also submitted to the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department's ShareLunker Program.  

Mark Flores submitted an 11.30-pound bass to the TPWD ShareLunker program. Mark caught this bass from Twin Buttes Reservoir on 03/01/2023 and was awarded Elite status.

In a social media post, Flores said, "This day I was actually fishing for bass. But with minnows and a float. Seen em jumping around everywhere. His just happened to Bless Me!"

Mark Flores 11.30 lb Bass from Twin Buttes (Courtesy/TPWD)

Mark Flores 11.30 lb Bass from Twin Buttes (Courtesy/TPWD)

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I like to see regular folks, not serious bass fishermen who spend an arm and a leg for boats, electronics, tackle and lures, catch a giant that bass fishermen would die for, with a simple hook, bobber, and a minnow. Good for you sir.

I am reminded of fishing for crappie with such a setup at Nasworthy.  Smaller fish, not much fight, but absolutely wonderful eating.  My father and me... days long gone by.

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