ShareLunker Finerlings Stocked in O.H. Ivie


BALLINGER, TX — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Inland Fisheries San Angelo District announced Thursday afternoon that O.H. Ivie is now stocked with the latest ShareLunker Large Mouth Bass Fingerlings.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Inland Fisheries San Angelo District made a post on Thursday afternoon, June 14, thanking fishermen in the ShareLunker program for donating their fish and making this latest group of fingerlings possible.

"Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center delivered some ShareLunker fingerlings to be stocked in O.H. Ivie.," the post read. "Thanks to all anglers donating their bass this year to make this possible."

Fingerlings stocked in O.H. Ivie

Fingerlings stocked in O.H. Ivie

(Credit: Inland Fisheries San Angelo District - Texas Parks and Wildlife)

Fingerling is a broad term applied to a juvenile fish that is about the size of a finger.  The definition of what length classifies a fish as a fingerling varies between species, but the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) generally defines a fingerling as ranging in length from 10 to 15 centimeters. 

While these fish are not mature as of yet, they will certainly continue to grow throughout the summer and the rest of the year. It is vital to allow these fish to mature so that the ShareLunker program can continue.

So far, in 2024, the Texas Parks and Wildlife reported that they stocked 54,286 fingerlings into O.H. Ivie. Many of these fish will not reach adulthood, but for the few that do, they should become potential monsters that end up on the end of a fishing pole.

Subscribe to the LIVE! Daily

The LIVE! Daily is the "newspaper to your email" for San Angelo. Each content-packed edition has weather, the popular Top of the Email opinion and rumor mill column, news around the state of Texas, news around west Texas, the latest news stories from San Angelo LIVE!, events, and the most recent obituaries. The bottom of the email contains the most recent rants and comments. The LIVE! daily is emailed 5 days per week. On Sundays, subscribers receive the West Texas Real Estate LIVE! email.


Most Recent Videos

Post a comment to this article here: