A 1972 survey was taken of Texas bass clubs todetennine the number and location of organizations. their membership, club objectives, tournament regulations, fishing success and estimated harvest of bass from Texas reservoirs. Questionnaires were sent to 206 clubs, and reports were received from 170 of the groups during this study. The 170 reporting organizations collectively held 1,755 tournaments in 1972. Harvest records revealed an average catch per unit effort of 0.17 bass and/ OT O.28tb. per man-hour. Harvest from tournament lakes was, in most cases, less than 0.50 lb. per acre and was not considered harmful to bass populations at this time.

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