Tyler Goetzman of Willis caught the first Budweiser Sharelunker of 2008 action with a 13.06-pound largemouth bass from Lake Conroe January 13. The 15-year-old was fishing a tournament when the fish took a Rat-L-Trap in six feet of water. The fish was 24 inches long and 20.25 inches in girth.
This is only the fourth time in the Budweiser ShareLunker program’s 21-year history that the season’s first entry came in January. Lake Conroe has now produced 12 ShareLunkers and ranks fourth in the number of entries from public waters, behind Lake Fork, Lake Alan Henry and Sam Rayburn Reservoir. Goetzman’s fish is number 442 in the list of ShareLunker entries.