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The Toledo Bend Lake Association (TBLA) awarded 45 lunker bass replicas to anglers at the Toledo Bend Sealy Outdoors Big Bass Splash at Cypress Bend Park on Sunday, May 20. Dinah Medine, coordinator of the TBLA Lunker Bass Program, presented the replicas to the anglers from Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas. Among the 45 fish caught, 33 were in the 10-pound class, 5 in the 11-pound class, and one fish weighed in over 12 pounds. The largest fish weighing in at 12.12 was caught by Larry Mallet of Groves, Texas, qualifying at number 99 in the “Top 100” largest reported largemouth bass caught on Toledo Bend. Four of the fish caught and released were previously tagged fish in the TBLA Lunker Bass Replica Program. Photos of the anglers and their lunkers can be seen on the Toledo Bend Lunker Bass Program Facebook page, and a complete list is also posted on This year’s replicas were produced for TBLA by Scottie’s Taxidermy. Congratulations to all the anglers who have earned lunker replicas. The 2018-2019 TBLA Lunker Bass Program runs from May 2018 to May 2019. TBLA will award the lunker replicas at the Sealy Outdoors Toledo Bend Big Bass Splash in May at Cypress Bend Park Pavilion. The awards should start between 2 and 3 pm, after the final tournament weigh-in! Recipients are encouraged to attend the awards ceremony.