Damon Abernethy, the reservoir management biologist in charge of the program, said the achievement levels could be different for each body of water.
"This is something the fishermen have wanted for a long time - particularly keeping lake records," Abernethy
said."It gets to be a pretty big task for all the species.As far as lake records are concerned, we're going to go with just black bass.As soon as we get that established, we're going to look at other species."
For the Master and Trophy certifications, an application form must be filled out and returned to Abernethy
"The lengths will correspond with weights," Abernethy
"Any angler who qualifies in either the master or trophy level for all four species of black bass will receive the Black Bass Grand Slam plaque," Abernethy
."That's going to be quite an accomplishment." All applications must be mailed to Damon Lee Abernethy, Reservoir Management Biologist, Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries, 64 N. Union St., Suite 551, Montgomery, AL 36130.