Winder angler claims ’19 Georgia Bass Slam of year

Catching a Georgia Bass Slam is already an accomplishment, but it’s even better when you win the annual grand prize for the 2019 Bass Slam. Of the 37 anglers who completed a Slam last year, the 2019 winner is Eric Runge of Winder, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. With Runge’s victory, now is the time to start working on a 2020 Slam.

What is a Georgia Bass Slam? Catch (at least) five of the different black bass species found in Georgia that make up a Georgia Bass Slam. This program recognizes anglers with the knowledge and skill to catch different species of bass in a variety of habitats across the state, while also stimulating interest in the conservation and management of black bass and their habitats.

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