OSU Study Offers Sweet Deal for Anglers: Catch a Fish, Possibly Win $100

Wednesday, August 26th 2020, 7:28 am
By: Tess Maune

TULSA, Okla. -

Oklahoma State University researchers are offering a pretty sweet deal: Go striped bass fishing and possibly walk away with $100.

OSU has come up with a creative way to get information for a research project, while essentially paying anglers to catch fish.

OSU researchers have tagged nearly 500 striped bass in the Arkansas, lower Illinois, and lower Canadian rivers.

They’re working to find out know often and far fish travel. They're also want to learn more about the number and size of fish commonly caught by anglers. They'll compare that information with their electrofishing data to see if anglers are catching each size class of fish in proportion to their population.

The overall goal of the study is to better manage and enhance fish habitat for striped bass, which in turn will make striper fishing even better.      

Anyone who lands a tagged fish will have to go online and answer some questions about their catch, including the tag number. That will enter the person into a monthly drawing for $100.

The odds of winning depend on how many people respond each month.

You can read more about the study HERE