Apache Lake 24-inch largemouth bass qualifies for Hawg Bass Challenge
Jake A. caught and released this 24-inch largemouth bass in April from Apache Lake.
Editor’s note: To complete the Memory challenge (there are also 10 pound/26 inch, and 5-pound/21-inch challenges), catch an 8 pound or 24 inch or larger largemouth bass. Verify your hawg by taking a picture of the fish while being weighed or measured following the rules and guidelines listed. Release your fish quickly (immediately after weighing or measuring) back into the lake where you caught it. Submit your picture via BFishing@azgfd.gov. Make sure you include a valid email address so that you can be contacted. A Department biologist will contact you to discuss all the great details of your catch and get your information to send you an AZ Hawg Bass fishing shirt and decal for your truck or boat to celebrate your catch. Your picture will also be posted on the Hawg Bass Conservation Board on FISHAZ.AZGFD.com.