The Arizona Game and Fish Department is launching a new program to encourage anglers to learn more about trout fishing in Arizona.
The Arizona Trout Challenge Program is an incentive program that highlights the state’s unique species, waters, and fishing opportunities.
Any angler completing the Challenge will receive a certificate featuring the species caught along with the date and location.
In addition, the first group of anglers to complete the Challenge will receive other items that may include a sweatshirt, hat, and/or water bottle.
As a part of the program, there are two different ways to complete the Challenge. The first is the Wild Trout Challenge, focusing on waters with naturally reproducing Gila, Apache, brown, brook, or rainbow trout.
The second is the Arizona Trout Challenge, which includes unique species such as cutthroat trout, tiger trout, and grayling, as well as hatchery-reared trout.
For more information, visit www.azgfd.gov.