Stan Lafever of Camanche, Calif. broke last's year Personal Best catch with this 12-4 largemouth bass from New Hogan Lake this month.
Prior to December of 2014, Lafever had fished Hogan for three decades with his best going for 8-pounds. Last year he caught a personal record double-digit on the lake.
This month, he broke last year's record, catching this 12-4, within a 1000-yards of last year's catch.
“Geographically, it wasn’t that far apart,” said Lafever. “There is some talk of it being the same fish. Last year, we didn’t get to weigh it; we just knew it was big. This year, we got to put it on a scale.”
He noted that it was the only bite that he got all day.
The conditions were post frontal. The lake high for the day was 61 degrees. It was slightly stained - tea colored. The water levels are low and there is no dock available for launching