Archive for December, 2007

Southeastern Arizona

TUCSON URBAN — Channel catfish are being stocked this week.
RIGGS FLAT —The road to the lake has been closed for the season. 
CLUFF RANCH — The lake has been stocked with trout.  Fishing for warmwater species slow with a few reports of largemouth bass being caught. For lake information call (928) 485-9430.
ROPER LAKE — [...]

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White Mountains

Note: Heavy winter storms have hit the White Mountains over the last couple weeks, dropping significant rain and snow.  Most streams are flowing high and muddy due to this heavy precipitation. Lake levels have likely come up considerably with the heavy runoff and may be turbid. The lakes may also have a thin layer of [...]

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Mogollon Rim

Note: Heavy winter storms have hit the Mogollon Rim over the last couple weeks, dropping significant rain and snow.  Most streams are flowing high and muddy due to this heavy precipitation. Lake levels have likely come up considerably with the heavy runoff and may be turbid. The lakes may also have a thin layer of [...]

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North Central Region

Winter conditions have finally arrived. For those lakes with open water, expect rimming ice.
WILLIAMS LAKES:   KAIBAB LAKE —  Campground area is closed.  Main parking lot and boat launch open for day use only. No reports on fishing. 
CATARACT LAKE — Campground is closed.  Lake is open for walk in fishing. The water level has increased to near [...]

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Southwestern Arizona

LAKE HAVASU –There has been some good early morning striper action from Black Rock/California Bay north to Chalk Cliffs using white Rat L Traps, white Sassy Shads and green Glow & Chart Back Pointer 128s or 100s.  Later morning hours use large spoons (3/4 to 3 ounce) either vertically jigged though deep shad schools or trolled though shallower [...]

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Colorado River Northwest

LAKE POWELL — By Wayne Gustaveson. Lake Elevation: 3,599. Water Temp: 59-61. The first freeze of the season occurred on Thanksgiving Day. The cold temperature finally allowed the water surface temperature to dip into the high 50s. Fish respond to cold temperatures by exhibiting springtime behavior. Best fishing happens when water is warmest – usually [...]

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CENTRAL ARIZONA

URBAN LAKES – Trout stocking is scheduled for the week of Dec. 10-15 in the Phoenix, Tucson and Payson Urban Lakes.
As the 2007 year comes to a close, so does your chance to get one of your big fish into the record books. The 2007 Urban Fishing Program Big Fish-of-the-Year contest has one month to go. [...]

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Salt River lakes get a 12,634-bass boost

Salt River lakes get a 12,634-bass boostThere were 12,634 largemouth bass were stocked into three Salt River lakes in late November as part of the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s ongoing efforts to improve the fisheries at Canyon, Apache and Saguaro lakes.
All three fisheries have been impacted by golden alga blooms the past several years. [...]

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Rory’s Tip

Welcome rain and snow have chilled down the state’s waters. This means the fishing has slowed down for warmwater species. On the flip side, we have more optimum conditions for winter trout fishing.
So get out your lightweight spinning rods and grab some Power Bait, night crawlers and inline spinners. Catching some trout might just make [...]

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Urban Fishing Bulletin: For the weeks of December 10 – 23, 2007

FISH STOCKING PROCESS EARNS TOP AWARD
The Arizona Game and Fish Department was recently informed by the Arizona Quality Alliance (AQA) that the Urban Fishing Program Fish Stocking process has been selected as a Showcase in Excellence Award recipient of the 2007 AZ State Quality Awards Program!  This prestigious award recognizes Urban Fish Stocking process [...]

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