Archive for January, 2008

White Mountains

Note: Lakes and streams are ice-covered.  Forest roads are closed.
State Highway 261 is closed to Big Lake and Crescent Lake, as well as most interior Forest roads due to a recent snow storm. State Highway 273 on the Apache Sitgreaves National Forest is undergoing reconstruction and realignment and the following [...]

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Mogollon Rim

Note: The Mogollon Rim streams and lakes are ice-covered.  Forest roads are closed,  snow packed, and are open to snowmobiles.  Contact the US Forest Service’s Black Mesa office at 928-535-4481 for information.

CHEVELON CANYON LAKE — Forest road 169, north of Chevelon Canyon is open but is snow packed so drive [...]

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North Central Region

Note: The Mogollon Rim streams and lakes are ice-covered.  Forest roads are closed,  snow packed, and are open to snowmobiles.  Contact the US Forest Service’s Black Mesa office at 928-535-4481 for information.

CHEVELON CANYON LAKE — Forest road 169, north of Chevelon Canyon is open but is snow packed so drive [...]

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Southwestern Arizona

LAKE HAVASU – The decreasing water temperature and feeding activity of the striped bass has been impacted by the north winter winds that have been passing through Lake Havasu recently. The shad are still active however and very predominate in some areas of the lake and remains the choice of food for the stripers. Snag [...]

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Colorado River Northwest

LAKE POWELL — By Wayne Gustaveson. The first freeze occurred on Thanksgiving Day.  Fish respond to cold temperatures by exhibiting springtime behavior. Best fishing happens when water is warmest – usually in the afternoon. Feeding periods are farther apart meaning there are times when fish just will not bite. These dormant [...]

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Central Arizona

URBAN LAKES – Incentive trout were stocked occurred last week. We had two real nice trout come into the Region 6 office; one was 5.29 pounds and the other was about 3 pounds.  The 5 pounder looked like a salmon with the hook jaw, and it was taken out of Water Ranch [...]

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Rory’s Tip

Lots of runoff and above average snowpack – this is going to be a great fishing year.
However, the turbidity in many of the central Arizona lakes (and low water temperatures) may make fishing more challenging right now. Most of us aren’t well adapted to fishing turbid water. My best advice [...]

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Southeastern Arizona

TUCSON URBAN — Mark Robbins said that once again at Silverbell Lake, his 8-year-old daught Ellie Zion Marie caught a 14-inch trout, my son Ryan caught a 15-inch trout and I pulled in a 16-inch trout. “Great fishing that day for a total of six trout.”
The new, 2008 Urban Fishing Program [...]

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White Mountains

Note: Lakes and streams are ice-covered.  Forest roads are closed.
State Highway 261 is closed to Big Lake and Crescent Lake, as well as most interior Forest roads due to a recent snow storm. State Highway 273 on the Apache Sitgreaves National Forest is undergoing reconstruction and realignment and the following [...]

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Mogollon Rim

Note: The Mogollon Rim streams and lakes are ice-covered.  Forest roads are closed,  snow packed, and are open to snowmobiles.  Contact the US Forest Service’s Black Mesa office at 928-535-4481 for information.

CHEVELON CANYON LAKE — Forest road 169, north of Chevelon Canyon is open but is snow packed so drive [...]

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