Archive for February, 2008

Southeastern Arizona

TUCSON URBAN — Stocked with rainbow trout last week. Anglers using scented dough baits (such as Power Bait), worms fished under a bobber, or small trout lures have been successful. Best times to fish for trout generally are early morning, but some anglers have reported excellent fishing late afternoon..
RIGGS FLAT —Lake is closed for the [...]

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White Mountains

Note: Streams are flowing high. Many lakes are spilling, are very turbid, and are ice-covered to ice-free. Higher elevation lakes are still ice-covered. Lower elevation lake conditions can change from day-to-day and have unsafe ice.
Forest roads are closed. State Highway 261 is closed to Big Lake and Crescent Lake, as well as most interior Forest [...]

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Mogollon Rim

Note: The Mogollon Rim streams are flowing high and are ice-covered. The lakes are ice-covered.  All Forest roads are closed and snow packed, but are open to snowmobilers. Contact the U.S. Forest Service Black Mesa office at (928) 535-4481 for information.
CHEVELON CANYON LAKE — All Forest roads to Chevelon Lake are closed, including Forest [...]

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North Central Region

Most higher elevation lakes are ice covered.
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.
CITY RESERVOIR —  No reports. 
DOGTOWN LAKE — The picnic area, main parking lot [...]

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Southwestern Arizona

LAKE HAVASU – The striper bite is fair to moderate with the best times being pre-dawn and into to the late evening dark hours. Best baits for the early morning and late evening bite are the White Rattle Traps and Bass Assassins with green tails. The glow in the dark 4-5 inch Bass Assassin green paddle tail swim baits are working well [...]

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Colorado River Northwest

LAKE POWELL – By Wayne Gustaveson. Fish are waiting for the days to lengthen and the water to warm just a bit. For now the best fishing is under the marinas with night fishing being better than in daylight.
Powell Outlook: in trying to predict future fishing results, I have looked in the past for [...]

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Central Arizona

URBAN LAKES – Trout were stocked in all of the urban lakes last week.  Anglers using scented dough baits (such as Power Bait), worms fished under a bobber, or small trout lures have been successful.  Try fishing with minnows along the bottom for larger trout and the occasional bass or catfish.  Best time to fish [...]

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Fishing News

Fishing NewsArizona fishing outlook is best in 25 years“2008 is shaping up as the Year of the Pisces”This is shaping up to be the best fishing year in Arizona in 25 years – this may indeed be the Year of the Pisces.
According to Salt River Project (SRP), the projected runoff from the current snowpack is [...]

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Rory’s Tip

With the warmer weather for most of this week, with the exception of a small front expected on Thursday, expect the action to start heating up in the desert lakes — soon. The early bird-lakes are typically Alamo, Saguaro and Martinez.
With the longer days and increased sunlight penetration as the sun adjusts toward the springtime [...]

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Urban Fishing Program Bulletin Feb. 18 – March 2

STOCKING UPDATES:

Phoenix Area Lakes – Feb. 6 trout. Next stocking, trout the week of Feb 18-23.
Tucson Area Lakes – Feb. 6 trout. Next stocking, trout the week of Feb 18-23.
Green Valley Lakes (Payson) – Feb. 6 trout. Next stocking, trout the week of Feb 18-23.

AZ WILDLIFE VIEWS [...]

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