Archive for March, 2008

Southeastern Arizona

Southeastern Arizona

The ample winter rains and snow fall have kept all the regional lakes full. This combined with a large spawn last year should lead to great year of fishing. Water temperatures will warm up soon putting fish into pre-spawn mode causing them to feed voraciously; many personal bests could be [...]

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White Mountains

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 lakes are ice-covered to ice-free and are slightly turbid to turbid. Forest roads are closed. State Highway 261 is closed to Big Lake [...]

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Mogollon Rim

Mogollon Rim

Note: The Mogollon Rim streams are flowing high and some have ice-cover. Most lakes are ice-covered, except for Chevelon Canyon Lake. Most forest roads are closed and snow packed, but are open to snowmobilers. Contact the U.S. Forest Service’s Black Mesa office at (928) 535-4481 for the latest [...]

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North Central Region

North Central Region

Note: Some lakes ice-free, are open and accessible. Others might be ice-free but the roads are either covered in snow, or still closed. With the warming weather, the situation can sometimes change daily. As lakes become accessible, we will try to update to fishing report on the department’s [...]

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Southwestern Arizona

Southwestern Arizona

LAKE HAVASU – Report provided by Karen Coats at the Sandpoint Bait & Tackle Shop: Fred Tedesco of East Helena MT, got two stripers at 3 pounds each at 3 Dunes using jigs.
Dale Stanton of Sandpoint got two stripers at a total weight of 1.8 pounds at the AZ pump station [...]

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Colorado River Northwest

Colorado River Northwest

LAKE POWELL – By Wayne Gustaveson. Finally, the lake is starting to warm and consequently fishing has improved. Do not expect super fast fishing that happens when bass spawn or stripers stage. The expectation now is that the fishing excursions will be rewarded with a few fish instead of [...]

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Central Arizona

Central Arizona

URBAN LAKES – All Urban Fishing Program waters in the Phoenix and Tucson areas were stocked with 15-20 inch channel catfish on Friday, March 21. Nearly 14,000 pounds of Arkansas farm-raised catfish will be stocked into 19 Urban
Fishing Program lakes every two weeks through June. Try fishing worms, [...]

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Fishing Forecast for the White Mountains and Rim Lakes

Fishing Forecast for the White Mountains and Rim Lakes
By Mike Lopez
Region I Fisheries Program Manager
Winter weather in the White Mountains has left above average precipitation and high-country snowpack, already filling many lakes before spring runoff. This is great news for spring and summer trout fishing in the White Mountains and Mogollon Rim Country.
Much of the [...]

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Rory’s Tip

Rory’s Tip

Spring is here and fishing is busting loose. We are on the leading edge for some of the best fishing the state has seen in a couple of decades or so. Don’t miss out!
The hot spots right now are too numerous to list, but I’ll cover some of them. Keep in mind that wind [...]

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Southeastern Arizona

Southeastern Arizona

Southern Arizona Fishing Outlook
The ample winter rains and snow fall have kept all the regional lakes full. This combined with a large spawn last year should lead to great year of fishing. Water temperatures will warm up soon putting fish into pre-spawn mode causing them to feed voraciously; [...]

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