Archive for April, 2008

GILBERT PARKS BOARD TO CONSIDER CLOSING URBAN PROGRAM

GILBERT PARKS BOARD TO CONSIDER CLOSING URBAN PROGRAM
On Thursday evening, May 1, the Gilbert Parks and Recreation Advisory Board will be deciding on a citizen proposal to drop Water Ranch Lake from the Urban Fishing Program and convert it to a catch and release, artificial fly and lure only fishery [...]

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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; many personal [...]

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White Mountains

White Mountains

NOTE: Higher elevation lakes are now ice-free. State Highway 261 is open to Big Lake and Crescent Lake, as well as most interior Forest roads.
Forest Roads 249, 24, northern portion of 25 to West Fork and Black River, and 26 are open.
State Highway 273 on the Apache Sitgreaves [...]

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Mogollon Rim

Mogollon Rim

Note: All lakes along the Mogollon Rim are now accessible. The Forest Service 300 road opened this week. For more information, contact the Black Mesa Ranger District office at (928) 535-4481 for information.
CHEVELON LAKE – Fishing is fair to good. Anglers have been catching good numbers of moderate [...]

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North Central Region

North Central Region

Note: Northern Pike have been illegally stocked in Francis Short. If you catch a Northern Pike at Francis Short Pond please REMOVE IT FROM THE POND.
WILLIAMS LAKES:
KAIBAB LAKE — Campground area is closed. Main parking lot and boat launch open for day use only. [...]

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Southwestern Arizona

Southwestern Arizona

LAKE HAVASU – The striped bass are now beginning to feed on large shallow topwater baits such as the Vixen in bone white, chartreuse shad, and shad shiner. These colors have been and continue to be the best producers on Havasu for striped bass. Consider the elements when choosing your presentation [...]

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Colorado River Northwest

Colorado River Northwest

LAKE POWELL – By Wayne Gustaveson. Lake elevation: 3,591. Water temp: 55-65 F
Bass are Building Nests!
Largemouth bass began nest construction this week as air temperature hit 80 degrees. Spawning is imminent with largemouth going first followed by smallmouth a few days later. Warming is long overdue but may [...]

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Central Arizona

Central Arizona

URBAN LAKES – Papago Ponds – An angler fished Papago last weekend and caught 17 largemouth bass, three channel catfish, and six large bluegills. The largest fish was 3 pounds and he used Senkos, Rat-L-Traps and spinnerbaits.
Fishing for catfish is good to excellent with new stockings every two weeks. [...]

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Rory’s Tip

Rory’s Tip

With a few minor exceptions, high country trout lakes are accessible.
This is the time to catch those larger hold-over trout that like to tail dance. Being some of the first to fish these picturesque mountain lakes is an adventure just waiting for you.
The Forest Service 300 (Mogollon Rim [...]

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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; many personal [...]

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