Archive for June, 2008

Southeastern Arizona

Southeastern Arizona

TUCSON URBAN — URBAN LAKES — Spring catfish stockings to end. There is one more catfish stocking the week of June 23-28.  Over 7,000 catfish were stocked every other week in the 19 Urban Fishing Program waters in the Phoenix and Tucson areas.  It takes two large stocking trucks with 20 [...]

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White Mountains

White Mountains

NOTE: State Highway 261 is open to Big Lake and Crescent Lake, as well as most main Forest roads, including the road to Reservation Lake on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation.
State Highway 273 on the Apache Sitgreaves National Forest is undergoing reconstruction and realignment and the following closures are in [...]

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Mogollon Rim

Mogollon Rim

Note:  Access roads are open to all the Mogollon Rim lakes. There is a Bald Eagle closure located in the northwest shore area of Woods Canyon Lake. The Bald Eagle closure area is marked by red signs. Access to the shore and parking a boat on the shoreline area that [...]

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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 open.  Main parking lot and boat launch open for day use only. Some trout are being [...]

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Want to cure the triple-digit fidgets?

Want to cure the triple-digit fidgets?
Trout fishing in the cool pines is a refreshing remedy
Want a cure for the triple-digit fidgets as record heat assaults the deserts? Trout fishing in the cool pines is a refreshing remedy.
“Escape the heat and yet celebrate the first days of summer with a trip to [...]

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Southwestern Arizona

Southwestern Arizona

LAKE HAVASU – The following report courtesy Debbie Blanchard, Anglers Pro Shop – Lake Havasu: Average surface water temperature is 75 degrees.  The striper bite is good to excellent as they are in full spawn mode, and are feeding on spawning shad as well.
The early morning bite with hard baits can [...]

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Central Arizona

Central Arizona

URBAN LAKES — Spring catfish stockings to end. There is one more catfish stocking the week of June 23-28.  Over 7,000 catfish were stocked every other week in the 19 Urban Fishing Program waters in the Phoenix and Tucson areas.  It takes two large stocking trucks with 20 compartments per [...]

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Rory’s Tip

Rory’s Tip

First, a little rumor control. There is a rumor that you shouldn’t eat trout caught from some of the lakes east of Flagstaff due to mercury issues — false, False, FALSE.
First, trout are stocked from our hatcheries where there is no possibility of mercury exposure.
However, because of what [...]

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Urban Fishing Bulletin June 8 – June 21

CATFISH STOCKING UPDATE
High biological activity at three Urban lakes led to unsuitable conditions for the stocking of channel catfish on Friday, May 30.  Water Ranch Lake in Gilbert experienced a late spring golden alga bloom as mentioned in the last Bulletin.  The lake management consultant applied an algaecide treatment to the lake over the course [...]

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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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