URBAN FISHING REPORT
Fishing activity has slowed over the summer due to high water temperatures and absence of fish stockings through July and August. Catfish up to four pounds are still being reported along with many in the two pound range, but catch rates are poor overall. The last seasonal (spring/summer) stocking of catfish was June [...]
Archive for July, 2008
URBAN FISHING REPORT
NEW INTERACTIVE FISHING MAP ON WEB
Ever wish you could use a computerized map of Arizona to reveal all the places to go fishing, the types of fish you can find and maybe even something about the facilities at each lake, river or stream? Well, just wave a magic wand over your computer because your wish [...]
CATFISH STOCKINGS TO RESUME IN FALL
There are no scheduled fish stockings at Urban Fishing Program waters from July 1 through September 15. Once lake temperatures begin to decrease entering the fall season, then catfish stockings can resume again. This fall, a total of four catfish stockings are planned at two week intervals before fish stockings [...]
URBAN — LAST STOCKING OF SPRING CATFISH SEASON was JUNE 23-28. No fish stockings are scheduled during July, August and the first half of September. Fall catfish stockings will resume in mid-September after lake and weather conditions improve enough to safely transport and stock catfish once again. Anglers can still [...]Read the rest of this entry >>
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 [...]
CHEVELON LAKE – Fishing is poor to fair for fly and spin anglers. This is a hike-in lake via a steep slope. There is not a lot of shore access. It is best fished from a float tube, inflatable or canoe. The lake is open to artificial lure and flies [...]Read the rest of this entry >>
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.
KAIBAB LAKE – Campground area is open. Fishing was good over the weekend. Stocked last week.
CATARACT LAKE – Campground is open. [...]
We analyzed some samples of bass from Alamo Lake at our Fisheries Health Lab in Pinetop, and were not able to make any conclusions on the “red spots” present on some of the fish. We’re pretty certain that it is not one of the grubs or other fairly large parasites, [...]
Colorado River Northwest
LAKE POWELL – Lake Elevation: 3633 Water Temp: 79-85 F
July 16, 2008
By Wayne Gustaveson
Lake Powell is still rising, but just barely. It will peak very shortly and then start a slow decline. Stabilization will improve bass fishing success. Striped bass fishing success is slowing with full moon lurking [...]
URBAN LAKES – June 23-28 was the last week for catfish stockings at the urban lakes this summer. With the lake temperatures climbing rapidly towards 90 degrees and air temperatures well above 100, it becomes impractical to haul live fish into Arizona’s urban lakes. Fall catfish stockings will resume [...]Read the rest of this entry >>