Archive for August, 2008

Public input sought on proposed fishing regulation changes

Public input sought on proposed fishing regulation changes

PHOENIX – How would you like a one-of-a-kind, catch-and-release fishery for feisty roundtail chub at Fossil Creek, which is one of the state’s two travertine streams (Havasupai is the other)?
Can you imagine spear fishing for striped bass at Lake Pleasant in the future?
How [...]

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Southeastern Arizona

RIGGS FLAT — Fishing is fair with reports of a few fish being caught in the late evenings on power bait and various spinners.

Where:
Riggs Flat

When:
08/13/08

Caught:
Rainbow Trout

Technique:
Surface with bobber using Canadian and trout worms, flouescent green power bait, and red salmon eggs. Caught one on a florescent green spinner lure.

Comments:
My daughter and [...]

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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

Angler report:

Where:
Mogollon Rim

When:
08/15/08

Caught:
Rainbow Trout

Technique:
Night Crawlers & Spinners

Comments:
Fishing has been GREAT at Knoll Lake, Bear Canyon, Woods Canyon

Name:
Anthony Reiss

CHEVELON LAKE – Fishing is fair. Try fishing at first or last light for the best results. This is a hike-in lake via a steep slope. There is not a lot of shore [...]

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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.  Fishing was fair over the weekend.  Try Pistol Petes for crappie and worms for catfish and [...]

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Southwestern Arizona

LAKE HAVASU/TOPOCK GORGE – The following report is courtesy Georgia with Capt. Doyle’s River Excursions/Fun Fishing Guide Service: Limits of stripers are doable in the Topock Gorge, but anglers must keep on the move. Average sizes remain in the 1- to 2-pound range, but a few up to 5-pounds have [...]

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Colorado River Northwest

LAKE POWELL – Report Courtesy Wayne Gustaveson, Utah Division of Wildlife: Lake elevation: 3,632 Water temp: 80-87 F. Waning moon, good night bite.
Hite remains the best fishing destination this week. Bright moon will further compress dwindling boils to evening events only. Slurps begin about 2 PM but they are [...]

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Central Arizona

URBAN LAKES – There are no scheduled fish stockings at Urban Fishing Program waters from July 1 through Sept. 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 [...]

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Pine man launches counter strike in fish war

Pine man launches counter strike in fish war

Reprinted Courtesy the Payson Roundup
By Pete Aleshire, Roundup staff reporter, Aug. 12
Let the wars begin.
And the mystery endures.
Pine and Strawberry are battling to the last clipped barb for bragging rights to the most absurdly, deliciously, ridiculously oversized fish caught in the East Verde.
Specifically, [...]

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Rory’s Tip: This is a week for great fish tales

This is a week for great fish tales.
But before we get to the tales, here’s a quick rundown of hot fishing action:
Fishing is great in most high country lakes especially just before afternoon rain showers. The top spots typically deeper lakes like Big Lake, Willow Springs, Bear Canyon. Knoll and Chevelon Canyon, [...]

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