Archive for September, 2008

Southeastern Arizona

URBAN LAKES –  Channel catfish were stocked last week. So get out your hot dogs, corn and chicken livers..
Where: Silverbell
When: 09/20/08
Caught: Not a thing/not even a bite
Technique: Shrimp, hot dogs, night crawlers
Comments: for just stocking it was bad fishing
Name: kelly

RIGGS FLAT — Fishing is fair with reports of a few fish [...]

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White Mountains

ACCESS 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

CHEVELON LAKE – Fishing has picked up a little.  According to anglers, it doesn’t appear that brown trout have entered their pre-spawning activity mode yet. Maybe in the next week or so.
This lake was stocked with 20,000 sub-catchable rainbow trout three weeks ago. Even though anglers may hook into some of those [...]

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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 AREA LAKES:
CATARACT LAKE — Campground is open.  Some larger catfish are being caught on worms and Power Bait. Fly-fishing for crappie has been good. [...]

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Southwestern Arizona

ALAMO LAKE – Well folks, the morning bass bite is hit-and-miss. A friend of mine, Denny, from Prescott, stated that he caught fish on topwater throwing a chartreuse buzz bait, and then really did good throwing white colored crankbaits.  I’ve also had people report that they did fair throwing white spinnerbaits [...]

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Colorado River Northwest

LAKE POWELL – Report Courtesy Wayne Gustaveson, Utah Division of Wildlife. September 19, 2008  By Wayne Gustaveson  Lake Elevation: 3627  Water Temp: 77-79 F. Darn old full moon really put the fish down early week. Fish are fat after chowing-down all summer on a surplus supply of shad. There is plenty [...]

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Central Arizona

URBAN LAKES – The Arizona Game and Fish stocked channel catfish on Sept. 18. All lakes will be stocked at two week intervals. See our website for a schedule of fish stockings (http://www.azgfd.gov/).
Catfish will be stocked four times through early November.  We will stock sunfish at the end of October and [...]

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Rory’s Tip

We are now officially into autumn – the fall equinox was Monday, Sept. 22. Plus, the moon is in the last quarter. We should be seeing terrific action in both the high country trout lakes and the desert bass lakes.
With the daytime temperatures in the lowlands pumping the thermometers into the [...]

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Southeastern Arizona

URBAN LAKES –  Channel catfish are scheduled to be stocked this coming week (the week of Sept. 15). So get out your hot dogs, corn and chicken livers.
RIGGS FLAT — Fishing is fair with reports of a few fish being caught in the late evenings on power bait and various spinners.
CLUFF [...]

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White Mountains

Note: The first day of autumn is Oct. 22. Fishing is picking up almost daily. As the nights get longer and cooler (sometimes cold) and the lake temperatures drop, corresponding trout activity levels will increase as the salmonids try to put on fat before winter conditions arrive. Fall is also the [...]

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