The next four weeks offer some of the best fishing available at Urban Program lakes. The lakes have been loaded with catfish all fall with one last stocking the week of Oct. 27 – Nov. 1. Stockings of hybrid and redear sunfish took place October 23 at all lakes. The first trout delivery for the [...]Read the rest of this entry >>
Archive for October, 2008
The channel catfish stocked into Veterans Oasis Lake in southeast Chandler this fall were recently joined by 4,000 new neighbors. Last week, Game and Fish stocked fingerling and juvenile bass, bluegill and redear sunfish into this new fishery to start building a healthy, balanced fish community in this 5-acre lake. The new fish residents are [...]Read the rest of this entry >>
Urban lakes were stocked with 5-7 inch hybrid sunfish and redear sunfish on October 23. These aggressive sunfish are stocked twice a year (fall and spring) to provide fishing fun for kids and families. Fish sizes ran on the smaller side this last delivery, but our productive lakes should support rapid growth. A truckload of [...]Read the rest of this entry >>
The fall catfish stocking season wraps up the week of Oct. 27 – Nov. 1 with another 14,000 pounds of fish delivered to the 20 Urban Fishing Program waters in the Phoenix and Tucson areas. Starting in a couple weeks, fish stocking trucks change from delivering channel catfish to rainbow trout. Lake temperatures are within [...]Read the rest of this entry >>
URBAN LAKES – Catfishing at urban lakes continues to be good to excellent with fall stockings well underway. Not much change in the top baits for channel cats: shrimp, stink baits and hot dogs. Activity is best in the evening and early morning with cooler temperatures making the cats active during [...]Read the rest of this entry >>
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 [...]
CHEVELON LAKE – Fishing is fair to good. Brown trout should be staging at the mouth of Chevelon Creek. Brown trout typically spawn in November. Try big streamers such as brown, black or green wooly buggers, Yeager buggers, muddler minnows, and semi-seal leeches
This lake was stocked with 20,000 sub-catchable rainbow trout [...]
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 closed. Fishing was fair over the weekend.
Technique:3 on spinners and 1 on Power Bait
Comments:landed one [...]
ALAMO LAKE – Well folks, you have not missed a lot out here this last week. The winds have blowing everyone off the lake for the most part. Anglers have reported a decent topwater bite when they could get out. Pop R’s and buzzbaits are working well. Throw right up in the [...]Read the rest of this entry >>
LAKE POWELL – By Wayne Gustaveson, Utah Division of Wildlife, Oct. 15 Report: The Bomber Long A Suspending jerk bait has been a very dependable sub-surface lure for me in current feeding conditions.
I went fishing on the morning of the Oct. 14 just to make sure the full moon hex was [...]