Archive for November, 2008

REMINDER: Stay on the lookout for golden alga

It has now been three years since the problematic golden alga was first discovered in Urban Fishing Program waters.  Five of our lakes are known to be infested with the microscopic alga:  Alvord, Cortez, Desert West and Papago Lakes in Phoenix, and Water Ranch Lake in Gilbert. Urban Program biologists and park staff continue to [...]

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Trout season is off to a great start

All 21 lakes were successfully stocked with an excellent load of rainbow trout on the season opening date of November 13. Stocking crews were met by excited anglers that enjoyed watching the fish being poured into the lakes.  News channels 10 and 3 provided excellent coverage of the Phoenix metro lakes and TV 9 came out [...]

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Catch some holiday spirit at the ‘Welcome Back the Trout’ party

TEMPE – Catch the holiday spirit at the “Welcome Back the Trout” celebration at Tempe Town Lake after school lets out in the afternoon on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving.
It’s an annual Arizona holiday tradition!
Once again this year the Town of Tempe and the Arizona Game and Fish Department are teaming up [...]

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Southeastern Arizona

TUCSON URBAN — Rainbow trout was stocked at all urban waters on Nov. 13 and will continue to be stocked every two weeks from November through March.  Fishing should be good to excellent for anglers using scented dough baits (such as Power Bait), worms or small trout lures.  All lakes were recently [...]

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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 is fair. Brown trout typically spawn in November and can often be found where Chevelon Creek enters the lake. Try big streamers such as brown, black or green wooly buggers, Yeager buggers, muddler minnows, and semi-seal leeches
This is a hike-in lake via a steep slope. There very little [...]

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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 closed.  Fishing was fair over the weekend.
Where:Kaibab lake
When:10/12/08
Caught:4 trout
Technique:3 on spinners and 1 on Power Bait
Comments:landed one [...]

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Southwestern Arizona

ALAMO LAKE – Report courtesy Mark Knapp, Alamo Lake State Park. Well folks, winds and cold fronts pretty well sum up this week out here.    According to the weather forecast, and my neck, we’re in for some decent weather for the rest of the week.   This morning the lake was like glass [...]

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Colorado River Northwest

LAKE POWELL — By Wayne Gustaveson, Utah Division of Wildlife: LAKE POWELL – Courtesy Wayne Gustaveson, Utah Division of Wildlife (Wayne’s Words): It has been a great fishing season but this is my last regular report for the year. Next week we head up lake for annul gill net sampling, so I [...]

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Central Arizona

CENTRAL ARIZONA LAKES
URBAN LAKES — Rainbow trout was stocked at all urban waters on Nov. 13 and will continue to be stocked every two weeks from November through March.  Fishing should be good to excellent for anglers using scented dough baits (such as Power Bait), worms or small trout lures.  All [...]

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