Archive for December, 2008

Game and Fish is seeking a contractor to conduct Sport-fishing education programs for the public

The Arizona Game and Fish Department is looking to contract with someone who has fundamental fishing knowledge and skills and who is able to conduct sport-fishing education programs in the Phoenix metropolitan area and communities in the northern half of Arizona.
As the Phoenix sport fishing education contractor, the person selected would be teaching the fundamentals [...]

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Rory’s Tip

Lots of snow in the high country (and mid-elevation areas) and soil-saturating rain just about everywhere might make fishing right now a little challenging for most species except for trout (in places where there is little or no runoff), but I am excited (almost salivating) about the fishing outlook with the New Year approaching.
Last year’s bountiful [...]

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URBAN FISHING REPORT

The December 10 trout stocking included a large number of big trout over two pounds.  Most fish weighed at least a pound and numerous whoppers up to four pounds were released.  Word has it that more big trout will be stocked in the coming weeks as our Colorado trout suppliers report plenty of big fish [...]

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PELICANS FLY OFF-COURSE, VISIT URBAN LAKES

Two brown pelicans have been seen at Urban Fishing Program lakes recently.  One pelican stayed at Papago Park in Phoenix over three weeks establishing a reputation as a fish thief.  Anglers reported watching the large bird swoop from the palm trees to dive and catch up to five or six trout a day.  On one [...]

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INCENTIVE TROUT STOCKINGS SCHEDULED JANUARY 5-10

To kick off the New Year in a big way, the Urban Fishing Program (UFP) will be stocking incentive size trout at all UFP lakes.  Incentive stockings include many trout from 13-18 inches with some even larger over four pounds.  On average, one in every four trout is a whopper over 13 inches with the [...]

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HOLIDAY CHECKLIST REMINDERS

Pick up the new 2009-2010 Arizona Fishing Regulation booklet at your local license dealer.  There are big changes in bass limits on the Salt River lakes.  Go to www.azgfd.gov to view the new regulations.
While you are at it, make sure to get the 2009 Urban Fishing Program brochure.
After December 31, you will need a [...]

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2009-10 Fishing Regulations are now available Should make superb seasonal stocking stuffers

PHOENIX – Just in time to be stocking stuffers for your favorite outdoor enthusiast, the newly printed 2009-10 Arizona Fishing Regulations are now available for free at all fishing license dealers in the state, including all Arizona Game and Fish Department offices.
The theme of this year’s fishing regulations also dovetail well with [...]

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Southeastern Arizona

TUCSON URBAN — Trout are being stocked this week. Rainbow trout stockings will continue all winter long at two-week intervals.  Trout range in size from 11-12 inches in length, with some recently stocked fish in the 14-18 inch range.
Fishing is good to excellent for anglers using scented dough baits (such as [...]

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White Mountains

Note: Winter conditions prevail, so please check road conditions before going. As of this writing, all lakes are accessible, but that can change rapidly if the area experiences snowfall. Many lakes have ice around the rim, some are iced over. Check individual reports. Keep in mind that freezing cold nights could [...]

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Mogollon Rim

Note: Winter conditions prevail so contact the US Forest Service’s Black Mesa Ranger District office at (928) 535-7300 for up to date information about road, camping, and Forest conditions.
CHEVELON LAKE – Fishing is fair. The brown trout spawn has likely ended. Try big streamers such as brown, black or green wooly [...]

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