Archive for January, 2009

White Mountains

Note: Most high mountain lakes as well as streams are ice covered. Check ice thickness before venturing out on lakes.  State Highway 261 is closed to Big Lake and Crescent Lake.  State Highway 273 on the Apache Sitgreaves National Forest is undergoing reconstruction and realignment and the following closures are in effect. State Highway 273 [...]

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Southwestern Arizona

LAKE HAVASU — Lake Level 446.87
Report courtesy John Galbraith of Anglers Pro Shop, Lake Havasu City
Striped bass bite good during predawn and after dark hours using snagged or throw netted live shad, hyper striper stump jumper jigs in pearl, gray and chartreuse shad with 4-inch hyper tails or Sassy Shads used as trailers.  Cast or troll these [...]

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Colorado River Northwest

LAKE POWELL — By Wayne Gustaveson, Utah Division of Wildlife: It has been a great fishing season but this is my last regular report for the year. Next week we head up lake for annual gill net sampling, so I won’t be able to provide a new reports from my other office – which is [...]

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Central Arizona

The Urban Program incentive fish stocked on Jan. 9 have caused anglers scrambling for their cameras, cell phones and poles.  None of the many 2- to 8-pound trout have been officially reported for Big Fish honors, but two reports have come in about huge trout from Peoria and Surprise.  On Jan. 10, an estimated 8 [...]

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Game and Fish is expanding efforts at upcoming outdoor show

Game and Fish is expanding efforts at upcoming outdoor show
PHOENIX – The Arizona Game and Fish Department is expanding its presence at the ever-popular International Sportsmen’s Expo (ISE) Feb. 27-March 1 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale.
“This terrific outdoor show just gets better and better each year, which challenges us in a [...]

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Rory’s Tip

Rory’s tips;
What a turn out on the Lower Salt for the inaugural rainbow trout stocking of the year (at least three months early) along the upper stretch of this classic desert river, we even had one of our nesting bald eagles do a fly over.
“A trout fishery in a desert river close to Phoenix [...]

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Anglers are getting an 11-mile river fishing bonus

PHOENIX – Arizona anglers are being blessed with an 11-mile trout fishing bonus along the Lower Salt River bordering the Valley of the Sun starting Jan. 22 thanks to plentiful December precipitation and unusual winter runoff in central Arizona that has almost filled the Salt River reservoirs.
Salt River Project plans to [...]

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Southeastern Arizona

TUCSON URBAN — All Urban waters received incentive stockings the week of Jan. 5-10.  These fish include many trout from 13-18 inches, some even over 4 pounds.  On average one in every four trout were over 13 inches with the remaining fish ranging from 11-12 inches.
Fishing is good to excellent for anglers using [...]

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White Mountains

Note: Most high mountain lakes as well as streams are ice covered. Ice should be considered unsafe at this time of year.  State Highway 261 is closed to Big Lake and Crescent Lake.  State Highway 273 on the Apache Sitgreaves National Forest is undergoing reconstruction and realignment and the following closures [...]

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Mogollon Rim

Note: Ice cover can be expected on most higher mountain lakes and streams. Ice should be considered unsafe at this time of the year. The gates on interior forest roads are closed at this time. Contact the US Forest Service’s Black Mesa Ranger District office at 928-535-7300 for up to date [...]

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