Archive for February, 2009

Southeastern Arizona

Note: The Tucson and Sierra Vista Angler roundtable meetings are:
* Tucson – 7-9 p.m., March 18, AZGFD Regional Office, 555 N. Greasewood Rd.
* Sierra Vista, 7-9 p.m. March 19, Fry Fire District, Station #2, 4817 S. Apache Ave.
Topics:
* Results of last years fish surveys
* Upcoming improvements to boat ramps at Patagonia [...]

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White Mountains

High mountain lakes as well as streams are ice covered. Check ice thickness before venturing out on lakes. Forest roads are snow packed.
State Highway 261 is closed to vehicles accessing Big Lake and Crescent Lake. Snowmobile access is permitted. State Highway 273 on the Apache Sitgreaves National Forest is undergoing reconstruction [...]

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Mogollon Rim

RIM LAKES: Lakes are ice-covered. Ice should be considered unsafe when warm weather days persist. Check ice thickness before venturing out on lakes. The gates on Interior roads are closed for the winter. Access is by snowmobile only. Contact the US Forest Service’s Black Mesa Ranger District office at (928) 535-7300 [...]

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North Central Region

Note:  Always check on road conditions before venturing afield.

Williams Lakes:
KAIBAB LAKE —  Lake is accessible via four-wheel drive vehicles, and the lake is only half-covered with ice (as of last weekend), and the fishing was decent. These early season trout will sometimes readily gulp down delectable items they haven’t seen for [...]

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Southwestern Arizona

LAKE HAVASU — Lake Level 448.24
Report courtesy John Galbraith of Anglers Pro Shop
Lake Havasu City
Striped bass bite is fair with limits of medium size stripers coming on trolled cut anchovies rigged on a 2/0 hook, 3-4 ft. leader and a 1.5 to 3-ounce banana sinker or fish seeker used to keep the [...]

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Colorado River Northwest

LAKE POWELL — By Wayne Gustaveson, Utah Division of Wildlife: The yearly summary is very bright. Shad made a tremendous comeback in 2008. They fed the rising generation of game fish left over after the old generation passed out of the picture in shad-poor 2007. Young stripers grew rapidly, doubling in [...]

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Central Arizona

URBAN LAKES –   Trout were stocked last week. Trout fishing continues to be the best at Urban Program waters with conditions good to excellent.  Most trout are falling for Power Bait fished 15 to 25 inches off the bottom.
Other baits that are producing good catches are worms, corn and salmon eggs.  [...]

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Father and son fishing 50 trophy waters in 50 days

By Matthew Coffin
(freelance writer)
Adventure has become a word seldom heard outside of movie trailers and Disney
commercials. It has lost the regality it once evoked in books such as Robinson Crusoe and the works of Jules Verne. Lack of time seems to be a significant reason why people take fewer and fewer real [...]

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International Sportsmen’s Expo set for this weekend.

The INTERNATIONAL SPORTSMEN’S EXPO is Feb. 27 – March 1 (Friday to Sunday).  Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale (Glendale Avenue and Hwy 101).
The 9th annual International Sportsmen’s Exposition is Arizona’s [...]

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Angler roundtable meetings set for Tucson and Sierra Vista

The Tucson and Sierra Vista Angler roundtable meetings are set for:
* Tucson – 7-9 p.m., March 18, AZGFD Regional Office, 555 N. Greasewood Rd.
* Sierra Vista, 7-9 p.m. March 19, Fry Fire District, Station #2, 4817 S. Apache Ave.
Topics include:
* Results of last years fish surveys
* Upcoming improvements to boat ramps [...]

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