Archive for February, 2009

Rory’s Tip

What gorgeous weather.
Hey, here’s a news flash. I just found out that we are going to have pound to pound-and-a-half trout for the Kids Fishing tank at the International Sportsmen’s Exposition for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. They are much larger than we normally have for such events, which creates some [...]

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Fishing Questions: What kind of fish this is?

Hello, My name is Daniel. My 3 year old daughter (Tori) hooked this fat monster fish. It was super fat and healthy. It weighed over 20 pounds. I had to assist land this thing but she did fight it for a bit. We caught it at Kawanis lake. I’ve caught these in the past [...]

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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 [...]

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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 due to a recent snow storm.
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 [...]

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Mogollon Rim

Note: Lots of snow makes access to all rim lakes difficult except by cross country skis, snow shoes or snowmobile, and you will probably encounter this ice cover as well. Contact the US Forest Service’s Black Mesa Ranger District office at (928) 535-7300 for up to date information about road conditions. [...]

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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

La Paz County
Fishing Clinic
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 [...]

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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 — International Sportsmen’s Expo will be held from Feb. 27 to March 1 (Friday to Sunday) at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale (Glendale Ave. and Hwy 101).  Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.  It’s Arizona’s [...]

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Fishing Outlook for Lees Ferry

Fishing Outlook for Lees Ferry
Fishing Synopsis and Forecast by Terry Gunn 2/18/09
RECENT FISHING CONDITIONS: Spring has arrived at Lees Ferry. I have always considered Feb. 15 to be our first day of spring, not only is the weather warming but the sun is moving higher in the sky and once again flooding [...]

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