Archive for April, 2009

Central Arizona

CENTRAL ARIZONA
FISH STOCKING UPDATES: All 20 of the Phoenix and Tucson area Urban Fishing Program lakes were stocked the week of April 13-18.  Water conditions and pH levels are good to excellent at all lakes and golden alga is currently under control.
URBAN FISHING REPORT
Fishing is excellent for both channel catfish [...]

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Phoenix angler featured on TV spots for Anglers’ Legacy

ALEXANDRIA, VA (April 15) – The World Fishing Network working in conjunction with the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) awarded four Anglers’ Legacy Ambassadors, including a Phoenix angler, with their very own 30-second Anglers’ Legacy television spots.
The spots will air on both WFN and WFN HD starting now and will [...]

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Rory’s Tip

I had barely posted the fishing report when Victoria at the Black Canyon Ranger District sent me a note that all their roads — including the FS 300 Road (the Rim Road) are now open, and all Rim lakes are accessible. Things change quickly this time of year.
It’s time, just grab a [...]

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Southeastern Arizona

SOUTHERN WATERS
TUCSON URBAN — Channel catfish have been stocked, fishing is good.
Where:Lakeside
When:03/25/09
Caught:Bass / Sunfish
Technique:Worms under a bobber
Comments:All bites with a worm 24″ under a bobber. Caught 2 small bass and one tiny sunfish in 1 hour off the handicap fishing pier. Fishing worms on the bottom, power bait on the [...]

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White Mountains

WHITE MOUNTAIN LAKES
Note: Some Forest roads still have snow drifts and are inaccessible to vehicles. State Highway 261 is closed to vehicles accessing 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 [...]

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Mogollon Rim

RIM LAKES: The runoff season is underway. With the warmer weather, ice is starting to diminish on the lakes. All ice should be considered unstable. Snow is still creating an access issue at most Rim lakes. The gates on Interior roads are still closed. Access is by snowmobile only, but in [...]

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North Central Region

Note:  Always check on road conditions before venturing afield.
Williams Lakes:   No new reports
KAIBAB LAKE — Lake is accessible. Campground area is closed.  Has been stocked with rainbow trout. Anglers have reported good fishing.
Angler report:
Darron: Hit Kaibab today (3/28/09). Great weather and no less than 75 people fishing the waters, mostly for [...]

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Southwestern Arizona

LAKE HAVASU — Lake Level 448.24
Fishing was extremely slow this week. Water temps remain 59-61 degrees. A few stripers are still being taken in 20-40 ft. of water on anchovies with lots of chumming in the Havasu Springs area. Catfish up to 10lbs. have been reported this week on cut anchovies. [...]

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Colorado River Northwest

LAKE POWELL — Lake elevation: 3,610 Water temp: 51-58 F Another week and warming is poised to happen. Fish are poised. Anglers are poised. We are all waiting. In between storm fronts warmth springs forward only to be blown away by the next wind.

Warming will happen in a big rush. Previous mixing [...]

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Central Arizona

CENTRAL ARIZONA
URBAN LAKES — Fishing is excellent for both channel catfish and sunfish at Urban waters in the Phoenix and Tucson areas.  Spring catfish stockings are underway with loads of 14,000 pounds being delivered every other week.
Top baits for catfish are dough/stink baits, shrimp, hot dogs and shrimp fished off the [...]

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