Archive for May, 2009

White Mountain Lakes

Note: All forest roads are open. State Highway 273 on the Apache Sitgreaves National Forest is now open from Sunrise to Big Lake. State Highway 261 has been opened by ADOT and vehicles can now reach Big Lake and Crescent Lake.
BECKER LAKE— Fishing is fair. The lake is nearly full.  Becker is open to [...]

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Mogollon Rim Lakes

RIM LAKES Most roads are now open and accessible.  Contact the US Forest Service’s Black Mesa Ranger District office at (928) 535-7300 for up to date information about forest and road conditions.
CHEVELON LAKE — Fishing is fair. The lake is full.  All access roads are open.
Try lures such as spinners (Mepps, Panther Martin, and Rooster [...]

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Central Arizona

WILLIAMS LAKES:
KAIBAB LAKE — Scheduled to be stocked this week.  Fishing is best bite at first and last light. Try night crawlers, salmon eggs, Power Bait, spinners or corn.
Angler reports:
Robert Bonnewell: 05-23-09, Fished from 9 a.m. till noon from the bank.  Caught 10 trout, 4 bluegills, and 1 largemouth bass.  Used Power Bait and worms.  Trout [...]

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Southwestern Arizona

LAKE HAVASU – Lake Level 447.68. Striped bass bite improving during the morning hours using blue/white 3/8 to 3/4 Stump jumpers with 4″ hyper tails cast or trolled in the early twilight hours. After sunup switch to
trolled anchovies with fish seekers or 2 oz. banana sinkers. Still fishing cut sardines or anchovies producing numbers of [...]

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Colorado River Northwest

LAKE POWELL – By Wayne Gustaveson. Lake elevation: 3,619. Water temp: 68 – 73 F.
Lake Powell tributaries are now depositing 90,000 acre feet per day in the lake. That volume of water brings mud, cold temperature, and driftwood. Fishing in the muddy water is difficult at best. For this week fish clear water. The mudline [...]

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Central Arizona

URBAN FISHING REPORT – The May 25-30 catfish stocking will be the sixth delivery of cats to Urban Fishing Program lakes this spring season.
Catfish will continue to be stocked at rates of 40-60 fish per acre every other week through June.  Fishing is good to excellent for channel catfish at Urban waters in the Phoenix [...]

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Bill’s Crappie Report

As usual the storm from last week really slowed down the Crappie.
Early last week I heard great reports on night fishing from San Carlos, Bartlett and Alamo. I had a customer show me pictures of the 140 he and three friends caught in a night at Roosevelt. Then came the storm.
In my experience, it takes [...]

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Belated clinic report

The Arizona Game and Fish Department Region 6 Fisheries Program hosted an overnight fishing and camping clinic for the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Central Arizona on April 25 and 26 at Saguaro Lake.
Participants were boated to a campsite at Bagley Flat and caught lots of  bluegills. Nine little brothers and one little sister [...]

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Rory’s Tips

What a Memorial Day weekend – the fishing was great, and at least on Saturday, the expected rain kept the hordes away and the temperatures wonderfully mild. The parking lot at Lake Pleasant’s 10-lane was half empty Saturday morning. What a deal!
From the angler reports I have received so far, the long-awaited great post-spawn bite [...]

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URBAN FISHING REPORT

The May 25-30 catfish stocking will be the sixth delivery of cats to Urban Fishing Program lakes this spring season.  Catfish will continue to be stocked at rates of 40-60 fish per acre every other week through June.  Fishing is good to excellent for channel catfish at Urban waters in the Phoenix and Tucson areas.  [...]

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