Archive for May, 2009


The Game and Fish Urban Fishing Program (UFP) in partnership with the City of Tempe Parks Department and the North Tempe Neighborhood Association (NTNA) recently completed a project to stabilize over 600 feet of shoreline at Evelyn Hallman Park in north Tempe.  Over 300 tons of rock materials, purchased by the UFP, were used to [...]

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Urban Fish Stockings

Fish Stockings: All 20 of the Phoenix and Tucson area Urban Fishing Program lakes are scheduled for catfish stockings the week of May 25-30.  Water conditions and pH levels are good at all lakes and golden alga is currently under control.

Stocking Update

Last Stocking
Week of Next Stocking

All UFP waters in Phoenix area and Tucson area

May 14 [...]

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Colorado is requiring boat inspections for invasive mussels

PHOENIX — Arizona boaters heading to Colorado need to be aware of new regulations in that state requiring state-certified inspections of boats for zebra and quagga mussels prior to launching on any Colorado Lake, reservoir or waterway.
“Mandatory boat inspections have proved successful in other states at stopping the spread of invasive [...]

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Southeastern Arizona

TUCSON URBAN — Channel catfish are being stocked this week.
RIGGS FLAT — The lake is now open and anglers are catching limits of rainbows.  The lake has been stocked.
CLUFF RANCH — No recent reports of success.  A new fishing pier has been installed which should provide a large increase [...]

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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, but not [...]

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Mogollon Rim

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 [...]

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North Central Region

KAIBAB LAKE — Stocked last week with 3,492 trout.  Fishing is best bite at first and last light. Try night crawlers, salmon eggs, Power Bait, spinners or corn.
Angler reports:
Garrett: After getting skunked at Kaibab Lake, went over to Cataract Lake, shore fishing next to the dam.  Hooked into three nice 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 [...]

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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. [...]

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Central Arizona

URBAN FISHING REPORT – Fishing is fair to good for channel catfish at urban waters. The best baits for catfish continue to be worms, shrimp, and dough/stink baits fished off the bottom.  An 8-pound albino catfish (white colored) was recently stocked.  Early evenings and night time periods have been the best [...]

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