Fishing for catfish continues to be good to excellent the week of stocking. Now that warmer air and lake temperatures have arrived, the best catfish action is during low light or nighttime conditions. Anglers are having luck using stink baits or shrimp fished on the bottom. Sunfish continue to bite well on small worms fished [...]Read the rest of this entry >>
Archive for June, 2009
Several Urban Lakes and Ponds will be receiving white amurs along with the regular catfish delivery the week of June 22-27. These aquatic ‘cows’ will spend the summer grazing on the weeds just beginning to grow in many of the lakes in the Maricopa County area. White amurs, also known as grass carp, can be [...]Read the rest of this entry >>
This last week of June is the final delivery of eight every-other-week spring catfish stockings. Warming lake temperatures and air temperatures make it impractical to haul live fish into Arizona’s Urban Lakes and Ponds. There are no scheduled fish stockings for July, August, and the first half of September. Catfish stockings will resume this fall [...]Read the rest of this entry >>
TUCSON URBAN — Channel catfish are being stocked this week.
RIGGS FLAT —. Due to poor water quality this lake will not be stocked until conditions improve. Fishing has been fair despite the poor water quality.
CLUFF RANCH —No recent reports of success. A new fishing pier has been installed which should provide a large increase [...]
Dennis and Carol Johnson: I read that you hadn’t received much information from the White Mountains, and we had some possitive feedback.
We were over the weekend before Memorial Day. The West Fork of the Black River was still quite a bit above normal and flowing pretty strong. We tried lots of flies, and found plenty [...]
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 [...]
KAIBAB LAKE— Campground area is open. Fishing was fair-good on powerbait and worms.
CATARACT LAKE — Campgrounds are open. According to the few anglers I talked to fishing is good.
CITY RESERVOIR— Road is open.
DOGTOWN LAKE —. Campground area is open.
JD DAM — Road is open.
RUSSEL TANK – Has been stocked.
SANTA FE — Lake is [...]Read the rest of this entry >>
LAKE HAVASU – 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 small limits throughout [...]
LAKE POWELL – Note: There are now mandatory boat inspections at Lake Powell to ensure you are not Moving A Mussel or other invasive species. Mostly, the inspection stations are open dawn to dusk, but you cannot launch without one.
Best bet is to make sure your boat is quagga free to begin with. Clean, drain [...]
URBAN FISHING REPORT – All 20 of the Phoenix and Tucson area Urban Fishing Program lakes were stocked with catfish the week of June 8-13. Water conditions and pH levels are good at all lakes and golden alga is currently under control.
Arizona’s annual free fishing days are celebrated on June 6 and 13 as part [...]