Archive for June, 2009

If you drink booze and operate a boat, plan to get caught

Heavy law enforcement patrol efforts from the tri-state region will remove impaired boaters from the Colorado River at the end of the month as part of Operation Dry Water, a countrywide movement that has 48 states increasing OUI enforcement and awareness.
Operation Dry Water is a national campaign that was created to detect and remove impaired [...]

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Effort beginning to restore native fish at Stillman Lake

Arizona Game and Fish Department
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
KINGMAN, Ariz.  – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the Arizona Game and Fish Department – with assistance from Prescott Flycasters, The Nature Conservancy, and other volunteers are beginning a native fish restoration effort at Stillman Lake starting this week.
The ‘lake’ is actually a large pool of [...]

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Rory’s Fishing Tips

Well, it’s back to triple-digits in the deserts, so either try some night fishing or escape to the high cool pines. Or maybe even check you sanity at the launch ramp and brave the heat for daytime topwater action in the blistering sunshine.
This weekend marks the first-quarter of the moon, so using [...]

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Native Fish Cam at Bubbling Ponds honored with Top 10 Cam Award

BUBBLING PONDS – The intriguing “Native Fish Cam” at the Bubbling Ponds Fish Hatchery operated by the Arizona Game and Fish Department has been honored with Earth Cam’s Top 10 Cam award.
“We have installed an underwater camera at our Bubbling Ponds Fish Hatchery near Sedona, which is where we raise unique native [...]

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Carp die-off at Lake Havasu increases

More tests to come, but virus primary suspect
People visiting and living in Lake Havasu have been witnessing the sight of dead carp at the lake, and the problem isn’t likely to quickly vanish.
Arizona Game and Fish Department biologists believe the Koi Herpes Virus (KHV) that killed thousands of carp in Lake Mohave, [...]

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Southern Waters

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 in [...]

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White Mountains

Angler report:
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 [...]

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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, [...]

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Central Mountains


KAIBAB LAKE— Campground area is open. Fishing was fair-good on powerbait and worms. Stocked last week.

CATARACT LAKE — Campgrounds are open. According to the few anglers I talked to fishing is good.Stocked last week.

CITY RESERVOIR— Road is open.

DOGTOWN LAKE —. Campground area is open. Stocked [...]

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Southwestern Arizona

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 [...]

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