Archive for July, 2009

Mogollon Rim Fishing Report

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 [...]

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North Central Region Fishing Report

WILLIAMS LAKES:
KAIBAB LAKE— Fishing was fair-good on powerbait and worms.
CATARACT LAKE — According to the few anglers I talked to fishing is good.
CITY RESERVOIR—  No reports from anglers.
DOGTOWN LAKE — No reports from anglers.
JD DAM — No reports from anglers.
RUSSEL TANK – It was stocked mid to late June, so keep [...]

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Southwestern Arizona Fishing Report

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 totrolled anchovies with fish seekers or 2 oz. banana sinkers. Still fishing cut sardines or anchovies producing numbers [...]

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Colorado River Northwest Fishing Report

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 [...]

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Central Arizona Fishing Report

URBAN FISHING REPORT – Although weekly stocking is over for the heat of the summer, fish are still in the urban lakes.  The best cat fishing is during low light or nighttime conditions.  Stinkbait and shrimp fished on the bottom is your best bet.  Hotdogs, bacon and chicken livers will also [...]

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Lab confirms Havasu carp died from virus

The Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory at Washington State University has confirmed that a recent carp die-off at Lake Havasu is from the Koi Herpes Virus, which also killed carp in Lake Mohave in May, said Arizona Game and Fish biologists.Koi Herpes Virus (KHV), which can impact carp as water temperatures [...]

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Rory’s Tip

With the heat of July upon us, heading to the cool pines seems the thing to do. But the best fishing will be at first and last light, or when the pillowy darks clouds are pilling up and the barometer is dropping. But for those willing to brave the heat, consider a jaunt [...]

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URBAN FISHING REPORT

Fishing has tapered off at all Urban Fishing waters statewide now that the spring fish stocking season has ended.  Fish stockings will resume in mid September once temperatures start to cool once again.  Fishing is still fair at lakes as many catfish still remain, bluegill and other sunfish species are still plentiful, and bass are [...]

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SUBMIT YOUR FAVORITE FISHING PHOTOS ON OUR WEBSITE

Do you have a favorite fishing picture from an Urban Fishing lake?  Join hundreds of others that have shared their special fishing moments by submitting their photos on the Game and Fish Department’s website at www.azgfd.gov.  Click on the Your Photos section on the front page and look under Fishing.  It is fun to look [...]

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ANGLERS NEED TO ADAPT TO SUMMER CONDITIONS FOR URBAN FISHING SUCCESS

With catfish stockings on hold over the summer months, fishing becomes more challenging requiring anglers to be adaptable and persistent.  The dumb stockers are pretty much gone now, leaving behind the smarter more wary fish.  The many catfish, bass and bluegill remaining in the lakes have been around for awhile and have seen a lot [...]

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