Archive for August, 2009

Cental Waters

URBAN LAKES – Fishing is a bit slow but for the persistent, early rising angler it can be productive.  Bass and catfish will both take live worms fished on the bottom with a foot or so leader.  If you are into bobber fishing throw a piece of worm or a meal worm below a bobber, adjust [...]

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Crappie Report from Bill

In the past couple weeks I’ve basically heard more of the same. Trolling cranks and grubs early in the morning or late in the afternoon and night fishing under lights are your best bets.
I’ve also heard from a few anglers of good results using Bass Pro Shops “Crappie Beavers”. Cast and retrieve them or troll [...]

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Rory’s Tips

With a new moon this week (Aug. 20), your submersible lights should work very well. Even though night fishing will still be viable technique for the next month or so in the warmwater lakes, this is also the time of year when many anglers start transitioning back to daytime fishing.
Remember, each day will be around [...]

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Southern Waters

URBAN LAKES — The urban lake catfish stockings have ceased until mid-September when water temperatures diminish. However, fishing for catfish can still be decent using hot dogs, chicken liver, corn or stink baits.
TUCSON URBAN — Channel catfish are being stocked this week.
RIGGS FLAT —.  Due to poor water quality this lake will [...]

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White Mountains

Note: Contact the US Forest Service in Springerville for up to date information on forest conditions. State Highway 273 that accesses Big Lake and Crescent Lake is open.

BECKER LAKE— Fishing is fair. The lake is nearly full.  Becker is open to artificial lure and fly only, barbless hooks, and a 2-trout bag [...]

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Mogollon Rim Lakes

CHEVELON LAKE — Fishing is fair to good, but picks up considerably right before monsoon storms. Anglers have been catching rainbow trout on spinners. Try lures such as spinners (Mepps, Panther Martin, and Rooster tail), and spoons such as Super Dupers, KastMasters, and Z-Rays, and flies such as Peacock ladies, Woolly [...]

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Central Mountains

Note:  Northern Pike have been illegally stocked in Francis Short.  If you catch a Northern Pike at Francis Short Pond please REMOVE IT FROM THE POND.  Stone Dam near Ashfork was stocked with catfish — the limit there is two bass minimum size 13 inches and four catfish.
WILLIAMS LAKES:
KAIBAB LAKE — [...]

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Southwestern Arizona

LAKE HAVASU – The following report was provided by John Galbraith of Anglers Pro Shop Lake Havasu City: 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 [...]

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Colorado River Northwest

LAKE POWELL- Courtesy Wayne Gustaveso, Utah Division of Wildlife. Aug. 12, 2009. Lake elevation: 3,639
Water temp: 77 – 82 F
Striped bass have established a very unusual feeding pattern in the main lake. Feeding is consistent and fish very catchable if able to understand what to look for.
Each morning at 6 a.m. (MST) feeding [...]

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Central Waters

URBAN LAKES – Fishing is best at first and last light.  Live worms fished on the bottom with a lengthy leader will work for the picky eaters.  The fish are spooky, so don’t let them see you if you can avoid it.  Don’t forget the 13 inch minimum size limit.
Catfish stockings [...]

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