Archive for September, 2009

Silver Creek seasonal trout fishery opens Oct. 1

Want to catch Arizona’s state fish?
Then get into an Apache trout state of mind for the Oct. 1 opening of the catch-and-release only fishery at Silver Creek near the department’s hatchery there.
“The opening of this unique fishery has become like a small party each autumn for Apache trout aficionados,” said Kirk [...]

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Southern Waters Fishing Report

URBAN WATERS – Fishing is slow at all Urban Fishing waters statewide through the no stocking period of the summer (water temperatures are too hot).
Fish stockings of hearty catfish will resume at all Phoenix and Tucson area Urban waters the week of Sept. 21-26.
Catfish and bass have been tough to catch with the higher lake [...]

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White Mountains Fishing Report

Note: Contact the US Forest Service in Springerville for up to date information on forest conditions at (928) 333-4372.
BECKER LAKE— Fishing is fair to good.  The boat ramp is accessible. Becker is open to artificial lures and flies only, barbless hooks, and a 2-trout bag and possession limit.
Try lures such as Super Dupers, spinners (Panther [...]

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Mogollon Rim Fishing Report

CHEVELON LAKE — Fishing is good.  Try lures such as (Mepps, Panther Martin, and Rooster Tail), and spoons such as Super Dupers, KastMasters, Z-rays, and Rapalas, and flies such as peacock ladies, wooly worms, wooly buggers, and semi-seal leeches, (black or brown colors). Anglers are catching trout on spinners.  The lake is open to artificial [...]

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Central Mountains Fishing Report

Note:  Northern Pike have been illegally stocked in Francis Short.  If you catch a Northern Pike at Francis Short Pond please keep it. Stone Dam near Ash Fork was stocked with catfish.
WILLIAMS LAKES:
KAIBAB LAKE — Campground area is open.  Fishing was fair-good on Power Bait and worms. Stocked last week.
CATARACT LAKE — Campgrounds are open. [...]

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Southwestern Arizona Fishing Report

HAVASU – No recent reports. Topwater action should be good. Watch the birds — if seagulls and herons are affectively feeding at the surface, it’s an indication that striped bass and other predators are activley chasing shad at the surface.
Capt. Doyle’s Guiding Service: North Dyke in the Topock Marsh is seeing some smallmouth bass up [...]

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Colorado River Northwest Fishing Report

LAKE POWELL — Report courtesy Wayne Gustaveson, Utah Division of Wildlife. Sept. 16. Lake Elevation: 3,636. Water Temp: 75 – 77 F.  Pesky thundershowers and afternoon winds have been messing up the morning and evening fishing this week. But when it calms down a few boils are still seen. To maximize harvest look for boils [...]

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Central Waters Fishing Report

URBAN LAKES – Fishing for catfish should be good to excellent following the stockings this week. Expect the regular stockings to be 1.5-2 pound channel catfish into all 20 Urban Program lakes. Lakes will be stocked at rates of 35-70 catfish per acre every two weeks through early November.
Catfish bite well on worms, stink baits, shrimp or hot dogs fished [...]

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Verde River Days set for this weekend

The Verde River Days this weekend include environmental exhibits, hands-on  activities, fishing, canoeing and live entertainment.
There will be 40-plus nature-based exhibits, sandcastle building, a menagerie of live animals, non-stop activities from canoe rides (with or without assistance), to nature hikes, as well as continuous entertainment and local food vendors. View dozens of teardrop and vintage [...]

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Silver Creek seasonal trout fishery opens Oct. 1

Want to catch Arizona’s state fish?
Then get into an Apache trout state of mind for the Oct. 1 opening of the catch-and-release only fishery at Silver Creek near the department’s hatchery there.
“The opening of this unique fishery has become like a small party each autumn for Apache trout aficionados,” said Kirk Young, the fisheries chief [...]

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