Archive for October, 2009

Southern Waters Fishing Report

URBAN WATERS – Catfishing at Urban lakes continues to be good to excellent with fall stockings well underway.  Not much change in the top baits for channel cats: shrimp, stink baits and hot dogs.  Activity is best in the evening and early morning with cooler temperatures making the cats active during mid-day periods as well.
Bluegill [...]

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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. The weather service was predicting snow mid week, so check road conditions before venturing out.
BECKER LAKE— Fishing is fair.  The boat ramp is accessible.  Becker is open to artificial lures and flies only, barbless hooks, and [...]

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Mogollon Rim Fishing Report

CHEVELON LAKE — Fishing is fair.  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 have been catching trout on spinners.  The lake is open [...]

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Central Mountains Fishing Report

WILLIAMS LAKES:
KAIBAB LAKE — Campground area is closed.  Fishing was fair-good on Power Bait and worms.
CATARACT LAKE — Campgrounds are closed.  Anglers were catching some nice crappie using Flies.  A 3-pound bass was reported by an angler.
CITY RESERVOIR —   Road is open. No angler reports.
DOGTOWN LAKE — Campground area is closed until spring.  Fishing was [...]

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Southeastern Arizona Fishing Report

HAVASU –No recent angler reports, but this is the time of year to experience topwater action for striped bass, smallouth bass and largemouth bass. Let us know how you do.
Topock Gorge Fishing Report from Capt. Doyle’s Guide Service. Crappie are on the bite at both the South and the North Dyke and are being caught [...]

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Colorado River Northwest Fishing Report

LAKE POWELL — Report courtesy Wayne Gustaveson, Utah Division of Wildlife. October 28, 2009
Lake Elevation: 3633. Water Temp: 62-64 F
A fantastic fishing season is drawing to a close. It has been a banner year for all species. Habitat, food/forage and fish numbers have peaked at near optimum conditions. Great fishing will continue into the winter [...]

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Arizona Central Waters Fishing Report

URBAN LAKES – Catfishing at Urban lakes continues to be good to excellent with fall stockings well underway.  Not much change in the top baits for channel cats: shrimp, stink baits and hot dogs.  Activity is best in the evening and early morning with cooler temperatures making the cats active during mid-day periods as well.
Bluegill [...]

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Crappie Report: Good News from Barlett

Since my last report I’ve heard real good news from Bartlett. Several anglers have reported good numbers of Crappie been caught up river trolling crankbaits and grubs. Plus much to my surprises many small Crappie under 10” are being caught. This is very good news as for the past few years we have worried that [...]

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Rory’s Tips

The full moon is Nov. 2, so it will be almost full for spook night, so don’t expect to go trick-or-treat fishing for crappie or stripers at night using submersible lights or you’ll likely end up haunting an empty bag.
The cold windy weather this week was probably the turning point for our desert lakes — [...]

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Game and Fish Adds Sharing and Social Bookmarking Bar

The Arizona Game and Fish Department has added a Share or Bookmark bar to our articles, blogs, outdoor calendar dates, and user photos sections.  This makes it easier than ever to share news and photos with your friends and family on Facebook, Twitter, E-mail, and 150+ other bookmarking and sharing services (just click on [...]

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