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.
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 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 12 to 13 inch trout in the [...]

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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. Sept. 30, 2009
Lake Elevation: 3635. Water temp: 72-74 F.
In the last report the fall fishing pattern was explained. The pattern is all about shad and how game fish feed on the unusually abundant shad population. Shad have moved out of the open water into the backs [...]

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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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Despite Economy, Tackle & Fishing License Sales Up 8 Percent

Sales increase mirrors recreational fishing’s heyday in the 1960s and 1970s
ALEXANDRIA, VA (Oct. 20, 2009) – The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) and the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) today announced the publication of a quarterly fishing license sales index to track trends that have an impact on the industry and the entire recreational fishing [...]

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Arizona Crappie Report

As the lake’s surface temps drop the crappie are starting to school up but are still pretty much inactive. The Bob Hirsch Crappie Classic (hosted by the Arizona Crappie Association) was at Roosevelt Lake this past weekend. Out of 13 teams only 10 crappies were caught with the biggest being 1 lb 7 ozs, a [...]

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Rory’s Tips

Quick update: For those of you who are up early on Wednesday, Oct. 21, look skyward for meteors from Halley’s Comet just before dawn. There may be other mornings offering increased meteor activity, but NASA says Wednesday morning is best.
Cooler nights are back, which means water temperatures in the lakes should be dropping. Some warmwater [...]

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