Archive for November, 2009

Urban Fishing Report

Rainbow trout stockings have started and will continue all winter long at two week intervals. Trout range in size from 11-12 inches in length, with some recently stocked fish in the 13-15 inch range. Fishing is good to excellent for anglers using scented dough baits (such as Power Bait), worms or salmon eggs. Small spinners [...]

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25th Anniversary of Urban Fishing: Program Guidebook

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Urban Fishing Program in 2010, a new guidebook has been created. The attractive, high quality books were designed to make it easier for you to figure out where to fish, when to fish, how to fish, what to fish with and much more. Major changes from the [...]

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2010 Fishing Licenses Make Great Gifts

In the midst of the holiday rush, don’t forget to buy your 2010 Class U (Urban) fishing license for the new year. Urban fishing licenses are on sale for $18.50 at over 340 license dealers statewide. The Class U license is valid only at the 21 designated Urban Fishing Program waters and is good for [...]

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2009 Urban Fishing End of Year Reminders

Winter stockings of rainbow trout will continue every two weeks through early March at all 21 Urban Fishing Program waters. Trout average 11-12 inches in size and are stocked in generous amounts.
Stay on the lookout for golden alga, a microscopic organism that releases substances that are toxic to fish. Game and Fish is working with [...]

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Arizona Urban Fishing Report

November fishing is excellent at Urban Program lakes with catfish, bluegill, bass and rainbow trout stockings all taking place this month.  The rainbow trout stocking season is scheduled to begin Monday, November 16 at all Urban Fishing Program waters.  Fishing should be good to excellent for anglers using scented dough baits (such as PowerBait), worms [...]

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2009 Fish-of-the-Year Contest: Submit Your Entries Now

END OF YEAR REMINDERS

Time is running out to submit your big fish catches for the 2009 Fish-of-the-Year contest.  With less than two months to go, there are plenty of chances to report your big fish catches in either of two categories; kept or released.  Application forms and instructions for the contest are in the current [...]

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2009 Urban Fishing Licenses 50% Off Sale

If you recently found out about the great fishing in the urban lakes and the start of the trout stocking season, we have a deal for you.  The 2009 Class U Urban Fishing license is now 50% off for the last two months of the year.  Stop by a Game and Fish office or any [...]

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Arizona Trout Season Kicks Off November 16th

The scheduled date for the first trout delivery of the winter season is Monday, November 16 for all lakes in the Phoenix and Tucson areas.
Trout averaging from 11-12 inches will be stocked at rates of 80-100 fish per lake surface acre for Urban Lakes and at lower rates for Urban Ponds.  Fish deliveries will occur [...]

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Southern Arizona 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 [...]

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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.  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 [...]

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