Archive for the 'Fishing News' Category

Catch the new calendar

Check out the August image in the 2010 Arizona Wildlife Calendar. That gorgeous photo of Fossil Creek chub was taken by an award-winning underwater photographer from New River, Arizona. Ron Watkins is such a good photographer that he recently won a trip to Fiji for a best-in-show photo at the Digital [...]

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Half-priced fishing licenses and trout stockings return

Fishing is great family fun.

PHOENIX — The stars have aligned – rainbow trout are coming to a galaxy of waters close to home for millions, plus 2009 fishing licenses for state waters or the urban program lakes are now on sale for half price, advises Arizona Game and Fish Department officials.
“It doesn’t get [...]

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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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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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Come join Game and Fish on Facebook: Network who others who share your outdoor interests

PHOENIX – Do you want the latest news, updates, videos and photographs from the Arizona Game and Fish Department, and even get the opportunity to chat with others who share your interests?
Then click here and become a “fan” of the Arizona Game and Fish Department on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/azgafd. It’s interesting. It can be loads of [...]

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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 [...]

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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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Reminder: Arizona Urban Fish Stockings resume the week of Sept. 21-26

Don’t forget, urban catfish stockings resume the week of Sept. 21-26 and this season you can expect to catch plenty of 2-pound-plus catfish.
Catfish stockings cease during the summer months because of increased water temperatures at the urban lakes and the increased stress associated with transporting fish all the way from Arkansas in the summer.
There [...]

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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 lake is down about 4 feet.  The boat ramp is accessible. Becker is open to artificial lures and flies only, barbless hooks, and a 2-trout bag and possession [...]

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