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Fishing Report – Dec. 7, 2010

Rory’s tips:
Stocking update just in (Dec. 10). The Page Springs Hatchery this week stocked the following:

Tempe Town Lake, 3,760 rainbows, water temp 58 F.
Dead Horse Ranch, 3,008 rainbows, water temp 44F.
Canyon Lake, 3,760 rainbows, 59 F.
Verde River, 2,256 rainbows, 52 F.
Fain Lake, 1,105 rainbows, 43 F.
Fortuna Pond (Yuma), 1,320 rainbows, 62 F.
Yuma West Wetland, 880 [...]

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Apache Lake is definitely on the comeback trail — I talked with a number of anglers who did well fishing for smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, yellow bass and walleye (9 to 10 inchers). It is well worth a visit right now, but don’t forget there is a slot limit at Apache [...]

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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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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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Rory’s Autumn Fishing Tips

Breezy conditions made catching trout a little difficult at times, but the autumn colors were in prime time in the White Mountains this past weekend so anglers weren’t complaining any – the scenery was so spectacular that catching lots of fish was secondary.
However, breezy mornings provided a good excuse to put down the fly or spinning rods and go hunt [...]

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I am going to ask a favor — if you come to Fossil Creek this weekend (or any time for that matter), whether to fish, hike or just enjoy this Arizona treasure, please bring along a trash bag and fill it. Unfortunately, there is another group of users who are too often trashy abusers.
It’s the right thing [...]

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With the fall equinox easing past, the nights are now longer than the days, so we should transition rapidly into autumn fishing conditions. Predatory fish will be feeding more heavily in the cooling waters to put on body fat before winter conditions arrive.
With the mountain nights getting down near freezing this week, the transition should [...]

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There is a new moon on Friday, Sept. 18, so don’t put away your submersible lights yet.
If the warm weather holds, this weekend should provide a good opportunity for night fishing. Try for crappie at Roosevelt, Alamo and Bartlett. Nighttime striper action should still be decent at Pleasant, Mead, Mohave and Havasu.
It also looks like the [...]

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Scattered rain showers through the end of the week followed by the possibility of high pressure moving into the state on the weekend make good conditions to go fishing, but fish activity levels may slacken a little.
Typically fish will feed more heavily when storms are visiting the state, and can become less active on those [...]

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With a full moon this weekend (Sept. 4) and a weather front expected in the state, this might be a good time to transition to daytime fishing in the warmwater lakes. The  storm that blasted parts of Phoenix on Monday night set a nice precedent.
You should see sport-fish activities increase at [...]

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