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Rory’s Tips

This is the first quarter of a waxing moon, so fishing at night should be viable under lights. But there is also a transition time from summer to fall activity patterns for the fish. Daytime fishing should become more viable as the days get shorter, the nights get longer, and the lakes start to cool [...]

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Rory’s Tips

With a new moon this week (Aug. 20), your submersible lights should work very well. Even though night fishing will still be viable technique for the next month or so in the warmwater lakes, this is also the time of year when many anglers start transitioning back to daytime fishing.
Remember, each day will be around [...]

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Rory’s Tips

The low pressure last week really didn’t produce noticeable precipiation in most areas of the state, but by all accounts it provided some better fishing action (or at least more pleasent weather to fish). Unfortunately, we are back to a high pressure dome over the state again.
This is a great [...]

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Rory’s Tips

If the current high pressure dome over the state edges away and allows gulf moisture into the state starting Friday as predicted, expect fishing conditions to improve significantly, but not necessarily at night due to a full moon Aug. 5.
It’s not that the fish won’t be feeding at night — they may feed with a [...]

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Rorys Tips

If the current high pressure dome over the state edges away and allows gulf moisture into the state starting Friday as predicted, expect fishing conditions to improve significantly, but not necessarily at night due to a full moon Aug. 5.
It’s not that the fish won’t be feeding at night — they may feed with a vengeance. [...]

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Rorys Tips

The summer fishing doldrums are here, although there are some anglers who are doing very well at times. Fishing can be sporadic. But might be great at times. You need to be versatile.
This is the time of year when it’s best to get up before the sun and fish at dawn, or [...]

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Rory’s Tip

With the heat of July upon us, heading to the cool pines seems the thing to do. But the best fishing will be at first and last light, or when the pillowy darks clouds are pilling up and the barometer is dropping. But for those willing to brave the heat, consider a jaunt [...]

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Rory’s Tip

It looks like the traditional fireworks display at Lake Pleasant is not happening this year due to budget constraints.  However, Tempe Town Lake is having its 58th Annual Fireworks Spectacular from Mill Avenue bridge. This spectacular family night Fireworks Show will be choreographed to patriotic and classical music. Happy birthday America!
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Rory’s Fishing Tips

Well, it’s back to triple-digits in the deserts, so either try some night fishing or escape to the high cool pines. Or maybe even check you sanity at the launch ramp and brave the heat for daytime topwater action in the blistering sunshine.
This weekend marks the first-quarter of the moon, so using [...]

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Rory’s Tips

Most of my tips are incorporated into the Father’s Day story below. Here are a few more from anglers.

Try Fool Hollow and Show Low lakes for smallmouth bass and even walleye (see the pics). These two wonderful mountain lakes also have trout and largemouth bass. Both are within the City limits of Show Low, but scenically, [...]

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