Archive for the 'Urban Fishing' Category

Arizona Lakes Receive Sunfish Stockings – Bass Coming Soon

Urban waters were stocked with 5-6 inch bluegill sunfish on October 28-29.  Bluegills are stocked twice a year (fall and spring) to provide fishing fun for kids and families.  Fish sizes ran on the smaller side this last delivery, but our productive lakes should support rapid growth.  A truckload of over 22,000 fish were [...]

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Catfish Season to End – Trout Stockings Start November 16

The fall catfish stocking season wraps up the week of November 2-7 with another 14,000 pounds of fish delivered to the 20 Urban Fishing Program waters in the Phoenix and Tucson areas.  Starting in a couple weeks, fish stocking trucks change from delivering channel catfish to rainbow trout.  Lake temperatures are within five degrees of [...]

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URBAN FISHING REPORT

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 and bass [...]

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2009 BIG FISH-OF-THE-YEAR ENTRIES

We have some impressive entries so far in the Urban Fishing Program 2009 Big Fish-of-the-Year contest.  Topping the list is a 26.9 pound channel catfish caught by Tuy Sayasavanh from Green Valley Lake in Payson.  This is an “all-time” record and is just five pounds shy of the state record channel cat.  A 6.9 pound [...]

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BLUEGILL STOCKINGS COMING WEEK OF OCT 26-31

Catchable size bluegill are delivered twice each year to Urban waters, in the fall and spring.  A truckload of 11,000 bluegills will be delivered from Arkansas on the week of October 26-31.  Each urban lake will receive from 80-100 fish per lake surface acre.  Bluegills are fun to catch for all ages and will bite [...]

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TROUT STOCKINGS TO BEGIN AT GREEN VALLEY LAKES OCT. 20

Payson residents and visitors can welcome back the trout to beautiful Green Valley Park on Tuesday, October 20.  Over 900 Colorado-grown rainbow trout will be delivered to kick off the trout stocking season that features 11-14 inch rainbow trout delivered every two weeks.  Fall is a wonderful time to visit the rim country, see the [...]

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URBAN FISHING REPORT

Fishing for catfish is good to excellent now that the fall stockings have resumed. Catfish have been biting throughout the day.  While the majority of stocked catfish are caught in the first five days of stocking, anglers are still catching cats 1-2 weeks later at a slower rate.  Top baits for catfish have been stink [...]

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OVERVIEW OF FALL CATFISH AND BLUEGILL STOCKINGS

The fall fish stocking season began September 23 with a delivery of 1.5-2 pound channel catfish at all 20 Urban Fishing Program waters in the greater Phoenix and Tucson areas.  The fall season includes four deliveries of catfish, 14,000 pounds per load, delivered every two weeks through early November.  Catchable size bluegills are delivered once [...]

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WHAT ANGLERS ARE CATCHING A WEEK AFTER STOCKINGS

No doubt about it, the first 3-5 days after a fish stocking offer the best catch rates for catfish.  But it is a serious mistake to think that “all the fish have been caught out.”  Time after time, Game and Fish biologists witness, and get reports, of anglers catching limits of catfish from one week [...]

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Urban Fishing Report

Fishing for catfish should be good to excellent once the fall stocking program kicks off the week of September 21-26.  Orders have been placed for regular stockings of 1.5-2 pound channel catfish into all 20 Urban Program lakes in both the Tucson and Phoenix areas.  Lakes will be stocked at rates of 35-70 catfish per [...]

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