Trout season is off to a great start

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November 24th, 2008

All 21 lakes were successfully stocked with an excellent load of rainbow trout on the season opening date of November 13. Stocking crews were met by excited anglers that enjoyed watching the fish being poured into the lakes.  News channels 10 and 3 provided excellent coverage of the Phoenix metro lakes and TV 9 came out for Tucson coverage of the event.  Lake temperatures ranged from 64-70 degrees and pH levels were within stocking requirements at all waters.  Trout sizes averaged 11-12 inches with some fish in the 14-18 inch range.  Anglers have reported good to excellent fishing for the recently stocked trout.  At some waters, the trout were ready to bite soon after stocking, while at other waters it took a day or two for the fish to get used to their new surroundings and start to bite well.  The winter trout stocking season will continue every two weeks at all lakes through early March.  Daily bag limits are 4 trout at Urban Lakes or 2 trout at Urban Ponds.

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