Urban Fishing Report

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November 24th, 2008

Rainbow trout stockings have started and will continue all winter long at two week intervals.  Trout range in size from 11-12 inches in length, with some recently stocked fish in the 14-18 inch range.  Fishing is good to excellent for anglers using scented dough baits (such as Power Bait), worms or small trout lures.  Small spinners such as Roostertails and Panther Martins, or spoons such as Kastmasters and Super Dupers work well for trout in the early morning.  In addition to a good morning bite, some anglers have reported excellent fishing midday and late afternoonPatience is the key, as the trout bite sporadically throughout the day.  When the bite is on, anglers are catching limits in an hour.  Action for catfish, bass and bluegill is poor due to colder water temperatures that slow down the activity of these warm water species.  Trout fishing is good to excellent at Green Valley lakes in Payson with Power Bait, worms and small spinners working best.

Stocking update:

  • Phoenix Area Lakes – Last stocked trout Nov. 13. Next stocking, trout week of Nov. 24-29.
  • Tucson Area Lakes – Last stocked trout Nov. 13. Next stocking, trout week of Nov. 24-29.
  • Green Valley Lakes (Payson) – Last stocked trout Nov. 13. Next stocking, trout week of Nov. 24-29.

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