URBAN FISHING REPORT

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December 22nd, 2008


The December 10 trout stocking included a large number of big trout over two pounds.  Most fish weighed at least a pound and numerous whoppers up to four pounds were released.  Word has it that more big trout will be stocked in the coming weeks as our Colorado trout suppliers report plenty of big fish in their inventory due to an excellent growing season this past summer.  In our hard times, it is exciting that one commodity (trout) is doing great.  Fishing continues to be good to excellent for anglers using scented dough baits (such as Power Bait), worms or corn.  Patience is the key, as the trout bite sporadically throughout the day.  Also key is to switch bait types/colors every 20-30 minutes if nothing seems to bite.  As always, anglers fishing with 2-3 pound line are catching many more fish than folks using heavier line.  If you are afraid of your line breaking, bring a net.  Fishing for catfish, bass and bluegill is poor due to cold water temperatures that slow down the activity of these warm water species.  Trout fishing is consistently good to excellent at Green Valley lakes in Payson with Power Bait, corn and worms working best.  With recent heavy rains in Payson, the lake is a bit muddy and that might slow fishing down for awhile.  Try small, flashy lures to attract the trout.

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