You can reel in a half-price fishing license deal

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November 12th, 2008

If you are looking to reel in a great deal during these tough economic times, Arizona’s 2008 general and urban fishing licenses are both on sale for half price during November and December, said Arizona Game and Fish Department officials.

“This is a sweet deal each year following Halloween,” said Fisheries Chief Kirk Young. “With the winter trout stockings picking up steam, this is a terrific time to catch this half-price fishing deal.”

The 2008 General Fishing License (Class A) is on sale in November and December for $11.75 for residents and $35.13 for nonresidents. The 2008 Class U (urban) Fishing License is on sale for $9.25 for residents and nonresidents alike.

This week, the popular Lower Salt River below Saguaro Lake is being stocked with trout, as are Dead Horse Ranch State Park near Cottonwood, the Verde River between Camp Verde and Cottonwood, Fain and Lynx lakes near Prescott, plus Patagonia and Parker Canyon lakes in southern Arizona.

The popular urban lakes in the Valley of the Sun and the Tucson area will be stocked with trout on Nov. 13.

Saguaro Lake will be stocked the second week of November, and Canyon Lake will be stocked the week of Nov. 17. As usual again this year, the ever-popular Tempe Town Lake will be stocked with trout the Tuesday before Thanksgiving (Nov. 25) – come join us to welcome back the trout.

“With the unseasonably mild weather right now,” Young said, “Anglers have a wide range for good fishing opportunities from bass, crappie and catfish in the larger desert impoundments to trout in the high country, plus the winter stocking program.”

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