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Fishing Reports: Lake Pleasant

Send your fishing reports and pictures to BFishing@AZGFD.gov The water temperature at Lake Pleasant Wednesday topped out at 60 degrees, with morning air temperatures at 43 degrees. Guide Gary Senft targeted largemouth bass Wednesday — in 25 mph winds during the early morning. Fishing from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., he and a fishing...

Fishing report: Wintertime largemouth bass

We’ve cracked the 50s. While high country anglers long ago experienced water temperatures below 60 degrees, a report of water temperatures cracking the 50s has come from Bartlett Lake in the Tonto National Forest, where temps on Friday were 59 degrees. See the latest lake levels from SRP. “Fishing was...

AZGFD Redondo Lake survey reveals lunker largemouth bass

Arizona Game and Fish Department personnel conducted a spot-check electrofishing survey on Redondo Lake near Yuma on Nov. 28. During pair of 15-minute electrofishing sites, 24 largemouth bass were caught, including a very nice 19.3-inch, 3.7-pound fish (right-above), and a 22.7-inch, 8.2-pound lunker largemouth (left-above)! Overall the population appears to...

Arizona fishing report: The Reel Deal

Trout are back in Community waters, and this weekend’s cold and rainy weather could be just the ticket to get trout whacking your favorite bait or lure. The “core”Community waters are being stocked this week. There also have been some adjustments to these trout stockings. Read all about them. For...

Fishing Report: Roosevelt Lake

Roosevelt Lake anglers are reporting good fishing conditions.  However, if the weather predictions are correct, that is about to change. A winter weather pattern will continue to push lake water temperatures down and slow the metabolism of cold-blooded fish. Anglers are reporting the best success on casting spoons fished in...

Arizona boaters: prepare to clean, drain and dry

We’re reminding boaters to “clean, drain and dry” – and especially decontaminate — their watercraft and equipment before exiting waters designated as having aquatic invasive species (AIS). This reminder is especially important for out-of-town visitors who moor their boats at AIS-affected waters and are preparing to head out of state....

Angler Report: Rose Canyon Lake

Send your fishing reports and pictures to BFishing@AZGFD.gov Rose Canyon Lake Andrew A.: Fished Thanksgiving early morning. Caught several trout on rooster tails. More reports Angler Reports are intended to be direct from anglers and are generally posted unedited. However, AZGFD reserves the right to not publish photos and reports for any...

Angler Report: Ashurst Lake

Send your fishing reports and pictures to BFishing@AZGFD.gov Ashurst Lake Anthony L.: Fished from 10 to 2 on Saturday, Nov. 24: very slow bite, but caught three altogether. One big brown and one big rainbow, about 3 to 4 lbs. Caught them on a Rebel Bumble Bug-Hornet, trolling on the north end...

Angler Report: Willow Springs Lake

Send your fishing reports and pictures to BFishing@AZGFD.gov Willow Springs Lake A. D.: Caught two tigers at Willow Springs on Nov. 17 using a yellow/gold spinner. More reports Angler Reports are intended to be direct from anglers and are generally posted unedited. However, AZGFD reserves the right to not publish photos and...

Angler Report: Becker Lake

Send your fishing reports and pictures to BFishing@AZGFD.gov Becker Lake Frank S.: Hello AZGFD, I want to first thank you for a great fishing / stocking report you send out weekly. It’s always a great read. I fished Becker Lake on Friday, Nov. 16 and Saturday, Nov. 17. It was a little...