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Angler Report: Big Lake

Send your fishing reports and pictures to BFishing@AZGFD.gov Big Lake Paul L.: We went twice during this week and caught lots of quality fish.  Seen a few boats and a few fly fisherman that were doing well. Thursday saw bank fishermen doing well also. These fish are begging for someone to catch them. As...

Fall Fishing Forecast: Central region

Editor’s note: This is the final of five regional Fall Fishing Forecasts. Apache Lake — Rating: FAIR Lake temperatures are cooling down from the 80s in August to the 70s in November. Water levels this fall should be relatively stable with minimal fluctuation. See the current lake elevation. Apache did have minor...

Arizona fishing report: The Reel Deal

The Autumn Equinox, or first day of fall in the northern hemisphere, is Saturday, Sept. 22, and 100-plus degree air temperatures are still predicted in the desert regions for another week. Anglers can enjoy cool, high country spots such as Kinnikinick Lake southeast of Flagstaff, where on Thursday we stocked...

Fishing Report: Roosevelt Lake

The water level in Roosevelt Lake currently stands at 40% full with the Salt River flowing at 50% of its average rate for this time of year. The Tonto Creek is barely flowing at the time of this report. As soon as the monsoon rains slow, it doesn’t take long...

Fishing Report: North Central

WILLIAMS LAKES:    KAIBAB LAKE — We sampled the lake and caught a lot of largemouth bass, crappie and rainbow trout scattered around the whole lake with the bigger bass being caught on the upper end of the lake on the boat ramp side.  Try fishing from the cove just...

Fishing Report: Lake Pleasant

Editor’s Note: Lake Pleasant is at 1,635 feet in elevation, 36 % full. On Monday Sept. 10, Edward Boll and Walter Rivers caught 54 stripers while with Clayton Ross of Striper Adventures. Right now the stripers are still deep due to the warm water temps. You need to be fishing between 60...

Fall Fishing Forecast: Southeast

Editor’s note: This is the third of five regional Fall Fishing Forecasts. This week, check back each weekday for forecasts from the Central and Colorado River waters. Arivaca Lake Fishing Rating: GOOD As the fishing enters into the fall time, anglers can expect water temperatures to begin to cool and...

Fall Fishing Forecast: North Central

Editor’s note: This is the second of five regional Fall Fishing Forecasts. This week, check back each weekday for forecasts from the Central, Colorado River waters, and Southeast regions. Ashurst Lake — Rating: HOT Fishing at Ashurst picks up as the temperature cools in the fall. October and early November...