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Fate of stocked trout: 5 things learned from 4-year study (No. 3)

Editor’s Note: This is the third of five “things we learned” from our 4-year study to investigate the fate of rainbow trout and Apache trout stocked into several of Arizona’s popular stream trout fisheries. As part of this project, AZGFD biologists conducted nearly 5,000 angler interviews on six different streams...

Angler Reports: Ashurst Lake

Send your fishing reports and pictures to BFishing@AZGFD.gov Ashurst Lake Anonymous: Caught this trout with my fly rod at Ashurst Lake on Wednesday, Oct. 3. Preston: Top-water action, early morning and dusk. See more reports Angler Reports are intended to be direct from anglers and are generally posted unedited. However, AZGFD reserves the...

Fishing Report: North Central

As the water cools, trout fishing really begins to pick up.  Some of the best fishing of the year happens in the months of October and November on our trout lakes. WILLIAMS LAKES:    KAIBAB LAKE — No new reports. Campground is closed. CATARACT LAKE — No new reports. CITY RESERVOIR...

Fate of stocked trout: 5 things learned from 4-year study (No. 2)

Editor’s Note: This is the second of five “things we learned” from our 4-year study to investigate the fate of rainbow trout and Apache trout stocked into several of Arizona’s popular stream trout fisheries. As part of this project, AZGFD biologists conducted nearly 5,000 angler interviews on six different streams...

Angler Report: Parker Canyon Lake bass

A couple of photos to share of the fantastic fall bass “catching” at Parker Canyon Lake.  I managed to catch a number of nice bass off an underwater ledge using a small jig.  The weather was windy,  15mph +, and cold, upper 50’s.  These bass were caught in water over...

Fishing Report: Roosevelt Lake

The water level in Roosevelt Lake currently stands at 38% full with the Salt River flowing at 70% of its average rate for this time of year. The Tonto Creek has started flowing again, thanks to the recent storm that passed through the State recently. Rim Country received about 3...

Arizona fishing report: The Reel Deal

As we know, fall in Arizona is a great time to get outdoors. Catfish are back in Community waters, trout stockings are ramping up statewide, General Tree Squirrel season begins Friday and the General Quail season returns Oct. 19. In the north central region, fishing should pick up this month...

Fishing Report: North Central region

October is upon us and that means the forest service campgounds near the lakes are closed or are closing.  Fishing for trout usually picks up in October especially on Dogtown, and Ashurst. WILLIAMS LAKES:    KAIBAB LAKE — No new reports. Campground is closed. CATARACT LAKE —   No new reports....