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Angler Report: Dogtown Reservoir

Send your fishing reports and pictures to BFishing@AZGFD.gov Dogtown Reservoir Austin G.: Me and my fisherman Jim caught 350-plus crappie each.  We kept 50 ranging from 8 to 11 inches and it was last Tuesday (Aug. 7) from a boat. I’d say about good solid 8-9 hours we fished … every cast...

Fishing Report: Mogollon Rim

Late summer trout fishing on the Mogollon Rim lakes and streams has been reported as excellent. Experienced fly anglers call this “hopper season.” Hopper dropper rigging is highly successful and Copper Johns is the go-to bait. During the summer months, water temperatures become extreme for trout. It’s important to release...

Arizona fishing report: The Reel Deal

Heading into a new moon, night fishing with submersible lights once again will be a good option for striped bass and crappie fishing. With erratic, monsoon storms, bass feeding periods and locations could change frequently from day to day. Be sure to cover a lot of water and change presentations...

Fishing Report: Roosevelt Lake

A recent bass fishing tournament on Roosevelt Lake fishing during the evening hours, was surprised by a fast approaching monsoon storm. Even these experienced boat handlers had trouble getting boats loaded onto trailers in the pouring rain and winds in excess of 50 mph. Other anglers standing in waste deep...

Fishing Report: Bartlett Lake

Reports are that hot summer temps have also spelled continued hot fishing at Bartlett Lake. The water temperature is 89-90 degrees and lake level is 1,752 feet (44 percent) and slowly falling. Gary Senft, Bass Pro at the Mesa Bass Pro Shops, said there is a bit of a top-water...

Fishing Report: North Central region

WILLIAMS LAKES:    KAIBAB LAKE — No new reports. Folks were catching crappie on the upper end of the lake and folks are still catching catfish.  Over 40,000 trout have been stocked in the lake this year. CATARACT LAKE —  We have been getting reports of folks catching some nice...

High-five: AZGFD certifies five state records

The records are official. San Carlos is still a crappie king. Becker Lake is a prime spot to tame tigers. Apache Lake is a hog catfish haven. And the Colorado River? It has always harbored some of the state’s biggest catfish and carp. Apparently, Saturday, March 31 was the day...