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Winter Fishing Forecast: Central region

Roosevelt Lake — Fishing Rating: Good Lake temperatures are in the mid 60s. Water levels should remain steady as SRP is pulling water from the Verde system. Hopefully we see plenty of winter precipitation and snowpack to raise the water level for the coming year. See the current lake elevation. Despite...

Winter Fishing Forecast: Colorado River waters

COLORADO RIVER NORTHWEST Colorado River (Davis Dam to I-40 Bridge) — Fishing rating: Good Flows fluctuate quickly in the stretch of the river.   Many anglers prefer not to navigate the river when less than three units are being released from Davis Dam.  Check the projected releases before your trip: https://www.usbr.gov/lc/region/g4000/hourly/DavisParkerSchedules.pdf. Trout...

Arizona fishing report: The Reel Deal

This is still some great weather for trout fishing at the mid- to low-elevation lakes where we stock trout. See the stocking schedules below. Water temperatures in our desert impoundments have dropped to 60 degrees and below. This is about the point (mid-50s) that the metabolism of bass slows. A...

Fishing Report: Roosevelt Lake & Mogollon Rim

The major cold fronts in northern Arizona have significantly impacted the fishing conditions. Rim Country anglers have been fortunate to have had stable weather conditions which allowed them to enjoy excellent fishing longer this year. Their luck ran out when the cold fronts and wildly swinging barometric pressures arrived a...

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...