Author: Nick Walter

Fishing Report: Big Lake

Rick from the Big Lake Store said all highways, including 273 and 261, are open. The store has been open for about 3 weeks. Anglers are having luck trolling lures and flies 10 feet deep (in the thermocline). Shore anglers can reach these fish, too. Although fish are a bit...

Statewide Reports: April 19, 2018

Some windy weather rocked much of AZ Thursday, but most forecasts show that some calmer, warmer weather is coming this weekend. With spring fishing conditions ushering in plenty of fish stockings and spawning action, let’s get to some updates: Water levels could fluctuate on Lower Salt River. Water levels on the...

Angler Report: Willow Springs Lake

Send your fishing reports and pictures to BFishing@AZGFD.gov Willow Springs Lake Al: On Friday the 13th on a very cold windy day, my brother and I fished Willow Springs Lake. The lake water temperature was 51 degrees with the fish at the bottom of the lake. We caught 9 trout using light...

Angler Report: Roosevelt Lake

Send your fishing reports and pictures to BFishing@AZGFD.gov Roosevelt Lake Peter M.:  Caught this 8.10-pound largemouth bass.  Best during a day and a half of fishing. Caught 25 bass total, all good fish 2-3 pounds. All fish were catch and release. Caught by Peter and cousin Joe. Thanks Arizona Game & Fish for...

Updates: Fire restrictions, road and ramp openings

Here are some of the latest updates to roads, ramps and fire restrictions: Too hot and dry for camp fires in Tonto National Forest.  Drought conditions, warm temperatures, and increasing fire danger have prompted the Tonto National Forest to implement fire restrictions. Since 8 a.m., Wednesday, April 18, 2018, fire-causing activities...