Category: Statewide Reports

When planning your next fishing adventure, you just want “The Reel Deal.”  Stay up to date with weekly highlights of what’s biting around the state.

Statewide Reports: June 15, 2018

Air temperatures in desert regions are back into consistent triple-digit highs, so it’s time to consider fishing during early mornings (sleep in the afternoon), nights, and in the high country. Bass fishing can still be good at Roosevelt Lake, Bartlett Lake, Alamo Lake and popular Colorado River impoundments such as...

Statewide reports: June 7, 2018

Our Summer Fishing Forecast is out and it’ll show you what could be hot — or not — for all the major waters across the state! Top spots this summer could be Big Lake, Show Low Lake, Woods Canyon Lake, Ashurst Lake and Frances Short Pond in the high country,...

Statewide Report: June 1, 2018

Arizona’s Free Fishing Day is this Saturday, June 2! That day will be celebrated as part of National Fishing and Boating Week, which runs June 2-10. During that Saturday only, no fishing licenses are required for persons fishing any public waters in Arizona. We’ve got some free family fishing events happening...

Statewide Reports: May 24, 2018

If you haven’t heard, lots of quality fishing opportunities will keep anglers’ reels singing during Memorial Day weekend — despite forest closures. Weekend weather is looking to be great: warm and fairly calm and perfect for fishing during the holiday weekend. Be sure to check the latest fire restrictions statewide....

Statewide Reports: May 17, 2018

We’re in drought conditions and as of Thursday afternoon there were 73 fire restrictions statewide. See all the restrictions. Catfish stockings are in full swing at Community waters and trout stockings are underway in the high country. See the stocking schedules. AZ Angler chatter Anglers lately are reporting plenty of hot...

Statewide Reports: May 10, 2018

Top picks this weekend include trout-stocked creeks along the Mogollon Rim such as the East Verde River, Tonto Creek, Christopher Creek and Haigler Creek. These are being stocked this week and could provide some protection from weather that’s forecast to bring heavy winds across much of the state Friday and...

Statewide Reports: May 3, 2018

This is looking like a good window of weekend weather for catching high country trout or bass in desert lakes. Coming off a full moon, the majority of largemouth bass are likely in a post-spawn mode — weaker and hungry. With steady, hot temperatures forecast ahead, bass fishing could really...

Statewide Reports: April 26, 2018

With trout stockings ramping up statewide, and desert temperatures ramping up as well, it’s time to get ready to cool off in the pine-scented high country. See the stocking schedules. If you have never fly fished, now is a great time to learn. This is part one, from Big Lake....

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...

Statewide Reports: April 12, 2018

Spring bass fishing conditions are in full effect, trout are being stocked in mass amounts, and one of the best months of the year to “Fish AZ” is here. Let’s get right to some bass fishing hot spots: Lake Pleasant is a hot spot for striped bass: the great bite...

Statewide Reports: April 5, 2018

Top picks this week are catfish stocked Community waters, as well as Lake Pleasant, Bartlett Lake, Ashurst Lake, Roosevelt Lake, Goldwater Lake, Frances Short Pond, Mingus Lake (stocking resumes this month), Lake Powell, Lake Havasu, and Alamo Lake. At Silver Creek, also a good bet, the regulations changed to the...

Statewide Reports: March 30, 2018

Arizona anglers: Fishing report information is in transition. The latest fishing reports, updates and more will be posted on this page. We’ve developed a seasonal Fishing Forecast that will be updated four times a year and includes primary water bodies by region. This spring Fishing Forecast is on the “Fishing” section of our...