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Angler Report: Lake Pleasant fall summary

Send your fishing reports and pictures to BFishing@AZGFD.gov Lake Pleasant Jim N.: Fishing at Lake Pleasant was tougher this fall due to higher-than-normal water levels, and lake being warmer longer because of it. Plus more water to hunt and hide in. We fished Agua Fria and caught mixed sizes of white bass...

Illegal fish stocking: stealing future of fishing in Arizona

Did you know it is illegal to stock fish or aquatic wildlife including crayfish, frogs, waterdogs and turtles? Illegal fish stocking, and everything else moved along with them — plants, mussels, viruses, harmful algae, etc. — threaten the quality of our fishing waters. These introductions jeopardize the productivity and possibly...

Arizona fishing report: The Reel Deal

This coming week, we’re bringing 4 tons of fun in the form of 8,200 pounds of rainbow trout to waters statewide. Here’s a list of where you can plan to find some great holiday-time trout fishing the week of Dec. 16. Stay tuned to next week’s Reel Deal report for...

Angler Report: Silverbell Lake (Tucson)

Send your fishing reports and pictures to BFishing@AZGFD.gov Silverbell Lake (Tucson) Dave L.: Over the course of 2 weeks I managed to capture these four. A 14- ,  two 13-, and a 12-inch trout. You guys (AZGFD) rock! More reports Angler Reports are intended to be direct from anglers and are generally...

Arizona Fishing Report: The Reel Deal

Water temperatures are falling as overnight lows in desert regions are forecast to be dipping into the low-40s by Monday.  If you’re bass fishing in desert impoundments, a good strategy might be throwing crankbaits during mornings and closer to midday switching to smaller plastic baits (Roboworms or baby brush hogs)...

Rainbow trout will be stocked statewide throughout the winter in AZ -- the schedule is being adjusted.

Check out the updated trout stocking schedule

The trout stocking schedule has been updated through December. See the schedule. A reminder that due to operational issues at Page Springs Fish Hatchery, these scheduled trout stockings are being adjusted. Our goal is to have the hatchery back to operating at full capacity by Dec. 1. For questions or...