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Angler Report: Red Mountain Lake (Mesa)

Send your fishing reports and pictures to BFishing@AZGFD.gov Red Mountain Lake (Mesa) Clint S.: Hi, I just wanted to send in my pics of my catches from earlier today (Friday, Jan. 25). Caught on black and orange Rooster Tail. Both fish were 15+ inches. More reports Angler Reports are intended to be...

Arizona fishing report: The Reel Deal

Not too early to plan some early-spring bass fishing. The top early bird lakes for bass that can have rapidly warming water temperatures are Alamo, Havasu, and Martinez. At Havasu this time of the year, there tends to be some short-lived, pre-spawn activity. But it is early. Most bass remain...

Video Angler Report: Pena Blanca Lake

Send your fishing reports and pictures to BFishing@AZGFD.gov Pena Blanca Lake   Michelle: My boy Gregory, 8 years old, caught his first big fish (a sunfish) at Peña Blanca Lake over the weekend.   More reports Angler Reports are intended to be direct from anglers and are generally posted unedited. However, AZGFD...

Angler Report: Dead Horse Lakes (Cottonwood)

Send your fishing reports and pictures to BFishing@AZGFD.gov Dead Horse Lakes (Cottonwood) This catfish was caught at Dead Horse Lakes in Cottonwood in the Verde Valley on Saturday, Jan. 19, using a nightcrawler for bait. Caught in the middle lake during the middle of the day. More reports Angler Reports are intended...

Arizona fishing report: The Reel Deal

This time of the year, some of the best trout fishing in the state can come from Community fishing waters. Anglers have been catching some of the monster rainbow trout that we stocked 2 weeks ago. See the Catch of the Week! Recent storms and run-off have provided some excellent...

Angler Reports: Community incentive trout (Alvord, Silverbell, Kennedy)

Send your fishing reports and pictures to BFishing@AZGFD.gov Alvord Lake Arturo C.: Incentive trout at Alvord Lake, 12-16″ … 1/4-ounce Rooster Tails and white color PowerBait best option. Kennedy Lake (Tucson) Eduardo C.: The largest trout I have caught in Community waters came in at 1-pound, 15.5-ounces and 17.5 inches!!! Silverbell Lake...

AZGFD conducting $3.3 million major renovation at Sterling Springs Fish Hatchery

PHOENIX — The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) is conducting a $3.3 million renovation of the Sterling Springs Fish Hatchery in Oak Creek Canyon, north of Sedona.  AZGFD expects to complete the renovations by June of 2019. “It’s all about ensuring that successful hatchery operations at Sterling Springs continue...

Angler Report: Desert Breeze Lake incentive trout

Send your fishing reports and pictures to BFishing@AZGFD.gov Desert Breeze Lake Dan F.: Caught at Desert Breeze, Chandler: 13 ” 13″ and a 15″ fattie. Editor’s note: Anglers can count on fishing for incentive this weekend in our “core” Community fishing waters. These larger-than-average rainbow trout average around 1 pound. More reports Angler Reports...

Arizona fishing report: The Reel Deal

The incentive trout that we’ve been talking about for a couple weeks have just been stocked into Community waters. Anglers can count on fishing for them this weekend in our “core” Community fishing waters. These larger-than-average rainbow trout average around 1 pound. If you catch one, send a picture and...