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Arizona fishing report: The Reel Deal

Although reports have slowed as Christmas creeps, the fishing likely has not slowed at certain low- to mid-elevation lakes. For one, trout fishing in Community waters is one of the best options in the state. See the stocking schedule below for confirmed stockings (8,200-plus ponds of trout were just stocked)....

AZ winter fishing spots: your top-5 guide

Winter’s here again, and it’s great to be an Arizonan. Unlike many areas of the U.S., air and water temperatures remain ideal for trout fishing. Although fishing tends to slow a tad this time of the year, there many spots that are winter-friendly.Here, then, are our top fishing holes for this...

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...