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Arizona fishing report: The Reel Deal

Typically, water temperatures in May can reach close to optimum levels for trout. May and October can be the top trout producing months for our high country lakes. This week, we’ve stocked tiger trout into Carnero Lake (55 degrees), and Apache trout into the east and west forks of the...

Fishing Report: North Central region

The campgrounds have opened across the forests. Folks are catching fish on lures fished slowly on the trout lakes.  WILLIAMS LAKES KAIBAB LAKE — Kaibab Lake is full. Lake was stocked with rainbow trout twice last week.  Try using small lures or flies to catch the fresh stockers. For folks...

Angler Report: Green Valley Lakes

Send your fishing reports and pictures to BFishing@AZGFD.gov Green Valley Lakes Jason W.: Caught this 6-pounder out of Green Valley Lake 4/28/19 on a 6-inch pumkin punisher Robo Trick Worm thrown Texas rigged-weightless. More reports Angler Reports are intended to be direct from anglers and are generally posted unedited. However, AZGFD reserves...

Boating season ahead: AZGFD offers free boat decontamination services

Boaters and anglers: Did you know we offer FREE boat decontamination services? Last year, along with partners, we performed a record number of inspections and decons — 185! Already this year, with 100, we’re on pace to set another record number of these no cost services. Call 623-236-7608 to schedule....

Angler Report: Upper Lake Mary walleye

Send your fishing reports and pictures to BFishing@AZGFD.gov Upper Lake Mary Ken Vonschulze: Caught near the dam at Upper Lake Mary fly fishing with a black leech today (Saturday, April 27)! More reports Angler Reports are intended to be direct from anglers and are generally posted unedited. However, AZGFD reserves the right...

Angler Report: Bartlett Lake

Send your fishing reports and pictures to BFishing@AZGFD.gov Bartlett Lake Jay S.: My partner and I fished Bartlett Lake on April 24. Caught 26 fish, mostly on Ned rigs off steep walls, rocky points and shores, in 1 to 10 feet of water. Very few fish on the flats or deep in...

Arizona fishing report: The Reel Deal

Forest Road 300 is open and Bear Canyon Lake on the Mogollon Rim was stocked Wednesday for the first time this season: According to the Black Mesa Ranger District on Wednesday, a barricade that has been blocking Woods Canyon Road (the turn-off to Woods Canyon Lake) from FR 300 is...

Angler Report: Roosevelt Lake crappie

Send your fishing reports and pictures to BFishing@AZGFD.gov Roosevelt Lake Trolling minnows got this giant. Tonto end in the middle of all those submerged trees and bushes in 25-30′ of water 12-15′ down. Around .07-.09 mph seemed to work for me that day. My other rod with jig/minnow didn’t get any action....

Angler Report: Chaparral Lake (Scottsdale)

Send your fishing reports and pictures to BFishing@AZGFD.gov Chaparral Lake (Scottsdale) Caught this bass on a watermelon Senko about 5 yards offshore at Chaparral Park Friday, April 19 just before sunset. Didn’t weigh but estimate about 3 pounds. More reports Angler Reports are intended to be direct from anglers and are generally...