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Arizona Fishing Report: The Reel Deal

This is a great time to organize your tackle, put new line on your reel, and make a solid strategy for when early spring conditions soon arrive. Remember that each target species usually requires its own set of specialized tackle. Or go trout fishing in Community waters or lower/mid elevations. Despite the winter...

Arizona Fishing Report: The Reel Deal

Good news: storms and run-off are still saturating the state and increasing flowing into many of our waters. One example: As of Thursday, the releases out of Horseshoe Dam were up to 1,500 cfs. Already muddy  Bartlett Lake already has risen to 47-percent full. Once a sunny and calm stretch of...

Fishing Report: Bartlett Lake

Bartlett Lake fishing report from Tuesday, Feb. 12 Water temperature: 51 degrees Lake level: 1,754 feet (46 %). The lake has risen about 3 feet during the past 2 weeks. As of Wednesday, the releases out of Horseshoe Dam were up to 1,000 cfs. The already muddy lake will come...

Arizona fishing report: The Reel Deal

Top weekend picks are trout-stocked waters such as Parker Canyon Lake (50-degree water temperature), Cluff Reservoir (57), Roper Lake (57), Dankworth Pond (58), Apache Lake (57), Canyon Lake (55), Dead Horse Lake (52) or our “core” Community waters (mid-50s to 60). Kennedy Lake in Tucson has been producing some monster...

Angler Report: Encanto Lake (Phoenix)

Send your fishing reports and pictures to BFishing@AZGFD.gov Encanto Lake (Phoenix) Brandon F.: I caught it at Encanto Park in Phoenix Jan. 25 and I was just using a lipless crankbait and it weighed 5 pounds, 13 ounces. More reports Angler Reports are intended to be direct from anglers and are generally...