Statewide reports: June 7, 2018
Our Summer Fishing Forecast is out and it’ll show you what could be hot — or not — for all the major waters across the state!
Top spots this summer could be Big Lake, Show Low Lake, Woods Canyon Lake, Ashurst Lake and Frances Short Pond in the high country, and Roosevelt Lake, Lake Mead and Alamo Lake in the desert regions.
Anglers might consider fishing their favorite spots this weekend in the event of more forest closures. There are still closures in some areas of the Mogollon Rim streams so be sure to confirm the area you’re headed is accessible.
This is a great time to put kids on bluegill as well as catfish. Flathead catfishing is picking up at Bartlett Lake, but don’t sleep on Lake Pleasant or the Imperial Division of the Colorado River.
Anglers this week reported great action for largemouth bass at Roosevelt Lake, and trout at Clear Creek Reservoir, Ashurst Lake, Show Low Creek, and Big Lake.
Next week is the final stocking of catfish in the “core” Community waters for the summer.
Most of the state is under stage 2 fire restrictions and there are some closures. See the fire restrictions.
Also, see some of the impacts of the current closures.
Lake Havasu named
a top “Mom Approved” fish and boat spot
The Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation named Lake Havasu as the No. 3 top-mom approved place to fish and boat in the U.S. See the full list.
Update: Parker Canyon Lake fishing event is happening
The Free Family Fishing event scheduled for Saturday, June 9 at Parker Canyon Lake is still happening. But the Coronado National Forest’s celebration of National Get Outdoors Day will still take place! We’re sorry for any inconvenience. Read more about this day.
Catch of the Week
Send your fishing reports and photos to BFishing@AZGFD.gov —
one will be selected as Catch of the Week.
Fool Hollow Lake
Lola with a reported 2-pound rainbow trout caught at Fool Hollow Lake during Saturday’s Free Fishing Day using rainbow PowerBait.
Thank you, anglers!
Arizona fishing opportunities wouldn’t be possible without the Sport Fish Restoration Program. It was created through the Dingell-Johnson Act of 1950 (Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Act) and the Wallop-Breaux amendments of 1984.
Through a federal excise tax paid by manufacturers on fishing gear and motorboat fuels, it provides grant funds for fishery conservation, boating access, and aquatic education.
Save time, buy online
Grab a license online (that helps conserve all species of wildlife, not to mention provides funding that goes back into fishing opportunities) and go “Fish AZ”.