Florida Today . Last week, the final trout plants of the season were carried out throughout the program. Blue Ridge Reservoir will not be stocked this year, however Knoll Lake will be planted. Lower Lake Mary is reported to be giving up big trout to anglers in the mornings and late in the evenings. LaPorte added that he had heard some good reports on crappie fishing from San Carlos Lake on the Apache Indian Reservation. Trout are also being caught. Ninety-nine of those anglers fished out of H&M Landing and caught 120 calico bass (released), 76 yellowtail, 73 rockfish, 30 whitefish, 14 calico bass and a handful of other species. Information: (928) 774-5045. The striper bite has returned to Lake Mohave, according to reports. Be ready with top-water lures as well as crankbaits and jerkbaits. Crystal Lake is slow to freeze in winter due to its large size, but once safe ice forms, ice fishermen can access some of the best perch fishing of the year. All lakes on the Rim have received “fair” marks, but specific fishing info is hard to come by. Trout up to 4 pounds are being caught at Big Lake on Power Bait. This is a good time to throw swimbaits that resemble trout. Good numbers of the fish are in the 3-pound category. Overview. Most roads on the Rim are open. Bunch, Hulsey, Luna, Lyman, Nelson and Tunnel Reservoir are all said to be fair. Show Low Creek meadows at the Show Low Bluff trailhead and Patterson ponds were stocked with rainbows last week. Both lakes are suffering from a huge infestation of golden algae. However, Apache trout are said to be hitting Roostertail spinners. Information: (619) 222-1144 in San Diego or (602) 266-2624 in Phoenix at Phoenix Fishing. Information: (928) 532-2307. Canyon: 97%. According to reports, 276 anglers fished out of H&M Landing Sunday. Mohave: 95%. Information: (928) 532-2307. For more information visit wayneswords.com on the Internet. San Carlos: 11%. The daytime striped bass bite has been good for 2-pound fish on cut anchovies. Also wake surfers are now required to wear a personal flotation device and the boater must designate a separate observer. He also uses a 5-foot leader, bobber and fishes over 30 feet of water. Elk hair caddis flies are good for surface presentations. Fishing Report. Canyon Lake, East Fork,
Information: (602) 266-2624. The event is open from 9 to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 to 4 p.m. Sunday. LaPorte adds that Canyon has been the top producer in recent weeks, according to reports he has received. Fishing is also rated good at Silver Creek for anglers limited to artificial lures and flies with single, barbless hooks. Largemouth bass are also cooperating. The other being the Apache trout. He reported catching five Tigers in the 12- to 17-inch category as well as 18 rainbow trout in the 12- to 14-inch range. Fish deeper as the surface water is warming. Prescott N.F. Five charter boats hosted 141 anglers Sunday and returned to the San Diego Dock with 243 rockfish, 142 bluefin tuna and numerous other species, according to reports. Information: (928) 532-2307. Powell Information: wayneswords.com. Alamo: 13% full. Waters receiving “good” grades for fishing include Hawley, Salt River (partially closed), Big & Little Bear and Sunrise. Striped bass fishing is off the hook. Saguaro: 91%. According to reports from Lees Ferry Anglers below Lake Powell, trout fishing has been “pretty good” and the number of anglers has been low. Spin fishermen should throw small Roostertail spinners with gold blades in slow moving water. Surveys show that, despite a possible partial fish kill over the winter, Crescent has good numbers of holdover brook trout and healthy rainbows to 16 inches and has been heavily stocked so far this year. Gary Senft of Bass Pro Shops in Mesa suggests fishing sunny afternoons with shad- or crayfish-colored crankbaits tossed along a shoreline. At Big Lake, anglers are catching mostly rainbow trout on baby cowbell trolling rigs or worms fished off the bottom. Charter boats out of H&M Landing did well Sunday. He reported a group catching 75 stripers from 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday night. One angler said he and a partner caught 40 fish. Saguaro: 93%. Both Willow Springs and Woods Canyon lakes, the two most popular waters on the Rim, are beginning to ice over. They spawn at night on the surface and their range is from one end of the lake to the other. Reports indicate several five-fish limits weighing in the 20-pound-plus category have been reported. Information: (520) 388-4451. All types of fishing in all 50 states. Fair to poor is how several lakes are rated in the Pinetop/Show Low area. Mohave: 88%. Lots of stripers are being caught. According to Jim Goughnour of Rim Country Rods, bass fishing has been good. Bartlett: 83% Canyon: 94%. Striped bass are also being caught. The same angler also reported catching several stripers in the 2- to 3-pound class. Information: (928) 774-5045. Supposedly rainbow trout fishing is fair, however good for cutthroat trout. The bass are on the small side but anglers can keep all they catch. At Dead Horse Ranch State Park in the Verde Valley largemouth bass fishing has been good for anglers using spinnerbaits as some catches are as heavy as 5 pounds. Chartreuse/bright orange colors work best. As usual, anglers should use extreme caution. Carolina rigs baited with live worms, they said, worked very well in coves near the dam. Information: (480) 986-2515. Reports are circulating of an angler catching a flathead catfish in the 50-55-pound class. Robos’ morning dawn and Camo colored worms are working well on such setups as dropshot, Texas and Carolina rigs. At Goldwater Lake near Prescott a load of large Gila trout were recently stocked. Senft says the recent storms have rendered the bite inconsistent at times, so keep moving to find the shad and the fish. The lunker hit a copper john trailer fly. Anglers wading past the weeds or fishing from boats are said to be doing well catching large trout early and late in the day at Lower Lake Mary. Other anglers are reporting decent crappie fishing above the yellow cliffs. The 2013 decline was attributed to lower than normal water flows and water temperatures out of Lake Powell. Information: (623) 412-3474. 83 anglers caught 85 bonito, 57 rockfish, 12 legal lobster and several additional species. One angler fished Knoll Lake recently and reported he caught three rainbow trout measuring from 9 to 11 inches on a spinner-fly. Try top-water lures for bigger fish, specifically buzzbaits and walking baits early in the day. Anglers, travelers, vacationers and hikers should know that the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s Tonto Creek and Canyon Creek fish hatcheries are closed until further notice. Information: (928) 475-2343. Crappie fishing is said to be good for anglers trolling a small curly tailed grub on a weighted long line. The lake has been rising a bit thanks to water releases from Horseshoe Dam. Sunday 404 anglers fished out of H&M Landing, bringing in 1,279 yellowfin tuna, 614 skipjack, 233 yellowtail, 104 bonito, 96 dorado and small amounts of additional species. Bartlett: 63%. The experts say that the best time to fish. Bass, crappie and rainbow trout are being caught at Kaibab Lake near Williams. Also try Texas-rigged Baby Brush Hogs, jerkbaits and jigs. Information: (928) 692-7700. Mead: 39%. Derek Francom and Aaron Reese won the Let’s Talk Fishing/ABA Summer Night Tournament Saturday. Rules & Regulations. Try Lyman Lake for carp and catfish. Checklist. Friends: Please double-check the email address you have on file. Also work the deep water off the cliffs near Bass Point. According to Richard LaPorte at Liar’s Korner in Mesa, Canyon Lake is the best of the bunch. Action continues to be good for trout at Black Canyon on nightcrawlers and Powerbait. Saguaro: 93%. Fish 90 to 100 feet deep at the pumps. Alamo: 8% full; Apache: 92%; Bartlett: 44%; Canyon 95%; Havasu: 91%; Horseshoe: 7%; Mead: 39%; Mohave: 92%; Pleasant: 86%; Powell 52%; Roosevelt: 54%; Saguaro: 92%; San Carlos: 6%. In the Williams area try Kaibab and Dogtown lakes for trout. Use submersible lights at night for a big boost for stripers. Richard LaPorte at Liars Korner in Mesa reports top-water fishing continues to be good at Canyon. Reports indicate 835 yellowfin were caught by 511 anglers on a variety of short and long trips. Havasu: 88%. Information: (928) 774-5045. Oct. 3 angler report: “In 4 hours, I caught and released 41 beautiful rainbow trout ranging from 9-14 inches and caught two Arkansas bass, one 14.5 inches and the other was 15 inches on Oct. 3. Crappie anglers are doing well and recent reports indicate some hefty largemouth bass are being caught, although fishing has been somewhat difficult. Information: (928) 532-2307. Lakes in this region are being stocked heavily with trout in preparation for spring. Information: (480) 221-0503. Apache: 93%. As a reminder, anglers fishing in Mexican waters are limited to 10 fish daily and no more than five of any one species may be kept. Information: (928) 532-2307. Information: (520) 388-4451. All the fish were caught on anchovies. Angling experts report bass are further along in the spawning process than most other lakes. Largemouth and smallmouth bass are feeding on bluegills and sunfish in the shoreline vegetation. There are lots of carryover trout at Kinnikinick Lake due to fish planted in 2015 or 2016. Forty-four of the anglers fished out of H&M Landing on two trips and claimed 170 rockfish, 38 yellowtail and a few additional species. Information: (928) 774-5045. Mohave: 96%. Channel catfish plants have resumed following the golden algae dieoff in the spring. ---->. As the sun rises try Texas-rigged lizards or drift gizzard shad swimbaits. Threads 470 Messages 3.2K. 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Mead: 39%. Use Texas rigged Baby Brush Hogs in watermelon candy color. Catfish were stocked into City Reservoir near Williams and Frances Short Pond in Flagstaff. Several anglers fishing in kayaks caught a good number of nice fish. For more information call (619) 222-1144 in San Diego or (602) 266-2624 at Phoenix Fishing Supply. Power Bait, meal worms and nightcrawlers will do the trick. Eight legal lobster were checked in among the 90 that were netted. Information: (928) 774-5045. Fish the upper end for best results. According to Richard LaPorte at Liar’s Korner in Mesa, 9- and 8-pound bass were caught last weekend during a tournament. When the temperature is up use dropshot, Texas or Carolina rigs. Information: (480) 772-8460. Alabama rigs are also working well. Reports indicate bass fishing has been very good during bright moons and cloudless nights. The survey included 283 largemouth bass and 32 smallmouth bass. San Carlos bass are also in the spawning mood and anglers are finding them with a variety of baits, including crankbaits, jerkbaits and spinnerbaits, as well as Robo and Senko worms fished dropshot style. Overall, 465 anglers fished from 14 boats to collect 263 yellowtail, 211 rockfish, 172 calico bass, 46 barracuda, 27 sculpin and smaller numbers of additional species. Information: thearizonafishingguides.com. According to Terry Gunn at Lees Ferry Anglers, fishing is once again in a “boom” phase thanks to a decline in the trout population three to four years ago. Information: (520) 388-4451. Information: (928) 475-2343. Three of the fish were in the 5-pound category. Tiger trout are being caught at Marshal Lake on yellow and black Panther-Martin spinners, according to reports. The group bagged 219 rockfish 105 vermillion rockfish, 18 yellowtail and 125 California scorpionfish among a number of additional species. Elsewhere, try Kinnikinick and Ashurst lakes. Information: (928) 338-4385. Boaters using Mead, Mohave, and Powell lakes on the Colorado River need to properly clean their watercraft to help prevent the spread of quagga mussels. by UTAH DIVISION … He and his partner caught limits of trout. The bass won’t be huge, but there are plenty of active smaller fish that are keeping anglers busy. Apache trout were not planted at all in 2017 due to federal fish hatcheries testing positive for Bacteria Kidney Disease. Information: (619) 222-1144. Information: (480) 986-2515. Willow Springs Lake is a great trout spot, but the lake also contains a good bass population. An 11-pound largemouth bass was reportedly caught recently at Martinez Lake off the Colorado River near Yuma. Night fishing has been productive. Big and Little Bear lakes are accessible, however surface ice could be an issue. Although frustrating to anglers, some anglers will find the spawn enhanced and the payoff will come during the next year or two. Overall, the warm weather has begun slowing down the fishing, but early mornings and late evenings continue to be good at Ashurst, Kaibab and Dogtown lakes. Show Low Lake is a good spot for the holiday weekend. Information: (928) 669-2088. Although some recent reports indicate the crappie fishing has slowed, the bite has been good in past weeks with a lot of the action in the vicinity of the dam. Finally, some information has surfaced about Arivaca Lake. Information: 480-986-2515. Anglers traveling State Route 88 (the Apache Trail) from Apache Junction to Canyon Lake and other recreation facilities should expect 20-minute delays the next two months due to repairs on road damage caused by recent monsoon storms. Orange Super Duper lures are catching cutthroat trout at Big Lake by anglers trolling deep 30 yards offshore near the dam. Yellow and orange Power Bait is said to be the best bait, but also try nightcrawlers and small spinners. A later spawn will benefit the new fish as the lake level will be high enough to flood cover for the new fish. Horseshoe: 13%. Apache: 92%. Funds. Carmen at Hook Up Outfitters says largemouth bass have been hitting such top-water lures as Zara Spooks at first light as well as from mid-morning into early afternoon. At Fain an angler using split-tail grubs caught numerous rainbows up to 13 inches at a depth of 2 to 6 feet. Both lakes have received large loads of rainbow trout. The lucky angler, who returned the lunker to the lake, did very well fishing with another fisherman and the pair caught 20 trout in the morning on flies and Roostertail spinners. Crappies are eating live minnows and curly tailed jigs when fished near and under cover. Some fish may have visible sores from the Lernaea parasite, however they are reportedly safe to eat, according to officials. Or ( (928) 475-2343 at Tribal headquarters. Anglers wanting to use lures for stripers should try the Long A Bomber and/or the Glide Swimmer. Lake Levels
At Willow Springs Lake the main portion of the lake has been clear of ice, however the two arms of the lake have been covered with ice. Information: (928) 774-5045. The fish were shallow and bit crappie tube lures. In the stained water use baits that create noise. Information: (928) 532-2307. The date marks the 10th year the Arizona Game and Fish Department has hosted the program and more than 1,700 jackets are expected to be exchanged from 10 a.m. until noon at the following locations: Bartlett Lake Jojoba Ramp, Canyon Lake Palo Verde Ramp, Lake Havasu City Windsor 4 ramp, Lake Pleasant 10-lane ramp, Saguaro Lake main ramp, Bullhead City Fire Station No. According to the San Diego Dock Sunday report, 489 anglers reported catching 147 barred sand bass, 131 calico bass, 115 bonito, 75 yellowtail, 75 calico bass 69 rockfish, 62 bluefin tuna, 20 yellowfin tuna and a variety of additional species. Richard LaPorte at Liar's Korner in Mesa says he is receiving reports of largemouth bass on the spawning beds. Information: (480) 467-2511. Canyon: 94%. Most of the small stores are not open for the season. Ted Wong at Phoenix Fishing Supply said one angler reported catching 20 to 25 small bass using Carolina rigs. All it takes to catch a boat load of yellowtail out of San Diego is a little time. He says to look for birds and schooling surface fish in the morning in the northern coves. Although no mention was made about lures or bait, but most likely anchovies were involved to some degree. Parker Canyon Lake has been a good spot for trout as of late. For best results fish them dropshot style, LaPorte added. At Dogtown Lake, bass and trout are being caught on small jigs along the north side of the lake. Richard LaPorte of Liar’s Korner in Mesa, reports action is picking up for anglers using Huddleston swimbaits at both lakes. Anglers are picking up 15 to 20 bass on jigs and Carolina rigs, according to reports passed on by Ted Wong at Phoenix Fishing Supply. Lake Powell keeps rising and Wayne Gustaveson reports that anglers are doing well fishing the newly flooded vegetation for largemouth bass, bluegill and crappie. On a recent morning 25,000 Florida strain largemouth bass and 12,000 black crappie were planted in the lake. He talked with an angler that had caught 11 crappies weighing in the one-pound to one and three-quarter pound range. The top lures for stripers are the Long A Bomber or the Savage Gear Glide Swimmer. Information: (520) 388-4451. Action is said to be good on both rainbow and Tiger trout at Willow and Woods Canyon. To report the most up-to-date information on fishing in the Midstate, The Tennessean has asked for contributions from several avid anglers. Goughnour suggests using a fast-action rod loaded with small diameter braided line and a 2/0 hook. Information: (602) 266-2624. Jim Goughnour of Rim Country Custom Rods reports fishing is excellent across the region in both lakes and streams. . Contact the Parker Canyon store for updated information at (520) 455-5847. Lake Powell striped bass guru Wayne Gustaveson reported anglers are having mixed success due to wind, dropping temperatures and finicky fish, but he predicts fishing should get better when things call down somewhat. Nearly 200 trout were removed to keep them from perishing in toxic ash flows that form during summer rains. Recent surveys at Lake Havasu showed good numbers of largemouth bass in a variety of sizes were available. Arizona Lakes: Knoll Lake, Knoll Lake Why go This gorgeous, 75-acre lake is surrounded by pines and stocked with rainbow trout. A fly angler reports he got into some huge slab-like trout at Lees Ferry on the Colorado River below Lake Powell last week. Look for surfacing fish and feeding birds. A few larger catches show up from time to time. Information: (602) 606-5600. Bartlett and Roosevelt are also offering up a fairly decent crappie bite, but the best lakes continue to be Alamo and San Carlos. This lake is also putting out big fish and the lunkers are being found in the deep grass by using dropshot or shaky head lures. Information: (619) 222-1144 in San Diego or (602) 266-2624 at Phoenix Fishing Supply. Pleasant: 70%. Trout fishing is fair at Nelson Reservoir, according to reports. Information: (928) 532-2307. Also try Becker (catch and release), Big, Patterson Ponds and Nelson Reservoir. Lakes in the area can be accessed and should receive fish this week. Similar to Fool Hollow what with the planting of larger trout, the lake also has a new fish cleaning station and restrooms, as well as stairs from the parking lot to the boat trailer parking area. Another angler reported catching a 14-pounder early one evening. It … Waters with top ratings include Sunrise, Big and Little Bear lakes, North Ditch Camp, Hawley and most streams. Fool Hollow Lake is said to be rated “fair” for fishing. A 32-pound striper was caught recently below Davis Dam. Havasu: 95%. A group of several anglers did well recently from shore at River Reservoir near Greer. Crappie anglers are advised to fish near the Salt River arm around submerged trees or newly placed habitat. Anglers fishing at Becker Lake are taking Tiger trout. For browns use small spoons or small crayfish imitations. Saguaro: 92%. The lake is near the top of the spillway and trout planting continues. Alamo: 11% full. Information: (928) 468-0263. According to reports, 363 anglers caught 486 yellowtail Sunday out of the San Diego Dock. Information: (928) 338-4385. Friday at 3:08 PM; airford1; Wayne's Fishing Reports. A good example is the 33-pounder caught recently at Green Valley Lake in Payson. Bass are said to be in all phases of the spawn. Information: (623) 236-7240. Lees Ferry is said to be back in a boom phase, according to the experts at Lees Ferry Anglers. Carnero Lake is being rated excellent for fishing, according to the Game and Fish Department. Anglers are doing well on bass weighing 2 to 2 ½ pounds, according to reports from Ted Wong at Phoenix Fishing Supply. Lakes in the Community Fishing Waters program were to be stocked with trout this week and will receive fish again the week of Dec. 25-30. A pair of anglers did very well at the end of December. Information: (928) 532-2307. Reaction baits are helpful as the bass chase shad schools. Try for yellow bass in deep water with jigging spoons. Becker, Big, Carnero and Luna lakes are all getting good marks from the Arizona Game and Fish Department. Richard LaPorte of Liar's Korner in Mesa says he has been receiving good crappie reports from anglers catching the panfish on minnows. Bartlett: 66% Canyon: 95%. Use woolly bugger flies, Joe’s flies, small spoons and garlic-flavored Power Bait. Mohave: 92%. Lynx Lake near Prescott is turning out good catches of recently stocked brown trout for anglers using 1.5-inch crappie tubes. Information: (928) 338-4385. Bass fishing is said to be good especially on top with an active bite on Zara Spook Juniors, Spro Frogs and a Rico bait said to be under way. | Links
Rods, reels and bait will be provided and no state license will be needed for those who register during event hours. Check out Big Lake for sure as well as Hawley Lake on the Ft. Apache Reservation. Jack Partin at Liar’s Korner in Mesa says the action has slowed a bit at Saguaro, but Canyon has been taking up the slack. During the day the fish can be found as deep as 20 feet. Information: (928) 475-2343. Urban Fishing. The crappie action has been good. Our Picasa Photo Albums
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