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Stocking Reports from 3/13/2017 to 3/17/2017

Date Stocked Water Name Species 3/13/2017 Lower Lake Mary Rainbow Trout 3/13/2017 Frances Short Pond Rainbow Trout 3/13/2017 Verde River-Middle Rainbow Trout 3/13/2017 Lynx Lake Rainbow Trout 3/13/2017 Verde River-Middle Rainbow Trout 3/14/2017 West Clear Creek Rainbow Trout 3/14/2017 Wet Beaver Creek Rainbow Trout 3/14/2017 Patagonia Lake Rainbow Trout 3/14/2017 Russell Tank Rainbow Trout 3/16/2017 Ashurst Lake Rainbow Trout 3/16/2017 Frances Short Pond Rainbow Trout 3/16/2017 Oak Creek Rainbow Trout 3/16/2017 Salt River Rainbow Trout

68 Fish Day at Lower Lake Mary. Flagstaff, Williams Area Fishing Reports

Fishing yesterday on Lower Lake Mary was epic yesterday.  My coworker caught and released 68 trout yesterday on flies with  size 12 Bead Head Prince Nymph and size 12 Pheasant Tail working best. The fish caught ranged from 10-16 inches.  Other folks were catching trout on small lures. Williams Area Lakes Dogtown Lake Dogtown Lake has not been stocked yet, but will be soon.   Fishing has been slow, but the few holdover fish being caught are nice size fish. Kaibab Lake About 3,200 Rainbow Trout were stocked in Kaibab this week. The lake is still muddy so fishing is probably slow.  I...

Fool Hollow and Show Low Lakes Spring Fish Surveys

Pinetop fisheries biologist surveyed Fool Hollow and Show Low Lakes this week. In both lakes the Walleye were spawning, which is good for future recruitment in the lakes, and also makes for good fishing. Use a Rapala lure or any other fish-like lure. The temperatures in the lakes were up to about 55 degrees. In both Fool Hollow and Show Low Lakes we caught large Smallmouth Bass and Channel Catfish. Northern Pike are at the end of the spawn in Fool Hollow Lake, so try fishing the shallow, weedy coves. We recommend that you take keep these fish; they are...

Prescott area fishing report: Willow Lake

The Largemouth Bass are moving into the shallows at Willow Lake. The pictures were taken the 18th and 19th of March. Keith and his crew were using brightly colored lizards, Texas rigged. Gregg Cummins Fisheries Biologist Region III 5325 North Stockton Hill Road Kingman, Arizona 86409 Off. (928) 263-8868 Fax (928) 692-1523 E-mail: gcummins@azgfd.gov [GetOutside] *click on link for outdoor information*

Dead Horse Ranch State Park fishing report

Taylor caught this largemouth bass on a drop shot on Sunday, March 19th. The warm temps will stimulate the warmwater species in the lagoons. The trout, which were stocked March 6th, should be biting. Remember to bring a variety of bait so you can switch if they aren’t biting what you are using. ”

Angler Report: Roosevelt Lake bass

    Jeff P.: Working the shallows between Grapevine and Schoolhouse, put 12 in the boat (catch and release), mostly on the smaller side, but also picked up a couple of good ones including the 19 incher in the photo. All were caught on clear/red hula grubs, Texas-rigged.

Fountain Hills High School Gets AIS Highlights

The Department’s Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Program spent the day on Thursday, February 23rd at Fountain Hills High School. Ninth through 12th grade Biology classes had finished up a unit on Invasive Species, so presentations from one of the Department’s biologists was perfect timing in tying up all the learned information.  Educating young adults on the AIS challenges all Western states face, is critical to curbing the spread of AIS in Arizona and among neighboring states. The Department spends hundreds of hours a year reaching out and educating the public on the dangers of spreading AIS from one water to another....

Colorado River fishing report: Below Davis Dam

Billy G. fished under the Laughlin Bridge and caught his limit of 5 fish in about an hour. Gregg Cummins Fisheries Biologist Region III 5325 North Stockton Hill Road Kingman, Arizona 86409 Off. (928) 263-8868 Fax (928) 692-1523 E-mail: gcummins@azgfd.gov [GetOutside] *click on link for outdoor information*