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Angler Report: Watson Lake

Send your fishing reports and pictures to BFishing@AZGFD.gov Watson Lake M. Gonzalez: This rainbow trout was caught last Sunday, October 8 by Scotty Gonzalez, age 7. He caught it on a Rapala along with two other rainbow’s  just like this one.     See more Angler Reports

Angler Report: Patagonia Lake

Send your fishing reports and pictures to BFishing@AZGFD.gov Patagonia Lake Kyle B.: Caught two 3-pound bass, bluegill, and catfish all in the coves. Could see minnows schooling up and bass causing them to jump out of the water. One bass was caught on the wieghtless senko the other on a bobber and...

Angler Report: Frances Short Pond

Send your fishing reports and pictures to BFishing@AZGFD.gov Frances Short Pond Loma and Denny: Fishing here has been excellent since the last stocking, fish are actively jumping all throughout the day and biting on rooster tails, small flashy lures and flies ran behind a bobber, not seeing too much action on PowerBait,...

Statewide Reports: Oct. 12, 2017

Days are getting shorter, air temperatures are cooling, and with the transition into fall, it takes some work to pinpoint the exact location of fish. Water temperatures in desert impoundments such as Roosevelt Lake are in the low-to-mid 70s. Cover a lot of water,  targeting different areas of the water...

Angler Report: Big Lake

Send your fishing reports and pictures to BFishing@AZGFD.gov Big Lake Jen B.: Gave Big Lake a try Sun 10/8 afternoon. Gusty wind made south boat ramp best choice. Cutthroat are moving into the shallows and eating leaches & streamers. Caught a mixed bag of rainbows and cutts. Also fished Sunrise Lake Sat.,...

Statewide reports: Oct. 6, 2017

Although some steady weather gracing the desert regions should make for some break-out bass fishing this weekend, it’s a great time to bring friends, family and fishing rods to the high country, too. Elk are bugling in the White Mountains region, fall leaves are changing colors, and winter trout stockings...

Stocking Reports from 09/25/2017 to 09/29/2017

Date Stocked Water Name Species 9/26/2017 Oak Creek Rainbow Trout 9/27/2017 Woods Canyon Lake Rainbow Trout 9/27/2017 Canyon Creek Rainbow Trout 9/28/2017 Wellton Golf Course Pond(s) Channel catfish 9/28/2017 Benders Pond Channel catfish 9/28/2017 Dead Horse Lake Channel catfish 9/28/2017 Patterson Pond-Upper Channel catfish 9/28/2017 Patterson Pond-Lower Channel catfish 9/28/2017...

Fish Lady Video Episode #9- Fish Taco Bowl

    Fish Taco Bowl 2 cups rice 1 bunch cilantro (loosely chopped, leaves only) 2 lbs catfish fillets, cut into strips Taco seasoning (approx ¼ cup homemade or 2 packets, more for extra spicy) 1 lime, cut into wedges 1 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, diced 1 red bell...