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Angler Report: Patagonia Lake a panfish hot spot

Send your fishing reports and pictures to BFishing@AZGFD.gov   Patagonia Lake Adam D.: Went fishing this past weekend at Patagonia. Fished from 6 p.m. Friday night til 1:30 a.m. with no luck trying for catfish from shore. Saturday morning hooked into some nice bluegill, crappie and sunfish. One tiny little cat that was released as well.     See more Angler Reports

Cluff Ranch Pond #3 Closed to access.

  Cluff Ranch Pond #3 Closed   THATCHER, Ariz. – The Arizona Game and Fish Department has temporarily closed Cluff Ranch Pond #3 to recreational activities so that it may be used by   U.S. Forest Service crews to help suppress the Frye Fire. The Cluff Ranch Ponds are located in the Cluff Ranch Wildlife Area off Cluff Ranch Road at the base of the Pinaleno Mountains.      

Rim County Fishing Report 6/15/17

Rim Country Fishing Report June 15, 2017 By: James Goughnour Rim Country Custom Rods 480.495.1351 Several local hunters and anglers discussed a variety of topics with the AZGFD Commissioners during a meeting held the held in Payson last week. Anglers complimented the work of the Aquatics Branch related to the improving fishing conditions at Roosevelt Lake and the management of Rim Country trout lakes and streams. Hunters discussed several hunting related topics including the number of elk tags allotted in Rim Country hunt units, mountain lion hunting regulations and concerns about the number of back-to-back hunts for elk and deer...

Quagga mussels at Canyon Lake, a reminder to Clean, Drain and Dry your Watercraft

Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) are threatening the public’s angling and boating recreation and our state’s water and electrical infrastructure. It is critical for anyone who owns or uses watercraft, or has a business reliant on watercraft, to understand the essential nature of this aquatic invasive species containment effort by the Arizona Game and Fish Department. The spread of quagga mussels and other aquatic invasive species has far-reaching impacts, both financial and ecological, that can touch virtually every resident of the state. Before leaving a listed water, like Canyon Lake, you must: Clean & dry – Remove all mud, plants and...

Flagstaff and Williams area Fishing Report

Fishing is still excellent at Kaibab Lake and Dogtown Lake right now. Folks are catching big trout on Lower Lake Mary early in the morning and late in the evening out of boats and float tubes. Remember Knoll Lake is Closed to access because of the HighLine Fire Dogtown Lake is fishing well with some really nice rainbows being caught.  Folks are catching fish on green garlic powerbait or lures and flies.  Kaibab Lake received a bonus stocking of Channel Catfish on last Tuesday and another load last Friday. Fishing was EXCELLENT on Saturday with folks are catching everything (trout, bluegill crappie...

Stocking Reports from 06/05/2017 to 06/09/2017

Date Stocked Water Name Species 6/5/2017 Canyon Creek Rainbow Trout 6/5/2017 Dogtown Reservoir Rainbow Trout 6/5/2017 Fain Lake Rainbow Trout 6/5/2017 Mingus Lake Rainbow Trout 6/5/2017 Oak Creek Rainbow Trout 6/5/2017 Scott Reservoir Rainbow Trout 6/5/2017 Show Low Creek Rainbow Trout 6/5/2017 Silver Creek Rainbow Trout 6/5/2017 West Fork Little Colorado R.-Greer Rainbow Trout 6/6/2017 Cataract Lake Channel catfish 6/6/2017 City Reservoir Channel catfish 6/6/2017 Frances Short Pond Channel catfish 6/6/2017 Kaibab Lake Channel catfish 6/6/2017 Parker Canyon Lake Channel catfish 6/6/2017 Santa Fe Reservoir Channel catfish 6/6/2017 Cataract Lake Bluegill 6/6/2017 Dogtown Reservoir Bluegill 6/6/2017 Frances Short Pond Bluegill...

Live from the Field: Apple Snail removal at Eldorado Community Fishing Lake

Aquatic invasive species (AIS) are unwanted non-native species whose introduction causes or is likely to cause economic or environmental harm, or harm to human health. AIS are one of the largest threats to our freshwater ecosystems and include plants, animals, and pathogens. One invasive species found in Arizona is the Apple snail. This species, among others, is listed as an Aquatic Invasive Species under the AZ Game and Fish Director’s Orders (A.R.S. § 17-255). Apple snails were first discovered in the Lower Colorado River near Yuma and in the Lower Salt River near the Verde River confluence in 2011. In...

Video: Catch some catfish in the Yuma and Wellton area!

It’s time to head out and catch some fish in the Yuma and Wellton area!  Council Avenue (Somerton), Yuma West Wetlands, Fortuna Pond, and the Golf Course Ponds in Wellton were all stocked this morning (June 9) with thousands of pounds of channel catfish. All the fish looked very healthy and ready to bite: Time to get out there and fish these ponds!

Statewide Reports: June 9, 2017

Bass are generally in post-spawn mode and scattered across lakes. Look for the night bite on bass to improve in the coming weeks as triple-digit high temperatures remain consistent. There’s also a full moon: one certainty of this lunar phase is that anglers will have sufficient light on clear nights to navigate fishing spots. Bass and trout aside, it is also bluegill time. Get the kids, bobbers, and worms. Backs of coves are usually best, especially if it is rocky or you can find submerged boulder piles. Patagonia Lake has been a good sunfish spot, as well as Canyon Lake....

Angler Report: Lake Mead overnight striper party

Send your fishing reports and pictures to BFishing@AZGFD.gov   Lake Mead Don M.: Thought I would send you a photo of the fish that we caught on Saturday night out of South Cove on Lake Mead. It was a truly historic night as we were able to put 340 fish into the boat and on ice. We had 319 stripers, 20 channel cats, and one gizzard shad. We got all of those in a seven-hour trip, from 10 Saturday night to 5 a.m. Sunday morning. It did take us five and a half hours to process those fish. We used...