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Angler Report: Lower Lake Mary

Send your fishing reports and pictures to BFishing@AZGFD.gov Lower Lake Mary     Rich G. of Flagstaff: On, Friday, got skunked at Ashurst after four hours of fishing. Stopped at Lower Lake Mary on the way home. Caught this nice rainbow fly fishing with a Beaded Prince Nymph right about dusk at...

Angler Report: Woods Canyon Lake

Send your fishing reports and pictures to BFishing@AZGFD.gov Woods Canyon Lake   Shane S.: Caught several little rainbows early morning 7 am to 8am trolling Mepps chartreuse/bright orange colors about 2 mph east side of lake. Trolling action died down immediately after that so I switched to drift fishing slightly off the...

Angler Report: Saguaro Lake

Send your fishing reports and pictures to BFishing@AZGFD.gov Saguaro Lake   Brent O.: A few largemouth bass were caught in 10- to 20 feet of water near ledges. Weighted hook, 1/16-1/8 ounce, with a Senko or Dinger was the bait of choice. Fish were mostly around the 2-pound range with one over...

Stocking Reports from 07/24/2017 to 07/28/2017

Date Stocked Water Name Species 7/24/2017 Canyon Creek Rainbow Trout 7/24/2017 Silver Creek Rainbow Trout 7/24/2017 West Fork Little Colorado R.-Greer Rainbow Trout 7/27/2017 Haigler Creek Rainbow Trout 7/27/2017 Christopher Creek Rainbow Trout 7/27/2017 Tonto Creek Rainbow Trout 7/28/2017 Willow Springs Lake Rainbow Trout 7/28/2017 Woods Canyon Lake Rainbow Trout...

Statewide Reports: Aug. 2, 2017

Night fishing during cooler nights is still a great option (our Catch of the Week came after 2 a.m. at Lake Mead). We’re headed into a full moon, and predatory fish will be on the move for food. The key is selecting the right spots. Try for locations such as...

Western Native Trout Initiative

The Western Native Trout Initiative (WNTI) is a public-private Fish Habitat Partnership that works collaboratively to restore and recover 21 western trout and char species and sub-species across 12 western states including Arizona. They have put together a four part online course full of tips and tricks for chasing 12...

Angler Report: Lake Mead striper and a 17-inch walleye

Send your fishing reports and pictures to BFishing@AZGFD.gov Lake Mead Don M.: Fishing is HOT in Virgin Canyon near South Cove. Trip Monday night/Tuesday a.m.  produced 145 fish, including 126 stripers and 16 channel cats. Trip on Tuesday night/Wednesday a.m.  produced 214 fish — 203 stripers, 10 channel cats and one 17-inch...

Do you know the trout species in Arizona?

There are eight species of trout in Arizona. Can you name them all? I’ll give you a hint: two are native to Arizona and one of the native trout is even the state fish! Let’s go through these trout in Arizona and learn a little bit about each of them:...

Statewide Reports: July 27, 2017

We have released our top-5 family camping and fishing spots for August. Not surprisingly, four of the five spots are in the White Mountains. See the list along with directions, descriptions and fishing tips galore. Grab a license online (that helps conserve all species of wildlife, not to mention provides funding...

Stocking Reports from 07/17/2017 to 07/21/2017

Date Stocked Water Name Species 7/17/2017 West Fork Little Colorado R.-Greer Rainbow Trout 7/17/2017 Silver Creek Rainbow Trout 7/17/2017 Canyon Creek Rainbow Trout 7/17/2017 Oak Creek Rainbow Trout 7/17/2017 Goldwater Lake (Upper) Rainbow Trout 7/18/2017 Show Low Lake Rainbow Trout 7/18/2017 Fool Hollow Lake Rainbow Trout 7/18/2017 Rose Canyon Lake...

Top-5 AZ family camping and fishing spots for August

Family fishing and camping during summers in Arizona can produce some of the best memories life can spawn. What makes for good camping and fishing during triple-digit months of desert sweat? Escaping to the high country for a ton of stocked or self-sustaining fish, quality camping amenities, and scenery that’s...