Author: Nick Walter

Angler Report: Big Lake

Send your fishing reports and pictures to BFishing@AZGFD.gov Big Lake T. Olson: The wife and I spent the last 3 hours Saturday afternoon fishing at Big Lake. Caught lots of 10″ – 12″ Rainbows. My last fish of the day was this 17-inch cutthroat trout. We fished with rooster tails in different...

Angler Report: Tempe Town Lake

Send your fishing reports and pictures to BFishing@AZGFD.gov Tempe Town Lake Eric L.: Fished the South side Tempe Down Lake Saturday  morning and caught a nice mess of catfish, with one nicer one weighing around 3.5 pounds. All caught on nightcrawlers between 8:30 to 10. Great place to consistently catch catfish all...

Statewide reports: Oct. 19, 2017

Hot spots to hit this weekend: Mogollon Rim/White Mountains waters Trout fishing is picking up with cooler water temperatures. With fall colors drenching the landscape, elk bugling and rainbow trout being stocked, anglers would be wise to hit Woods Canyon Lake, Willow Springs Lake, Bear Canyon Lake, Knoll Lake, Chevelon...

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.,...