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  1. HookedAZ

    Checklist to get your boat ready for fishing season

    This is a good article from the Payson Roundup about getting your boat ready for fishing season. "With the great runoff into Roosevelt, lake levels are on the rise with new structure being added to the water that correlates to great fishing. If you are an angler and have a boat, it has probably been stored in a garage or under a boat cover for much of the last five months. Well, it’s time to...
    This is a good article from the Payson Roundup about getting your boat ready for fishing season. "With the great runoff into Roosevelt, lake levels are on the rise with new structure being added to the water that correlates to great fishing. If you are an angler and have a boat, it has probably been stored in a garage or under a boat cover for much of the last five months. Well, it’s time to...
    This is a good article from the Payson Roundup about getting your boat ready for fishing season. "With the great runoff into Roosevelt, lake levels are on the rise with new structure being added to the water that correlates to great fishing. If you are an angler and have a boat, it has probably been stored in a garage or under a boat cover for much of the last five months. Well, it’s time to...
    This is a good article from the Payson Roundup about getting your boat ready for fishing season. "With the great runoff into Roosevelt, lake levels are on the rise with new structure being added...
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  2. Scott benbow

    crayfish / crawdads

    Does anybody know if there are crawdads in Horsethief Basin Lake? Thanks Scott
    Does anybody know if there are crawdads in Horsethief Basin Lake? Thanks Scott
    Does anybody know if there are crawdads in Horsethief Basin Lake? Thanks Scott
    Does anybody know if there are crawdads in Horsethief Basin Lake? Thanks Scott
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  3. Bjorn

    Easiest place to catch Walleye?

    I'd like to catch some walleye. I have a few days to camp out. I've tried Long Lake before, and Powell. Anywhere this time of year an option?
    I'd like to catch some walleye. I have a few days to camp out. I've tried Long Lake before, and Powell. Anywhere this time of year an option?
    I'd like to catch some walleye. I have a few days to camp out. I've tried Long Lake before, and Powell. Anywhere this time of year an option?
    I'd like to catch some walleye. I have a few days to camp out. I've tried Long Lake before, and Powell. Anywhere this time of year an option?
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  4. MontieR

    Fishing Snowflake area.

    Where can the public fish around Snowflake ?
    Where can the public fish around Snowflake ?
    Where can the public fish around Snowflake ?
    Where can the public fish around Snowflake ?
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  5. zinomori

    Fishing gloves buying advice

    I am new to the amazing sport of fishing and looking at buying my very first fishing gloves. I searched online for awhile and found a good deal on Jacob Ash Hot Shot's neoprene fishing gloves at . They are offering these gloves for $8.96. I have never used any fishing gloves ever before, so want to know your views before placing the order. If you guys have any better recommendations, please...
    I am new to the amazing sport of fishing and looking at buying my very first fishing gloves. I searched online for awhile and found a good deal on Jacob Ash Hot Shot's neoprene fishing gloves at . They are offering these gloves for $8.96. I have never used any fishing gloves ever before, so want to know your views before placing the order. If you guys have any better recommendations, please...
    I am new to the amazing sport of fishing and looking at buying my very first fishing gloves. I searched online for awhile and found a good deal on Jacob Ash Hot Shot's neoprene fishing gloves at . They are offering these gloves for $8.96. I have never used any fishing gloves ever before, so want to know your views before placing the order. If you guys have any better recommendations, please...
    I am new to the amazing sport of fishing and looking at buying my very first fishing gloves. I searched online for awhile and found a good deal on Jacob Ash Hot Shot's neoprene fishing gloves at...
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  6. bestwesternpayson

    Fishing near Best Western Payson Inn Arizona

    If you are going to Payson, Arizona then you can easily get Fishing attractions near to Best Western Payson Inn. Address:- BEST WESTERN Payson Inn 801 North Beeline Highway 87 - Payson, Arizona 85547 Phone: 928-474-3241- Fax: 928-472-6564 Email:
    If you are going to Payson, Arizona then you can easily get Fishing attractions near to Best Western Payson Inn. Address:- BEST WESTERN Payson Inn 801 North Beeline Highway 87 - Payson, Arizona 85547 Phone: 928-474-3241- Fax: 928-472-6564 Email:
    If you are going to Payson, Arizona then you can easily get Fishing attractions near to Best Western Payson Inn. Address:- BEST WESTERN Payson Inn 801 North Beeline Highway 87 - Payson, Arizona 85547 Phone: 928-474-3241- Fax: 928-472-6564 Email:
    If you are going to Payson, Arizona then you can easily get Fishing attractions near to Best Western Payson Inn. Address:- BEST WESTERN Payson Inn 801 North Beeline Highway 87 - Payson,...
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  7. HookedAZ

    Fishing near Best Western Payson Inn Arizona

    If you are going to Payson, Arizona then you can easily get Fishing attractions near to Best Western Payson Inn. Address:- BEST WESTERN Payson Inn 801 North Beeline Highway 87 - Payson, Arizona 85547 Phone: 928-474-3241- Fax: 928-472-6564 Email:
    If you are going to Payson, Arizona then you can easily get Fishing attractions near to Best Western Payson Inn. Address:- BEST WESTERN Payson Inn 801 North Beeline Highway 87 - Payson, Arizona 85547 Phone: 928-474-3241- Fax: 928-472-6564 Email:
    If you are going to Payson, Arizona then you can easily get Fishing attractions near to Best Western Payson Inn. Address:- BEST WESTERN Payson Inn 801 North Beeline Highway 87 - Payson, Arizona 85547 Phone: 928-474-3241- Fax: 928-472-6564 Email:
    If you are going to Payson, Arizona then you can easily get Fishing attractions near to Best Western Payson Inn. Address:- BEST WESTERN Payson Inn 801 North Beeline Highway 87 - Payson,...
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  8. Dan

    Flathead at Horseshoe Res

    I've heard a lot about catching nice sized flathead at that spot right below Horseshoe lake with bluegills. When is the bite on for flathead? They biting right now?
    I've heard a lot about catching nice sized flathead at that spot right below Horseshoe lake with bluegills. When is the bite on for flathead? They biting right now?
    I've heard a lot about catching nice sized flathead at that spot right below Horseshoe lake with bluegills. When is the bite on for flathead? They biting right now?
    I've heard a lot about catching nice sized flathead at that spot right below Horseshoe lake with bluegills. When is the bite on for flathead? They biting right now?
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  9. HookedAZ

    Flathead Catfish tips for landing a lunker of your own in Arizona

    Did you know that Flathead Catfish are the second largest of the catfishes and are native to the lower Great Lakes and Mississippi River Basin? They were introduced into Arizona in 1940’s. The best places to fish are Alamo Reservoir, Bill Williams River, Martinez Lake Marine, Fishers Landing, Imperial Oasis, Laguna Dam, Yuma Canals, Salinity Canal, Gila River and Mittry Lake. In the lakes,...
    Did you know that Flathead Catfish are the second largest of the catfishes and are native to the lower Great Lakes and Mississippi River Basin? They were introduced into Arizona in 1940’s. The best places to fish are Alamo Reservoir, Bill Williams River, Martinez Lake Marine, Fishers Landing, Imperial Oasis, Laguna Dam, Yuma Canals, Salinity Canal, Gila River and Mittry Lake. In the lakes,...
    Did you know that Flathead Catfish are the second largest of the catfishes and are native to the lower Great Lakes and Mississippi River Basin? They were introduced into Arizona in 1940’s. The best places to fish are Alamo Reservoir, Bill Williams River, Martinez Lake Marine, Fishers Landing, Imperial Oasis, Laguna Dam, Yuma Canals, Salinity Canal, Gila River and Mittry Lake. In the lakes,...
    Did you know that Flathead Catfish are the second largest of the catfishes and are native to the lower Great Lakes and Mississippi River Basin? They were introduced into Arizona in 1940’s. The...

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  10. HookedAZ

    Flatheads of Central Arizona | Advanced fishing techniques

    I love it when I am talking to people who moved to Arizona twenty years ago from Minnesota or Michigan or even Tennessee or Texas. In conversation, I always ask (especially if I like them) if they happen to fish. The normal response to this question is as follows’. “Heck yea I fish but you don’t have anything worth fishing for out here!” I nod my head and agree with them. I know what you are...
    I love it when I am talking to people who moved to Arizona twenty years ago from Minnesota or Michigan or even Tennessee or Texas. In conversation, I always ask (especially if I like them) if they happen to fish. The normal response to this question is as follows’. “Heck yea I fish but you don’t have anything worth fishing for out here!” I nod my head and agree with them. I know what you are...
    I love it when I am talking to people who moved to Arizona twenty years ago from Minnesota or Michigan or even Tennessee or Texas. In conversation, I always ask (especially if I like them) if they happen to fish. The normal response to this question is as follows’. “Heck yea I fish but you don’t have anything worth fishing for out here!” I nod my head and agree with them. I know what you are...
    I love it when I am talking to people who moved to Arizona twenty years ago from Minnesota or Michigan or even Tennessee or Texas. In conversation, I always ask (especially if I like them) if they...
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  11. HookedAZ

    Future of bait fishing in AZ from AZGFD

    Good article from azgfd about possibly using the native Sonora sucker for bait fishing on a large scale. I personally only ever used minnows for crappie fishing, other than that, I took the bait fish from the lake, mostly bluegills for flatheads. "In recent decades, using live baitfish was the best way to catch your dinner. But with more and more people practicing catch and release,...
    Good article from azgfd about possibly using the native Sonora sucker for bait fishing on a large scale. I personally only ever used minnows for crappie fishing, other than that, I took the bait fish from the lake, mostly bluegills for flatheads. "In recent decades, using live baitfish was the best way to catch your dinner. But with more and more people practicing catch and release,...
    Good article from azgfd about possibly using the native Sonora sucker for bait fishing on a large scale. I personally only ever used minnows for crappie fishing, other than that, I took the bait fish from the lake, mostly bluegills for flatheads. "In recent decades, using live baitfish was the best way to catch your dinner. But with more and more people practicing catch and release,...
    Good article from azgfd about possibly using the native Sonora sucker for bait fishing on a large scale. I personally only ever used minnows for crappie fishing, other than that, I took the bait...
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  12. Zach

    Gila River Fishing

    Hello, I'm wondering if anyone has found any decent fishing spots recently on the Gila. I grew up fishing it in Yuma and would like to try it again. Was particularly curious about the stretches near the 85 north of Gila bend. Thanks, Zach
    Hello, I'm wondering if anyone has found any decent fishing spots recently on the Gila. I grew up fishing it in Yuma and would like to try it again. Was particularly curious about the stretches near the 85 north of Gila bend. Thanks, Zach
    Hello, I'm wondering if anyone has found any decent fishing spots recently on the Gila. I grew up fishing it in Yuma and would like to try it again. Was particularly curious about the stretches near the 85 north of Gila bend. Thanks, Zach
    Hello, I'm wondering if anyone has found any decent fishing spots recently on the Gila. I grew up fishing it in Yuma and would like to try it again. Was particularly curious about the stretches...
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  13. Jim Bonnie

    Help Lost Seat Back Rest

    Hi, last weekend leaving Parker, the seat back rest from my Ranger boat blew out from Running Man gas station to I-10 on 95 or 72. I think it probably came out on 95 but Im not sure. If someone finds it I would sure like to get it back and would pay a reward/finders fee and shipping to get it back to Tucson. It is light silver with red and grey trim. If someone needs a photo I can text or...
    Hi, last weekend leaving Parker, the seat back rest from my Ranger boat blew out from Running Man gas station to I-10 on 95 or 72. I think it probably came out on 95 but Im not sure. If someone finds it I would sure like to get it back and would pay a reward/finders fee and shipping to get it back to Tucson. It is light silver with red and grey trim. If someone needs a photo I can text or...
    Hi, last weekend leaving Parker, the seat back rest from my Ranger boat blew out from Running Man gas station to I-10 on 95 or 72. I think it probably came out on 95 but Im not sure. If someone finds it I would sure like to get it back and would pay a reward/finders fee and shipping to get it back to Tucson. It is light silver with red and grey trim. If someone needs a photo I can text or...
    Hi, last weekend leaving Parker, the seat back rest from my Ranger boat blew out from Running Man gas station to I-10 on 95 or 72. I think it probably came out on 95 but Im not sure. If someone...
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  14. traa

    Here is Practical Explanation about Next Life, Purpose of Human Life, philosophical/religious facts,

    Practical Explanation ( For Example ) :- `1st of all can you tell me every single seconds detail from that time when you born ?? ( i need every seconds detail ?? that what- what you have thought and done on every single second ) can you tell me every single detail of your `1 cheapest Minute Or your whole hour, day, week, month, year or your whole life ?? if you are not able to tell me about...
    Practical Explanation ( For Example ) :- `1st of all can you tell me every single seconds detail from that time when you born ?? ( i need every seconds detail ?? that what- what you have thought and done on every single second ) can you tell me every single detail of your `1 cheapest Minute Or your whole hour, day, week, month, year or your whole life ?? if you are not able to tell me about...
    Practical Explanation ( For Example ) :- `1st of all can you tell me every single seconds detail from that time when you born ?? ( i need every seconds detail ?? that what- what you have thought and done on every single second ) can you tell me every single detail of your `1 cheapest Minute Or your whole hour, day, week, month, year or your whole life ?? if you are not able to tell me about...
    Practical Explanation ( For Example ) :- `1st of all can you tell me every single seconds detail from that time when you born ?? ( i need every seconds detail ?? that what- what you have thought...
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  15. Eirc Renegar

    Hey Yall! catch and release..iknow the best spot!

    Welcome friends....i just joined this forumand would like to "toss in my 2 cents" I found a spot on the gila river ( buckeye) where the fishing is "the bomb" problem is i am not giving away the exact spot! two nice clues in the sentence above...2lbs all day with a mixture of 4,5,6,lbs... If you hit me up an email ..i just might turn you on to the best fishing spot in phx, metero...
    Welcome friends....i just joined this forumand would like to "toss in my 2 cents" I found a spot on the gila river ( buckeye) where the fishing is "the bomb" problem is i am not giving away the exact spot! two nice clues in the sentence above...2lbs all day with a mixture of 4,5,6,lbs... If you hit me up an email ..i just might turn you on to the best fishing spot in phx, metero...
    Welcome friends....i just joined this forumand would like to "toss in my 2 cents" I found a spot on the gila river ( buckeye) where the fishing is "the bomb" problem is i am not giving away the exact spot! two nice clues in the sentence above...2lbs all day with a mixture of 4,5,6,lbs... If you hit me up an email ..i just might turn you on to the best fishing spot in phx, metero...
    Welcome friends....i just joined this forumand would like to "toss in my 2 cents" I found a spot on the gila river ( buckeye) where the fishing is "the bomb" problem is i am not giving away the...
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  16. Beau

    How big are the bass in Arizona

    So I just moved to Arizona and I've been living in Florida my whole life. Just trying to think about how big to go on the tackle. From what I've read, on average in AZ you get about 1-4 lb large mouths, anything bigger than that might make the news, I'm I right? No offense, I'm looking forward to fishing AZ, you have a much divers landscape than we do and I love going to the lakes here. Just...
    So I just moved to Arizona and I've been living in Florida my whole life. Just trying to think about how big to go on the tackle. From what I've read, on average in AZ you get about 1-4 lb large mouths, anything bigger than that might make the news, I'm I right? No offense, I'm looking forward to fishing AZ, you have a much divers landscape than we do and I love going to the lakes here. Just...
    So I just moved to Arizona and I've been living in Florida my whole life. Just trying to think about how big to go on the tackle. From what I've read, on average in AZ you get about 1-4 lb large mouths, anything bigger than that might make the news, I'm I right? No offense, I'm looking forward to fishing AZ, you have a much divers landscape than we do and I love going to the lakes here. Just...
    So I just moved to Arizona and I've been living in Florida my whole life. Just trying to think about how big to go on the tackle. From what I've read, on average in AZ you get about 1-4 lb large...
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  17. HookedAZ

    How to Cook Channel and Flathead Catfish

    If your hungry for some catfish your in luck. Catfish is one of the easiest fish to catch and often have no bag limit in AZ. Here is a list of some easy recipe links and videos on how to cook catfish. Catfish is a white meat I suggest frying it if you have a sweet skillet. Both channel and flathead meat is firm. It's noted by the Game and Fish Department that flathead can have a "muddy" taste...
    If your hungry for some catfish your in luck. Catfish is one of the easiest fish to catch and often have no bag limit in AZ. Here is a list of some easy recipe links and videos on how to cook catfish. Catfish is a white meat I suggest frying it if you have a sweet skillet. Both channel and flathead meat is firm. It's noted by the Game and Fish Department that flathead can have a "muddy" taste...
    If your hungry for some catfish your in luck. Catfish is one of the easiest fish to catch and often have no bag limit in AZ. Here is a list of some easy recipe links and videos on how to cook catfish. Catfish is a white meat I suggest frying it if you have a sweet skillet. Both channel and flathead meat is firm. It's noted by the Game and Fish Department that flathead can have a "muddy" taste...
    If your hungry for some catfish your in luck. Catfish is one of the easiest fish to catch and often have no bag limit in AZ. Here is a list of some easy recipe links and videos on how to cook...
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  18. HookedAZ

    How to keep your catch fresh from the lake to the table

    How many freshwater anglers would flip a lid if the government tried to take away our rights to bring home fish? I know that this Hooked Az writer would drop his pole and pick up a gun in heartbeat if I was told fishing for food would be illegal. Since this is the case and it is our unhindered American right to fish and to bring it home for mounting or eating why then do so many fisherman...
    How many freshwater anglers would flip a lid if the government tried to take away our rights to bring home fish? I know that this Hooked Az writer would drop his pole and pick up a gun in heartbeat if I was told fishing for food would be illegal. Since this is the case and it is our unhindered American right to fish and to bring it home for mounting or eating why then do so many fisherman...
    How many freshwater anglers would flip a lid if the government tried to take away our rights to bring home fish? I know that this Hooked Az writer would drop his pole and pick up a gun in heartbeat if I was told fishing for food would be illegal. Since this is the case and it is our unhindered American right to fish and to bring it home for mounting or eating why then do so many fisherman...
    How many freshwater anglers would flip a lid if the government tried to take away our rights to bring home fish? I know that this Hooked Az writer would drop his pole and pick up a gun in...
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  19. Seabass

    How's the black river for smallmout these days?

    Anyone been out to the black river near where it meets the white river and fished for smallmouth bass? They were pretty small last time I went out but I caught a ton of them.
    Anyone been out to the black river near where it meets the white river and fished for smallmouth bass? They were pretty small last time I went out but I caught a ton of them.
    Anyone been out to the black river near where it meets the white river and fished for smallmouth bass? They were pretty small last time I went out but I caught a ton of them.
    Anyone been out to the black river near where it meets the white river and fished for smallmouth bass? They were pretty small last time I went out but I caught a ton of them.

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  20. HookedAZ

    I would like to remind our anglers when asked to make sure to say ‘yes, we are fishing for trout

    More pushing of the trout. Similar thread here about why so much effort is going into Trout vs any other species of fishing in AZ lakes and rivers. New Article from Mohave Valley News below. A few hardy anglers have braved the cold (well, cold for Bullhead City, anyway) weather in their quest for rainbow trout. “The rainbow trout are in,” said Rusty Braun, proprietor of Riviera Marina in...
    More pushing of the trout. Similar thread here about why so much effort is going into Trout vs any other species of fishing in AZ lakes and rivers. New Article from Mohave Valley News below. A few hardy anglers have braved the cold (well, cold for Bullhead City, anyway) weather in their quest for rainbow trout. “The rainbow trout are in,” said Rusty Braun, proprietor of Riviera Marina in...
    More pushing of the trout. Similar thread here about why so much effort is going into Trout vs any other species of fishing in AZ lakes and rivers. New Article from Mohave Valley News below. A few hardy anglers have braved the cold (well, cold for Bullhead City, anyway) weather in their quest for rainbow trout. “The rainbow trout are in,” said Rusty Braun, proprietor of Riviera Marina in...
    More pushing of the trout. Similar thread here about why so much effort is going into Trout vs any other species of fishing in AZ lakes and rivers. New Article from Mohave Valley News below. A...
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