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  1. HookedAZ

    Anyone fished any Navajo area lakes with success?

    I see a few on the site but don't really want to drive all the way out there without some recent reports. I did a trip to the San Carlos res and checked out a few ponds and didn't do well.
    I see a few on the site but don't really want to drive all the way out there without some recent reports. I did a trip to the San Carlos res and checked out a few ponds and didn't do well.
    I see a few on the site but don't really want to drive all the way out there without some recent reports. I did a trip to the San Carlos res and checked out a few ponds and didn't do well.
    I see a few on the site but don't really want to drive all the way out there without some recent reports. I did a trip to the San Carlos res and checked out a few ponds and didn't do well.
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  2. HookedAZ

    Tempe Town Lake Closed from debris

    March 1st, Tempe Town Lake is closed indefinitely for boating, fishing and other water activities because increased storm runoff has brought large amounts of debris into the waterway. Salt River Project is releasing 20,000 cubic feet of water per second from the Granite Reef Dam into the Salt River to reduce excess water in the system As of March 3rd, it was reported the lake is still a mess.
    March 1st, Tempe Town Lake is closed indefinitely for boating, fishing and other water activities because increased storm runoff has brought large amounts of debris into the waterway. Salt River Project is releasing 20,000 cubic feet of water per second from the Granite Reef Dam into the Salt River to reduce excess water in the system As of March 3rd, it was reported the lake is still a mess.
    March 1st, Tempe Town Lake is closed indefinitely for boating, fishing and other water activities because increased storm runoff has brought large amounts of debris into the waterway. Salt River Project is releasing 20,000 cubic feet of water per second from the Granite Reef Dam into the Salt River to reduce excess water in the system As of March 3rd, it was reported the lake is still a mess.
    March 1st, Tempe Town Lake is closed indefinitely for boating, fishing and other water activities because increased storm runoff has brought large amounts of debris into the waterway. Salt River...
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  3. HookedAZ

    Reef Balls will Enhance Fish Habitat at Rosy

    The Arizona Game and Fish Department has been using a crane on a 36-foot pontoon boat to sink fish habitat — critical to anglers' fishing opportunities — into lakes along the Salt River chain in central Arizona. For anglers, this ongoing project will result in better fishing for generations to come. Roosevelt Lake is planned to be the first to receive habitat. These artificial structures and...
    The Arizona Game and Fish Department has been using a crane on a 36-foot pontoon boat to sink fish habitat — critical to anglers' fishing opportunities — into lakes along the Salt River chain in central Arizona. For anglers, this ongoing project will result in better fishing for generations to come. Roosevelt Lake is planned to be the first to receive habitat. These artificial structures and...
    The Arizona Game and Fish Department has been using a crane on a 36-foot pontoon boat to sink fish habitat — critical to anglers' fishing opportunities — into lakes along the Salt River chain in central Arizona. For anglers, this ongoing project will result in better fishing for generations to come. Roosevelt Lake is planned to be the first to receive habitat. These artificial structures and...
    The Arizona Game and Fish Department has been using a crane on a 36-foot pontoon boat to sink fish habitat — critical to anglers' fishing opportunities — into lakes along the Salt River chain in...
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  4. HookedAZ

    Low-level water releases begin from Verde River

    Interesting to read what they do with water when they have it. "This weekend’s forecast of a return of wet weather to northern and central Arizona has prompted Salt River Project to begin releasing excess water from its two reservoirs on the Verde River to create additional storage capacity and provide maximum flexibility for likely future runoff events, according to a press release. A...
    Interesting to read what they do with water when they have it. "This weekend’s forecast of a return of wet weather to northern and central Arizona has prompted Salt River Project to begin releasing excess water from its two reservoirs on the Verde River to create additional storage capacity and provide maximum flexibility for likely future runoff events, according to a press release. A...
    Interesting to read what they do with water when they have it. "This weekend’s forecast of a return of wet weather to northern and central Arizona has prompted Salt River Project to begin releasing excess water from its two reservoirs on the Verde River to create additional storage capacity and provide maximum flexibility for likely future runoff events, according to a press release. A...
    Interesting to read what they do with water when they have it. "This weekend’s forecast of a return of wet weather to northern and central Arizona has prompted Salt River Project to begin...
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  5. HookedAZ

    High flows from Bartlett Lake likely this weekend

    Increased run-off from snow melt due to warmer weather, coupled with a storm forecast for this weekend, could result in releases between 5,000 and 10,000 cfs out of Bartlett Lake this weekend. Already, the Verde River watershed is at more than 184-percent precipitation for the year; Bartlett Lake is at 83-percent full. The flows would likely begin Sunday night, move through Granite Reef Dam...
    Increased run-off from snow melt due to warmer weather, coupled with a storm forecast for this weekend, could result in releases between 5,000 and 10,000 cfs out of Bartlett Lake this weekend. Already, the Verde River watershed is at more than 184-percent precipitation for the year; Bartlett Lake is at 83-percent full. The flows would likely begin Sunday night, move through Granite Reef Dam...
    Increased run-off from snow melt due to warmer weather, coupled with a storm forecast for this weekend, could result in releases between 5,000 and 10,000 cfs out of Bartlett Lake this weekend. Already, the Verde River watershed is at more than 184-percent precipitation for the year; Bartlett Lake is at 83-percent full. The flows would likely begin Sunday night, move through Granite Reef Dam...
    Increased run-off from snow melt due to warmer weather, coupled with a storm forecast for this weekend, could result in releases between 5,000 and 10,000 cfs out of Bartlett Lake this...
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  7. HookedAZ

    Arizona's highest lake water levels in years

    When looking at the lakes controlled by Salt River Project, “Total storage has actually gone from 44 percent on Dec. 15 to 62 percent as of this morning,” said Charlie Ester, the water operations manager at Salt River Project. This is great news when looking at historic lake levels. “We have to go all the way back to 2010 the last time we filled the reservoirs. In the seven years since then,...
    When looking at the lakes controlled by Salt River Project, “Total storage has actually gone from 44 percent on Dec. 15 to 62 percent as of this morning,” said Charlie Ester, the water operations manager at Salt River Project. This is great news when looking at historic lake levels. “We have to go all the way back to 2010 the last time we filled the reservoirs. In the seven years since then,...
    When looking at the lakes controlled by Salt River Project, “Total storage has actually gone from 44 percent on Dec. 15 to 62 percent as of this morning,” said Charlie Ester, the water operations manager at Salt River Project. This is great news when looking at historic lake levels. “We have to go all the way back to 2010 the last time we filled the reservoirs. In the seven years since then,...
    When looking at the lakes controlled by Salt River Project, “Total storage has actually gone from 44 percent on Dec. 15 to 62 percent as of this morning,” said Charlie Ester, the water operations...
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  8. HookedAZ

    Prescott lakes almost full to capacity

    If you've never had a chance to checkout Watson Lake or Willow Lake in Prescott, this year would be a good time with the high water levels. "Gone are the cracked patches of dirt, the dry boat docks, and the water rings high up on granite formations. For now at least, the low-water traces that are common at Willow and Watson lakes have been replaced with wide expanses of blue water – all...
    If you've never had a chance to checkout Watson Lake or Willow Lake in Prescott, this year would be a good time with the high water levels. "Gone are the cracked patches of dirt, the dry boat docks, and the water rings high up on granite formations. For now at least, the low-water traces that are common at Willow and Watson lakes have been replaced with wide expanses of blue water – all...
    If you've never had a chance to checkout Watson Lake or Willow Lake in Prescott, this year would be a good time with the high water levels. "Gone are the cracked patches of dirt, the dry boat docks, and the water rings high up on granite formations. For now at least, the low-water traces that are common at Willow and Watson lakes have been replaced with wide expanses of blue water – all...
    If you've never had a chance to checkout Watson Lake or Willow Lake in Prescott, this year would be a good time with the high water levels. "Gone are the cracked patches of dirt, the dry boat...
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  9. HookedAZ

    Lower salt river overflowing causing road closures

    Looks like the lake's along the Lower Salt River levels will be up for a while. "Gilbert Road is closed in both directions between Thomas Road and Beeline Highway early Monday morning. According to the Maricopa County Department of Transportation, the closure is due to flooding.The flooding is believed to be a result of recent rains causing the Salt River to overflow. McKellips Road is also...
    Looks like the lake's along the Lower Salt River levels will be up for a while. "Gilbert Road is closed in both directions between Thomas Road and Beeline Highway early Monday morning. According to the Maricopa County Department of Transportation, the closure is due to flooding.The flooding is believed to be a result of recent rains causing the Salt River to overflow. McKellips Road is also...
    Looks like the lake's along the Lower Salt River levels will be up for a while. "Gilbert Road is closed in both directions between Thomas Road and Beeline Highway early Monday morning. According to the Maricopa County Department of Transportation, the closure is due to flooding.The flooding is believed to be a result of recent rains causing the Salt River to overflow. McKellips Road is also...
    Looks like the lake's along the Lower Salt River levels will be up for a while. "Gilbert Road is closed in both directions between Thomas Road and Beeline Highway early Monday morning. According...
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  10. HookedAZ

    An invasive Banded Water Snake has been found in Yuma waters

    An invasive snake has been found in Yuma waters. Officials are concerned because the snakes could pose a threat to local species and alter the Colorado River ecosystem. “So where we’re heading right now is north of Yuma on Laguna Dam Road. We’re going to a lake called Mittry Lake," said Richard Meyers, an Arizona Game and Fish wildlife manager. Meyers is investigating the arrival of the...
    An invasive snake has been found in Yuma waters. Officials are concerned because the snakes could pose a threat to local species and alter the Colorado River ecosystem. “So where we’re heading right now is north of Yuma on Laguna Dam Road. We’re going to a lake called Mittry Lake," said Richard Meyers, an Arizona Game and Fish wildlife manager. Meyers is investigating the arrival of the...
    An invasive snake has been found in Yuma waters. Officials are concerned because the snakes could pose a threat to local species and alter the Colorado River ecosystem. “So where we’re heading right now is north of Yuma on Laguna Dam Road. We’re going to a lake called Mittry Lake," said Richard Meyers, an Arizona Game and Fish wildlife manager. Meyers is investigating the arrival of the...
    An invasive snake has been found in Yuma waters. Officials are concerned because the snakes could pose a threat to local species and alter the Colorado River ecosystem. “So where we’re heading...

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  11. HookedAZ

    Cool footage of a flooded Verde River

    This is a great aerial video of the Verde River that was flooded over the new year. Not the best fishing conditions but cool to see. [MEDIA]
    This is a great aerial video of the Verde River that was flooded over the new year. Not the best fishing conditions but cool to see. [MEDIA]
    This is a great aerial video of the Verde River that was flooded over the new year. Not the best fishing conditions but cool to see. [MEDIA]
    This is a great aerial video of the Verde River that was flooded over the new year. Not the best fishing conditions but cool to see. [MEDIA]
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  12. HookedAZ

    Top five winter fishing spots in Arizona - by azgfd

    Highlights 5. Alamo Lake At any given time from Nov. – Feb., Alamo can have some of the best crappie fishing in the state. 4. Parker Canyon Lake Stocked with rainbow November through March. Its water temperatures remain cold enough to keep trout active throughout the day — not just during the late evening and early mornings. 3. Lees Ferry Winter is traditionally the spawning period for...
    Highlights 5. Alamo Lake At any given time from Nov. – Feb., Alamo can have some of the best crappie fishing in the state. 4. Parker Canyon Lake Stocked with rainbow November through March. Its water temperatures remain cold enough to keep trout active throughout the day — not just during the late evening and early mornings. 3. Lees Ferry Winter is traditionally the spawning period for...
    Highlights 5. Alamo Lake At any given time from Nov. – Feb., Alamo can have some of the best crappie fishing in the state. 4. Parker Canyon Lake Stocked with rainbow November through March. Its water temperatures remain cold enough to keep trout active throughout the day — not just during the late evening and early mornings. 3. Lees Ferry Winter is traditionally the spawning period for...
    Highlights 5. Alamo Lake At any given time from Nov. – Feb., Alamo can have some of the best crappie fishing in the state. 4. Parker Canyon Lake Stocked with rainbow November through March. Its...
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  13. HookedAZ

    Winter striper fishing tips

    If you still have the passion to go after the striped bass, try going from midday (noon to 5 p.m.) when the fish seem to be most active. If you’re able to cast-net live shad, the shad will help cause a bigger bite and more keeper-size fish. Shad can still be found in shallow water near the shores or structure. If you can’t catch shad, use frozen anchovies and don’t forget to chum to attract...
    If you still have the passion to go after the striped bass, try going from midday (noon to 5 p.m.) when the fish seem to be most active. If you’re able to cast-net live shad, the shad will help cause a bigger bite and more keeper-size fish. Shad can still be found in shallow water near the shores or structure. If you can’t catch shad, use frozen anchovies and don’t forget to chum to attract...
    If you still have the passion to go after the striped bass, try going from midday (noon to 5 p.m.) when the fish seem to be most active. If you’re able to cast-net live shad, the shad will help cause a bigger bite and more keeper-size fish. Shad can still be found in shallow water near the shores or structure. If you can’t catch shad, use frozen anchovies and don’t forget to chum to attract...
    If you still have the passion to go after the striped bass, try going from midday (noon to 5 p.m.) when the fish seem to be most active. If you’re able to cast-net live shad, the shad will help...
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  14. HookedAZ

    New Arizona Fishing Regulation updates for 2017

    Reduce the daily trout bag limit to five at the Colorado River from Lake Mead to California-Nevada boundary (including Lake Mohave and Willow Beach). Reduce the daily bag limits to two bass, minimum size 13 inches; and four catfish in any combination at Whitehorse Lake. Change the season and daily bag limit from Glen Canyon Dam to the Paria Riffle to two rainbow trout; artificial fly and lure...
    Reduce the daily trout bag limit to five at the Colorado River from Lake Mead to California-Nevada boundary (including Lake Mohave and Willow Beach). Reduce the daily bag limits to two bass, minimum size 13 inches; and four catfish in any combination at Whitehorse Lake. Change the season and daily bag limit from Glen Canyon Dam to the Paria Riffle to two rainbow trout; artificial fly and lure...
    Reduce the daily trout bag limit to five at the Colorado River from Lake Mead to California-Nevada boundary (including Lake Mohave and Willow Beach). Reduce the daily bag limits to two bass, minimum size 13 inches; and four catfish in any combination at Whitehorse Lake. Change the season and daily bag limit from Glen Canyon Dam to the Paria Riffle to two rainbow trout; artificial fly and lure...
    Reduce the daily trout bag limit to five at the Colorado River from Lake Mead to California-Nevada boundary (including Lake Mohave and Willow Beach). Reduce the daily bag limits to two bass,...
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  15. HookedAZ

    Video They're dumping some fish in Tempe Town Lake

    Get out to Tempe Town Lake [MEDIA]
    Get out to Tempe Town Lake [MEDIA]
    Get out to Tempe Town Lake [MEDIA]
    Get out to Tempe Town Lake [MEDIA]
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    AZGFD Stocking Schedule for this weekend

    "By the weekend, thousands of pounds of rainbow trout will have been stocked into Community Fishing Program waters. OK, we'll even give you the exact day of the stocking ... Friday. Thank goodness for that day. All of the "core" waters, plus Water Ranch in Gilbert and Green Valley lakes in Payson (23 waters total), are scheduled to be stocked. Anglers will be able to catch some of the...
    "By the weekend, thousands of pounds of rainbow trout will have been stocked into Community Fishing Program waters. OK, we'll even give you the exact day of the stocking ... Friday. Thank goodness for that day. All of the "core" waters, plus Water Ranch in Gilbert and Green Valley lakes in Payson (23 waters total), are scheduled to be stocked. Anglers will be able to catch some of the...
    "By the weekend, thousands of pounds of rainbow trout will have been stocked into Community Fishing Program waters. OK, we'll even give you the exact day of the stocking ... Friday. Thank goodness for that day. All of the "core" waters, plus Water Ranch in Gilbert and Green Valley lakes in Payson (23 waters total), are scheduled to be stocked. Anglers will be able to catch some of the...
    "By the weekend, thousands of pounds of rainbow trout will have been stocked into Community Fishing Program waters. OK, we'll even give you the exact day of the stocking ... Friday. Thank...
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  17. HookedAZ

    East Verde River Becoming Year-Round Trout Stream

    The local Tonto Fish Hatchery operated by the AZGFD has done an excellent job in making this stream even better fishing than it has been in past years. From the pump station near Washington Park down river to East Verde Estates many pools have received catchable rainbows by the weekly stocking program. The pump station is currently in operation, which has increased the water flow into the...
    The local Tonto Fish Hatchery operated by the AZGFD has done an excellent job in making this stream even better fishing than it has been in past years. From the pump station near Washington Park down river to East Verde Estates many pools have received catchable rainbows by the weekly stocking program. The pump station is currently in operation, which has increased the water flow into the...
    The local Tonto Fish Hatchery operated by the AZGFD has done an excellent job in making this stream even better fishing than it has been in past years. From the pump station near Washington Park down river to East Verde Estates many pools have received catchable rainbows by the weekly stocking program. The pump station is currently in operation, which has increased the water flow into the...
    The local Tonto Fish Hatchery operated by the AZGFD has done an excellent job in making this stream even better fishing than it has been in past years. From the pump station near Washington Park...
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  19. John Knelange

    Town Lake Largemouth

    Town Lake Largemouth Largemouths are hitting great at Tempe Town Lake. Been hitting it morning and night - lots of 2+ pounders, a few good 3+ pounders and the occasional 4/5.
    Town Lake Largemouth Largemouths are hitting great at Tempe Town Lake. Been hitting it morning and night - lots of 2+ pounders, a few good 3+ pounders and the occasional 4/5.
    Town Lake Largemouth Largemouths are hitting great at Tempe Town Lake. Been hitting it morning and night - lots of 2+ pounders, a few good 3+ pounders and the occasional 4/5.
    Town Lake Largemouth Largemouths are hitting great at Tempe Town Lake. Been hitting it morning and night - lots of 2+ pounders, a few good 3+ pounders and the occasional 4/5.

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