Arizona Fishing Report

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Latest Reports

  1. Reports Willow Beach
    5/5,

    Willow Beach with a 12-pound striper

    Billy G. had another successful trip to Willow Beach with a 12-pound striper. He caught six (mostly 2-3 pound stripers) on the day with the one big fish. He was using the Bomber Long A trout pattern

  2. Reports Lower Salt River
    5/5,

    On Wednesday morning the river was flowing 8 7 cfs out of Stewart Mountain. Has been stocked with trout. No new reports of success.

  3. Reports Apache Lake
    5/5,

    1,912 feet (95-percent full).

    Spinners have been successful with smallmouth bass. Crankbaits and jigs also have been effective. Try reaction baits in the morning and during afternoons, jigs or dropshots. Not a bad time to drift along and throw crankbaits or spiinnerbaits. Apache Lake’s final schedule trout stocking of the winter season was a month ago. Various jigs also can be effective – try crawdad imitations. Points, islands and rocky structures tend to hold the majority of largemouth bass – keep moving. Walleye...

  4. Reports Canyon Lake
    5/5,

    1,657 feet (97-percent full.)

    The final rainbow trout stockings of the winter season took place a month ago. Fishing likely is pretty difficult – but Canyon is the land of lunkers when it comes to bass. For better numbers, try Bartlett or Saguaro. A new fishing pier is under construction in the Boulder Creek Recreation Area. This pier serves as excellent structure for sunfish. Some anglers have had success throwing dropshot Roboworms in morning dawn near cattails in 10-20 feet of water.

  5. Reports Saguaro Lake
    5/5,

    1,524 feet (94-percent full)

    Bass are spawning. Try Texas-rigged lizards. Drifting gizzard shad swimbaits have been some bass. Water should be clearing. Yellow bass is an option if the largemouth bass are finicky. Try nightcrawlers on dropshot rigs.

  6. Reports Bartlett Lake
    5/5,

    Lake elevation is 1,796 feet, feet, 98 % full.

    Bartlett Lake is full and the water is clearing up. Bass fishing is good in 2-12 feet from the dam to the river using crankbaits, spinner baits (white or chartreuse) and baby brush hogs (watermelon red). Texas-rigs worms aren’t producing as much as the brush hogs. Bass are all phases of spawn. Visibility is about 1 foot deep.

  7. Reports Lake Pleasant
    5/5,

    Lake elevation 1,697 feet, 94 % full

    Water temperature reached 68-69 degrees by Wednesday afternoon. As of Monday, the water was still green and murky and there was large pieces of wood floating in the water. That said, striped and largemouth bass fishing might be picking up. There have been some better reports during the past couple days. Live shad seems to be the ticket (and anchovies as usual). There will be a new moon on Monday, making using submersible lights at night a great option for stripers. Motorized access to...

  8. Reports Roosevelt Lake Arizona: Fishing report and lake information
    5/5,

    2,122 feet, 67-percent full

    March 23 report from Jim Goughnor of Rim Country Custom Rods: Spring fishing and water flows continue to be the talk of Rim Country anglers. Bass are in pre, post and spawning phases which means many are feeding heavily and anglers are reporting successful trips to the lake. The water flows into Roosevelt Lake from the Salt River and the Tonto Creek are back to normal flow rates for this time of year. However, during March and April, flow rates into the lake are traditionally higher than...

  9. HookedAZ Ashurst Lake
    5/5,

    Open and Trout Stocked

    The road is open and the first load of 2,700 rainbow trout was stocked last week.

  10. HookedAZ Willow Springs Lake
    5/5,

    The gate to Willow Springs Lake is open and reports are that fish are biting. There are tiger trout here -- go see how much they may have grown during the winter.

  11. HookedAZ Laughlin Fishing
    5/5,

    Striper bite is picking up along the river

    The striper bite is picking up along the Colorado River. That’s the word from Rusty Braun, proprietor of Riviera Marina in Bullhead City and provider of area fishing news for the Mohave Valley Daily News, the Arizona Game and Fish Department and the Nevada Department of Wildlife. Kingman Regional Medical - INSTORY 300X250 “Anchovies are the bait of choice and from shore or from boat, is producing some nice catches.” The Romero family — Chiwy, Tury, Chiman and Pelon — brought in seven...

  12. HookedAZ Lower Lake Mary
    5/5,

    Lower lake Mary has had about 9,000 larger (10 + inch) Rainbow Trout stocked in the last week along with about 8600 smaller (6-8 inch) Rainbow Trout. The recent stocking of Rainbow Trout contained some really nice trout with one being measured at about 18 inches. Folks yesterday were catching trout on flies and small lures. Some were also being caught on PowerBait. More stockings are on the way for Lower Lake Mary.

  13. HookedAZ Lake Mead
    5/5,

    The current elevation is 1089 feet above msl. The National Park Service has been working to improve conditions at South Cove launch ramp, and latest report is that 4×4 is not needed to launch/retrieve boats. Be sure to check out launch ramp area prior to launching. Be careful boating because of low water level, many new islands and near surface rocks have appeared. The largemouth bass bite is slowing with the cold weather. Night crawlers were the bait for the channel catfish. The striper...

  14. HookedAZ Lake Mohave
    5/5,

    643 feet above msl

    The lake level is currently 643 feet above msl. The fishing dock at Katherine’s Landing can produced some nice fish. The striper bite has returned according to reports. Down deep by the dam and above the power lines are reported as the hottest spots. Lures that mimic trout are working for stripers as well as the old tried and true anchovies. Submersible lights fished during the new moon are an effective way to catch stripers. Check the moon phases before you go – the last new moon was...

  15. HookedAZ Willow Beach
    5/5,

    Billy G. had another successful trip to Willow Beach with a 12-pound striper. He caught six (mostly 2-3 pound stripers) on the day with the one big fish. He was using the Bomber Long A trout pattern (see attached picture).

  16. HookedAZ Mogollon Rim
    5/5,

    Creeks below the Mogollon Rim

    Jim Goughnour of Rim Country Custom Rods previously reported trout fishing in Rim Country streams is also improving as the water gets back to more normal flows. The snow melt lowers the water temperature in the streams which makes the trout even more active.

  17. HookedAZ Lower Salt River
    5/5,

    7 cfs out of Stewart

    On Wednesday morning the river was flowing at 7 cfs out of Stewart Mountain. Has been stocked with trout. No new reports of success.

  18. HookedAZ Horseshoe Lake
    5/5,

    Lake elevation is 2,024 feet (97-percent full).

    When the lake is full, there are a lot of spawning fish.

  19. HookedAZ Apache Lake
    5/5,

    Lake elevation is 1,913 feet (96-percent full).

    Spinners have been successful with smallmouth bass. Anglers might also consider rip baits. Try reaction baits in the morning and during afternoons, jigs or dropshots. Not a bad time to drift along and throw crankbaits or spiinnerbaits. Apache Lake’s final schedule trout stocking of the winter season was 3 weeks ago. Various jigs also can be effective – try crawdad imitations. Points, islands and rocky structures tend to hold the majority of largemouth bass – keep moving. Walleye fishing...

  20. HookedAZ Canyon Lake
    5/5,

    Lake level is 1,657 feet (97-percent full.)

    The final rainbow trout stockings of the winter season took place a month ago. Fishing likely is pretty difficult – but Canyon is the land of lunkers when it comes to bass. For better numbers, try Bartlett or Saguaro. A new fishing pier is under construction in the Boulder Creek Recreation Area. This pier serves as excellent structure for sunfish. Some anglers have had success throwing dropshot Roboworms in morning dawn near cattails in 10-20 feet of water.

  21. HookedAZ Saguaro Lake
    5/5,

    1,524 feet (93-percent full)

    he lake is 1,524 feet (93-percent full). . Saguaro Lake levels have risen 7 peecent during the past week. The levels had decreased to accommodate maintenance at Mormon Flat Dam. The largemouth bass spawn was already in full swing by Monday, March 6. Try Texas-rigged lizards. Drifting gizzard shad swimbaits have been some bass. Yellow bass is an option if the largemouth bass are finicky. Try nightcrawlers on dropshot rigs.

  22. HookedAZ Bartlett Lake
    5/5,

    Lake elevation is 1,797 feet, feet, 99 % full.

    Bass fishing remains tough but will quickly pick up. On Wednesday morning, the lake was white-capping and the water is still dirty. Shad are spread out and had moved into 5-15 feet of water. Gary Senft, a Bass Pro at the Mesa Bass Pro Shops, fished from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. that day and said fishing was difficult but fish were nice-sized and in 3-10 feet of water. Best bets were brush hogs and Texas-rigged lizards. Look for bass to be following shad, and so the bass have not been in the same...

  23. HookedAZ Lake Pleasant
    5/5,

    (Lake elevation 1,697 feet, 94 % full).

    Motorized access to the upper arm of the Agua Fria River at Lake Pleasant will again be available thanks to a special development project of the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s Boating Access Program. Through the cooperative efforts of the Department, the Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, this unique boating and fishing opportunity will be available each Friday through Sunday throughout the spring, beginning Friday, March 24. Operating...

  24. HookedAZ Roosevelt Lake Arizona: Fishing report and lake information
    5/5,

    (2,119 feet, 65-percent full)

    March 15 report from Jim Goughnor of Rim Country Custom Rods: Spring fishing continues to improve by the day on Roosevelt and Apache Lakes. The stable weather and sunshine have pushed the water temperature above the 60-degree mark and bass are moving onto spawning flats and shallows. The water flowing into the Roosevelt Lake has returned to normal flow rates for this time of year and the clarity of the water is improving albeit gradually each day. The recent rain and snow accumulations have...

  25. Jeff k Lower Lake Mary
    5/5,

    The new fish stocking season has begun in the Flagstaff and Williams region. That will include Lower Lake Mary, which has the highest water levels since 2010. Having been partially replenished, this 450-acre lake in Flagstaff is basically a new fishery. We'll be stocking some large rainbow trout on Thursday to kick things off. And Lower Mary will grow 'em quickly. This is Lower Mary on Monday after our fisheries biologists checked water quality: [IMG] Lower Lake Mary is as full as it's...

  26. Jeff k Roper Lake
    4/5,

    The lake is full. No recent reports have been received from this location. Find the winter trout stocking schedule here. For lake information contact Roper Lake State Park at (928) 428-6760. Sunfish live or dead is not legal bait at this lake.

  27. Jeff k Riggs Flat Lake
    3/5,

    This lake is closed for the winter.

  28. Jeff k Pena Blanca Lake
    4/5,

    The lake is full and water quality problems have improved and trout stocking is underway finally. The winter trout schedule can be found here. As the weather warms anglers are reminded of the recent change in the largemouth bass regulations at this lake. For details of those changes please see the current fishing regulations here: 2017 Fishing Regulations. Additionally all mercury advisories against the eating of warmwater fish caught at Pena Blanca Lake remains in effect. Future testing...

  29. Jeff k Parker Canyon Lake
    4/5,

    The lake is at 2.82 feet below the spillway and there are no problems with launching. Trout stocking is ongoing. For future stockings check the schedule here. The bag limit on white amurs is one fish over 30 inches in length. Anglers are asked to immediately release any smaller amurs that they may catch unharmed. Anglers can also contact the Store at the lake for updates on fishing at (520) 455-5847. Gasoline engines are restricted to 10 hp or less and boaters using gas motors are...

  30. Jeff k Patagonia Lake
    4/5,

    The lake is full and no reported launching problems. Trout stockings are ongoing. Find the schedule here. No recent reports of success.

  31. Jeff k Cluff Ranch
    3/5,

    The pond is 1.14 feet below the spillway with no reports of launching issues. Trout stocking is ongoing. The schedule can be found here. Anglers continue to report the fishing to be fair. Visitors are reminded that it is illegal to obstruct the use of the boat ramp by anglers trying to launch the boats. No parking, standing, sitting, swimming or fishing is allowed on the boat ramp. For lake information call (928) 485-9430.

  32. Jeff k Martinez Lake
    4/5,

    No report. This tends to be one of the top early-bird bass lakes.

  33. Jeff k Lake Havasu
    3/5,

    Lake level 91.5 percent full, 69+ degrees. A state record smallmouth bass was caught Thursday, Feb. 23.

  34. Jeff k Alamo Lake
    5/5,

    March 1 report from Mark Knapp at Alamo Lake State Park: This going to very short, but worth reading. The lake is still coming up. When it's done we should be able to open the main ramp. Cholla ramp is open right now and the Dept. installed an 80-foot boat dock. Way cool. The lake looks like it did in '05 and is a giant milkshake. Logs jams all over. Fishing is terrible. If you value your boat, stay away from here for now. It's going to be killer fishing in about a month. We will...

  35. Jeff k Luna Lake
    2/5,

    Fishing is fair. Partially ice covered.

  36. Jeff k Lee Valley Reservoir
    3/5,

    Inaccessible and ice covered. Ice is thin and unsafe. Ice may be unsafe. Few fish remain here, although we are not predicting a winterkill. Highways 261 and 273 are closed for the winter.

  37. Jeff k Bunch Reservoir
    3/5,

    GREER LAKES (River; Tunnel; Bunch) – All 3 lakes are full or nearly full, and ice covered. The ice is thin and not safe. Greer Fire District will be conducting prescribed burns Feb 22-Mar 10. The burns will be in the area of squirrel spring and the spade ranch areas. The community of Greer will be impacted by the smoke. Contact Greer Fire District staff if you have questions.

  38. Jeff k Tunnel Reservoir
    3/5,

    GREER LAKES (River; Tunnel; Bunch) – All 3 lakes are full or nearly full, and ice covered. The ice is thin and not safe. Greer Fire District will be conducting prescribed burns Feb 22-Mar 10. The burns will be in the area of squirrel spring and the spade ranch areas. The community of Greer will be impacted by the smoke. Contact Greer Fire District staff if you have questions.

  39. Jeff k Crescent Lake
    3/5,

    Inaccessible and ice covered. Ice may be unsafe with warm winter days melting the ice. A winterkill is NOT predicted here as of Feb. 16. We look forward to fishing for large rainbow trout and brook trout in the spring! Highways 261 and 273 are closed for the winter.

  40. Jeff k Carnero Lake
    3/5,

    Ice covered with thin, unsafe ice. Use caution especially, especially with warm days which melt the ice. Winterkill is NOT predicted here as of February 16. Forest roads to the lake have deep snow in spots and are not accessible all the way to the lake by vehicle.

  41. Jeff k Big Lake
    5/5,

    Inaccessible and ice covered. Ice is still VERY thin and unsafe. During the winter survey on February 16, accessed with snow mobiles, ice was easily broken through just standing on it. Highways 261 and 273 are closed for the winter. Forest roads from the south are not passable due to deep snow.

  42. Jeff k Becker Lake
    4/5,

    Fishing is fair. Becker Lake is open to catch-and-release only for trout, artificial fly and lure only; single barbless hooks only. No bait. No trout may be kept.

  43. Jeff k Patterson Ponds
    4/5,

    This is a community fishing water in St. John’s. A regular fishing license or a community fishing license is required to fish here. Channel catfish and sunfish fishing is fair, but trout fishing is good. Catfish were last stocked in October and rainbow trout were just stocked in January 25! The pond daily bag limits in community fishing waters (2 trout; 2 catfish; 5 sunfish) apply.

  44. Jeff k Show Low Lake
    3/5,

    No ice. Fishing is fair. Holdover rainbow trout should be fishing well. The 2 fishing piers have been disconnected so that winter ice does not damage them, thus, they are not available for shore fishing. The road over the dam is closed for the winter.

  45. Jeff k Scott Reservoir
    3/5,

    Fair. No ice.

  46. Jeff k Rainbow Lake Arizona
    4/5,

    Fishing is fair. Lake is full and spilling no ice. We are doing northern pike removals, so beware of gill nets during the day. We have caught some bass, many 17 inch catfish, lots of northern pike and even one 16 inch rainbow trout! Northern pike are congregating to spawn to shallow weedy coves. Try your luck, they are a tasty fish!

  47. Jeff k Fool Hollow Lake
    4/5,

    Fishing is fair! No ice. Rainbow trout are being caught. The lake is full and spilling. Fishing pier and platforms are accessible! Northern pike should be congregating to spawn this time of year, try throwing Rapala lures or streamers in shallow coves. Northern pike spawn and congregate in weedy shallow coves.

  48. Jeff k Woods Canyon Lake
    4/5,

    Inaccessible. Forest Road 300 (the Rim Road) is closed for the winter as of 1/5/2017. Ice is thin and unsafe. There is some open water

  49. Jeff k Willow Springs Lake
    4/5,

    Fishing is fair for stocked rainbow trout and tiger trout. Temperatures are freezing. Ice is thin and unsafe. Road is snow packed. Gate is closed. Sardine Point is open, but road is snow packed. You can walk in.

  50. Jeff k Chevelon Canyon Lake
    4/5,

    Inaccessible. Forest Road 300 (the Rim Road) is closed for the winter as of 1/5/2017. Road in from the north is snow packed due to 48 inches of snow. Ice is thin and unsafe. Some open water.

  51. Jeff k Lynx Lake
    4/5,

    The latest rainbow trout stocking was January 30th. Catchable Brown Trout were stocked September 6th and catfish were stocked the week of September 22nd. Change baits if you are not having any luck and move down the shore a few hundred feet. Rob reports that the morning bite is best and limits can be caught in the 20 degree air temps. Later in the morning the trout move to the 14-35 feet in depth. Try yellow colored power bait or power eggs for trout if the spinners don’t work. The gold...

  52. Jeff k Granite Basin Lake
    4/5,

    Bite has been slow to nonexistent with the cold water and air.

  53. Jeff k Goldwater Lake
    4/5,

    Goldwater was stocked the week of February 6th. The next stocking is tentatively scheduled for the week of March 6th. Try several colors of power bait and power eggs and if you don’t get bites try night crawlers or small spinners. They are a great option if you are not getting bites with other baits. Jonathan reports that he has success using orange and yellow power bait eggs on about a 12 to 18 inch leader. Small spinners work very well also. Michael reports that 1½ inch Crappie Tubes &...

  54. Jeff k Fain Lake
    4/5,

    Park is open and fish were stocked February 13th and are tentatively scheduled for the week of March 6th. Reports are that the fish are biting but bring a variety of bait.

  55. Jeff k Topock Marsh - Topock Marsh Lake
    5/5,

    closed until March 6th

    The marsh will be closed until March 6th due to U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service management actions. For more information on the marsh, contact the Havasu National Wildlife Refuge at (760) 326-3853 or go to http://www.fws.gov/southwest/refuges/arizona/havasu/index.html.

  56. Jeff k Colorado River
    5/5,

    Trout stocking has begun

    COLORADO RIVER BELOW DAVIS DAM- Trout stocking has begun and the latest stocking was the week of February 12th. The next stocking is tentatively scheduled for the week of March 1st. The stocking locations are at Davis Camp and Community Park. The best bait is reported to be yellow and orange power bait and of course night crawlers. Try small spinner baits if the power baits are not working. Try swim baits for stripers, especially ones that look like trout. You can check the Bureau of...

  57. Jeff k Willow Beach
    5/5,

    Try spinner baits along with cut anchovies for stripers. Trout are scheduled to be stocked the first week of February. If you fish Willow beach and are having luck, please e-mail me at gcummins@azgfd.gov so I can share your successes with others.

  58. Jeff k Lake Mead
    5/5,

    The current elevation is 1089 feet above msl.

    The National Park Service has been working to improve conditions at South Cove launch ramp, and latest report is that 4x4 is not needed to launch/retrieve boats. Be sure to check out launch ramp area prior to launching. Be careful boating because of low water level, many new islands and near surface rocks have appeared. The largemouth bass bite is slowing with the cold weather. Night crawlers were the bait for the channel catfish. The striper bite is steady on Lake Mead. Fishing the boils...

  59. Jeff k Lake Mohave
    5/5,

    The lake level is currently 643 feet above msl.

    Striper fishing has slowed, but by the dam shore fishing is producing some nice fish. Anchovies are the bait of choice for these fish. The fishing dock at Katherine's Landing can produced some nice fish. The striper bite has returned according to reports. Down deep by the dam and above the power lines are reported as the hottest spots. Lures that mimic trout are working for stripers as well as the old tried and true anchovies. Submersible lights fished during the new moon are an...

  60. Jeff k Mogollon Rim
    5/5,

    Jim Goughnour of Rim Country Custom Rods previously reported that most trout stream anglers are waiting for better weather and those who did fish reported poor conditions.

  61. Jeff k Lower Salt River
    5/5,

    On Wednesday morning the river was flowing at 11 cfs out of Stewart Mountain. Has been stocked with trout. No new reports of success.

  62. Jeff k Horseshoe Lake
    5/5,

    Lake elevation is 2,025 feet (98-percent full).

    Water is being let out of Horseshoe Lake as of Thursday (down 1,448 acre feet during the past 24 hours). When the lake is full, there are a lot of spawning fish.

  63. Jeff k Apache Lake
    5/5,

    Lake elevation is 1,913 feet (98-percent full).

    There has been a threadfin shad die-off due to golden algae. Golden algae is not harmful to humans and we are monitoring water quality and fish health on all Salt River-chain lakes. Spinners have been successful with smallmouth bass. Anglers might also consider rip baits. Try reaction baits in the morning and during afternoons, jigs or dropshots. Not a bad time to drift along and throw crankbaits or spiinnerbaits. Apache Lake’s final schedule trout stocking of the winter season was 3 weeks...

  64. Jeff k Canyon Lake
    5/5,

    Lake level is 1,657 feet (97-percent full.)

    The final rainbow trout stockings of the winter season took place 3 weeks ago week. Fishing likely is pretty difficult – but Canyon is the land of lunkers when it comes to bass. For better numbers, try Bartlett or Saguaro. For a wall-hanger, throw your big swimbaits. A new fishing pier is under construction in the Boulder Creek Recreation Area. This pier serves as excellent structure for sunfish. Some anglers have had success throwing dropshot Roboworms in morning dawn near cattails in...

  65. Jeff k Saguaro Lake
    5/5,

    The lake is 1,524 feet (86-percent full).

    Saguaro Lake levels dropped 12% during the past 5 days. The levels were decreased to accommodate maintenance at Mormon Flat Dam. The dam outage is expected to last until around mid-March. The largemouth bass spawn was already in full swing by Monday, March 6. Try Texas-rigged lizards. Drifting gizzard shad swimbaits have been some bass. Yellow bass is an option if the largemouth bass are finicky. Try nightcrawlers on dropshot rigs.

  66. Jeff k Bartlett Lake
    5/5,

    Lake elevation is 1,797 feet, feet, 99 % full.

    Water temperatures on Wednesday, March 8 were 54 degrees and warming to 58 at midday. Bass fishing remains tough but will quickly pick up. On Wednesday morning, the lake was white-capping and the water is still dirty. Shad are spread out and had moved into 5-15 feet of water. Gary Senft, a Bass Pro at the Mesa Bass Pro Shops, fished from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. that day and said fishing was difficult but fish were nice-sized and in 3-10 feet of water. Best bets were brush hogs and Texas-rigged...

  67. Jeff k Lake Pleasant
    5/5,

    (Lake elevation 1,694 feet, 90 % full). With nights becoming increasingly more comfortable, moon phase consideration becomes important for anglers who want to catch striped bass at night. We have a full moon this weekend, but pay attention to a moon phase calendar. Fish the darkest nights, like during a new moon. Submersible lights attract the plankton-shad-sport fish combination and anglers will be competing with brighter moons. The Arizona Fishing Guides reported, "Lake Pleasant is...

  68. Jeff k Roosevelt Lake Arizona: Fishing report and lake information
    5/5,

    (2,118 feet, 63-percent full). The lake level has increased seven feet during the past week. This week last year, the lake was at 51 percent full. March 3 report from Jim Goughnor of Rim Country Custom Rods: The amount of rain and snow from the recent storms is again the major topic of Rim Country anglers. There has been much more moisture this year throughout the West and the additional two feet of snow on the Rim will ensure good water flows into Roosevelt Lake for the next couple of...

  69. HookedAZ Lake Powell
    5/5,

    Waynes Words

    http://www.wayneswords.com/images/danielmatthewbishop.jpg Bass fishing is getting much better with warming weather. Daniel and Matthew Bishop went fishing with grandpa Dan Bishop form Page AZ. Daniel caught this 3- pound largemouth in Navajo Canyon and has bragging rights over his brother and grandpa. Lake Powell Fish Report – March 8, 2017 Lake Elevation: 3594 Water Temperature: 49-54 F By: Wayne Gustaveson http://www.wayneswords.com Walleye and Largemouth Fishing Begins...

  70. HookedAZ Topock Marsh - Topock Marsh Lake
    4/5,

    Topock Marsh on the Havasu National Wildlife Refuge will be closed Feb. 20 thru March 6 due to U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service management action. After March 6, try chicken livers or worms for catfish. You can access the marsh by boat at the North Dike, Catfish Paradise, and Five-Mile Landing. The cold weather has slowed the bite and access to the marsh is difficult due to low water levels. For more information on the marsh, contact the Havasu National Wildlife Refuge at (760) 326-3853 or...

  71. Jose Blue Ridge Reservoir - C.C. Cragin
    3/5,

    The C.C. Cragin Reservoir has already filled to the brim, according to the Salt River Project.

  72. Jose Mogollon Rim
    4/5,

    The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Warning for the upcoming weekend due to snow, but Paysonites will only need an umbrella. Snow levels are predicted to drop to 6,500 feet by Sunday. The week’s sunny cool weather will become increasingly unsettled starting on Friday. As the weekend progresses, the storm will surge in intensity through to Sunday. “Some high elevation areas could see accumulating snow with winter driving conditions, especially Saturday night and...

  73. Jose Alamo Lake
    4/5,

    Feb. 15 report from Mark Knapp at Alamo Lake State Park: Well folks, here's what I know while being at two places in one time (literally) : The lake level is about 1100ish. Cholla ramp is the only ramp open at this time. The lake still looks like a milkshake but is slowly clearing up. I have heard bass fishing is tough, but doable. Try flipping in the new growth around the lake. No reports on crappie fishing yet. Catfishing is OK. Try all the baits I have mentioned over the years...

  74. Jose Pena Blanca Lake
    3/5,

    The lake is full and water quality problems have improved and trout stocking is underway finally. As the weather warms anglers are reminded of the recent change in the largemouth bass regulations at this lake. For details of those changes please see the current fishing regulations here: 2017 Fishing Regulations. Additionally all mercury advisories against the eating of warmwater fish caught at Pena Blanca Lake remains in effect. Future testing will determine if and when these advisories...

  75. Jose Patagonia Lake
    4/5,

    The lake is full and no reported launching problems. Trout stockings are ongoing.

  76. Jose Cluff Ranch
    4/5,

    The pond is 1.14 feet below the spillway with no reports of launching issues. Trout stocking is ongoing. Anglers continue to report the fishing to be fair. Visitors are reminded that it is illegal to obstruct the use of the boat ramp by anglers trying to launch the boats. No parking, standing, sitting, swimming or fishing is allowed on the boat ramp. For lake information call (928) 485-9430.

  77. Jose Kaibab Lake
    4/5,

    During the past two years, water levels at Kaibab Lake near Williams had been far too low to stock fish. Thanks to recent heavy rains, the lake is full and spilling. All lakes in the Flagstaff region are ice free. We will not be stocking all lakes, and the ones that will be stocked will not get fish until after March 1. Some other updates from this region:

  78. Jose Willow Beach
    4/5,

    Try spinner baits along with cut anchovies for stripers. Trout are scheduled to be stocked the first week of February. If you fish Willow beach and are having luck, please e-mail me at gcummins@azgfd.gov so I can share your successes with others.

  79. Jose Lake Mohave
    4/5,

    The lake level is currently 643 feet above msl. The fishing dock at Katherine's Landing can produced some nice fish. The striper bite has returned according to reports. Down deep by the dam and above the power lines are reported as the hottest spots. Lures that mimic trout are working for stripers as well as the old tried and true anchovies. Submersible lights fished during the new moon are an effective way to catch stripers. Check the moon phases before you go – the last new moon was Jan....

  80. Jose Lake Mead
    4/5,

    The current elevation is 1087 feet above msl. The National Park Service has been working to improve conditions at South Cove launch ramp, and latest report is that 4x4 is not needed to launch/retrieve boats. Be sure to check out launch ramp area prior to launching. Be careful boating because of low water level, many new islands and near surface rocks have appeared. The largemouth bass bite is slowing with the cold weather. Night crawlers were the bait for the channel catfish. The striper...

  81. Jose Lower Salt River
    5/5,

    On Tuesday morning the river was flowing at 8 cfs out of Stewart Mountain. Scheduled to be stocked with trout this week. Angler Justin M. has been fishing the Salt River the past six weeks or so on every Friday. He reported: “Most of the time I’m fishing at Water Users and have had success every outing. All I do is fly fish anymore and have caught quite a few bass and lots of bluegill. For the bass, my most productive flies have been AZ simi seal leeches in canadian black, halloween, blood...

  82. Jose Horseshoe Lake
    3/5,

    Lake elevation is 2,022 feet (94-percent full). Water is being let out of Horseshoe Lake as of Thursday (down 1,448 acre feet during the past 24 hours). When the lake is full, there are a lot of spawning fish.

  83. Jose Apache Lake
    4/5,

    Lake elevation is 1,911 feet (96-percent full). Apache Lake’s final schedule trout stocking of the winter season was 2 weeks ago. There is a good smallmouth bass bite. Anglers can catch a lot of fish on jerkbaits. Also try dropshot-rigged Roboworms in morning dawn, or crawdads imitations in chartreuse chugger (Texas rig or Carolina rig). Various jigs also can be effective – try crawdad imitations. Points, islands and rocky structures tend to hold the majority of largemouth bass – keep...

  84. Jose Canyon Lake
    4/5,

    Lake level is 1,654 feet (90-percent full.) The final rainbow trout stockings of the winter season took place last week. Angler Brian S. reported that water temps are warming up and in a few areas the bass are moving up, however most are still caught deep. This beauty was caught in 35 feet with a hinged spinnerbait with a zoom fluke trailer. He recommends utilizing sonar electronics is critical for deep water fishing. Find them, mark a way point and slowly work your baits into the strike...

  85. Jose Saguaro Lake
    4/5,

    The lake is 1,527 feet (95-percent full). Water conditions had been improving – one angler recently caught a 5.5-pound largemouth bass in 3-5 feet of water depth on a brown and yellow crankbait around noon from some reeds. Saguaro was stocked with trout last week. Although it is a little deeper than Alamo Lake and not quite the solar bowl, Saguaro can heat up as well -- in more ways than one. Trout and yellow bass are options if the largemouth bass are finicky. It’s also the early bird for...

  86. Jose Bartlett Lake
    4/5,

    Lake elevation is 1,795 feet, feet, 95 % full. With more rain expected for Saturday, and winter run-off keeping the lake temperatures from warming, the best bet remains fishing the main lake. The dropshot has been a productive rig using morning dawn-colored Roboworms, as well as jigs, Texas rigs and a new J rig. See a video of how to use a J rig at Bartlett during the winter. Look for bass to be following shad, and so the bass have not been in the same location from one day to another. In...

  87. Jose Lake Pleasant
    4/5,

    (Lake elevation 1,688 feet, 84 % full). Look for the spring bite to pick up any week now, despite rains predicted for Saturday – be sure to check the weather before heading out. Best bet might be frozen anchovies in 65-75 feet in northern coves. Shore anglers can try throwing jigs and jerkbaits – target shoreline structures. Some anglers continue having luck striper fishing in Castle Creek during late mornings and afternoons. Live shad continues to be a reliable bait. Try dropshot rigs for...

  88. Jose Roosevelt Lake Arizona: Fishing report and lake information
    4/5,

    (2,110 feet, 55-percent full) Water temperatures on Thursday, Feb. 9 were 60 degrees on the Tonto end of the lake. Gary Senft, a Bass Pro at the Mesa Bass ProShop, said largemouth bass fishing has been difficult at Roosevelt. He said the Tonto end of the lake has stained water and from the dam to the Salt River, it’s muddy. Best bets this weekend is using spinnerbaits, dropshots and Texas-rigged plastic worms. Feb. 16 report from Jim Goughnour of Rim Country Custom Rods: Fishing...

  89. Jose Francis Short Pond
    3/5,

    Will be stocked with the normal weekly stockings starting in March. Anglers should be able to catch fish at Frances Short right now since they were catching them before it iced over (and since it was full at that time, the fish-to-water ratio is the same.) For all of the other lakes, until we can stock the fishing will probably be somewhat poor.

  90. Jose Upper Lake Mary
    3/5,

    Lake is full. is about 1 foot from spilling (up 6 inches since Tuesday) and Lower Lake Mary is about 1/3 to 1/2 full. If more moisture comes this weekend, Upper Lake Mary will probably spill into Lower Lake Mary — and so it might fill this year.

  91. Jose Ashurst Lake
    5/5,

    Lake is full now from recent storms

    The road to Ashurst Lake remains closed and is very muddy and there are some heavy snow drifts.

  92. Jose Dogtown Reservoir
    3/5,

    Should be full. Anglers who can get into Dogtown might catch some of the holdover rainbows and browns since spring fishing can be pretty good. The lake has probably picked up 10 to 11 feet of depth since December and so the fishing might be a little slow, but the trout should be feeding.

  93. HookedAZ Flagstaff Lakes
    4/5,

    Flagstaff Lakes Full from recent storms

    A recent influx of snow and subsequent run-off is giving many Flagstaff area lakes a refill. During the past two years, water levels at Kaibab Lake near Williams had been far too low to stock fish. Thanks to recent heavy rains, the lake is full and spilling. All lakes in the Flagstaff region are ice free. AZGFD will not be stocking all lakes, and the ones that will be stocked will not get fish until after March 1.

  94. Seabass Lake Pleasant
    5/5,

    Dessert bassin catching topwater

    "Great day of fishing on one of Arizona's clearest lakes.Topwater bite was on all morning due to schools of shad being pushed up by striped and largemouth bass. Its early fall here in Arizona and the fishing couldn't be getting any better!" [MEDIA]

  95. Tom. Crystal Gardens
    3/5,

    Video of bass carp and koi being caught

    Some nice catches from the 11th. [MEDIA]

  96. Tom. Cluff Ranch
    4/5,

    The pond is 1.47 feet below the spillway with no reports of launching issues. Trout stocking is ongoing. The schedule can be found here: Winter 2016 - 2017. Anglers continue to report the fishing to be fair. Visitors are reminded that it is illegal to obstruct the use of the boat ramp by anglers trying to launch the boats. No parking, standing, sitting, swimming or fishing is allowed on the boat ramp. For lake information call (928) 485-9430.

  97. Tom. Arivaca Lake
    4/5,

    Current lake level is 2.95 below the spillway. Launching conditions are good. No recent reports of success. Gasoline engines are restricted to 10 hp or less and boaters using gas motors are asked to be courteous and not create wake problems for others boaters.

  98. Tom. Lower Salt River
    5/5,

    On Thursday morning the river was flowing at 8 cfs out of Stewart Mountain. Trout are scheduled to be stocked this week and were stocked the week of Jan. 10 into the lower portion of the Salt (above where the Verde River meets the Salt). Angler Justin M. has been fishing the Salt River the past six weeks or so on every Friday. He reported: “Most of the time I’m fishing at Water Users and have had success every outing. All I do is fly fish anymore and have caught quite a few bass and lots...

  99. Tom. Horseshoe Lake
    3/5,

    Lake elevation is 2,023 feet (94-percent full).

    Lake elevation is 2,023 feet (94-percent full). Water levels have risen significantly during the past month. When the lake is full, there are a lot pf spawning fish. Below the dam on the Verde River, there's probably some great catfish action.

  100. Tom. Apache Lake
    4/5,

    Lake elevation is 1,911 feet (96-percent full).

    Lake elevation is 1,911 feet (96-percent full). Apache Lake’s final schedule trout stocking of the winter season was last week. There is a good smallmouth bass bite. Anglers can catch a lot of fish on jerkbaits. Also try dropshot-rigged Roboworms in morning dawn, or crawdads imitations in chartreuse chugger (Texas rig or Carolina rig). Various jigs also can be effective – try crawdad imitations. Points, islands and rocky structures tend to hold the majority of largemouth bass – keep...

  101. Tom. Canyon Lake
    4/5,

    1,654 feet (90-percent full.)

    Lake level is 1,654 feet (90-percent full.) The final rainbow trout stockings of the winter season are scheduled for this week. Angler Brian S. reported that water temps are warming up and in a few areas the bass are moving up, however most are still caught deep. This beauty was caught in 35 feet with a hinged spinnerbait with a zoom fluke trailer. He recommends utilizing sonar electronics is critical for deep water fishing. Find them, mark a way point and slowly work your baits into the...

  102. Tom. Saguaro Lake
    4/5,

    1,526 feet (94-percent full)

    The lake is 1,526 feet (94-percent full). Water conditions are improving – one angler caught a 5.5-pound largemouth bass in 3-5 feet of water depth on a brown and yellow crankbait around noon from some reeds. Saguaro is scheduled to be stocked with trout next week. Although it is a little deeper than Alamo Lake and not quite the solar bowl, Saguaro can heat up as well -- in more ways than one. Trout and yellow bass are options if the largemouth bass are finicky. It’s also the early bird...

  103. Tom. Bartlett Lake
    4/5,

    1,784 feet, feet, 81 % full

    Lake elevation is 1,784 feet, feet, 81 % full. Water temperatures should be warming – look for fishing to improve from now until July. The whole lake has been discolored this week and the best bet is fishing the main lake. The dropshot has been a productive rig using morning dawn-colored Roboworms, as well as jigs, Texas rigs and a new J rig. See a video of how to use a J rig at Bartlett during the winter. Look for bass to be following shad, and so the bass have not been in the same...

  104. Tom. Lake Pleasant
    4/5,

    Lake elevation 1,688 feet, 84 % full

    (Lake elevation 1,688 feet, 84 % full). Anchovies and live shad continue to be great baits – try dropshot rigs. An angler reported fishing Saturday, Feb. 4 and that fish were active after 1:30 p.m. in the back of Humbug. Smaller stripers were 30 feet down in a total of 65 feet of depth. So consider fishing northern coves during afternoons where there might be some pockets of warmer water. Shad can be found in the back of Castle Creek or Coles Bay. Anglers will need to keep finding...

  105. Tom. Roosevelt Lake Arizona: Fishing report and lake information
    4/5,

    2,107 feet, 53-percent full

    (2,107 feet, 53-percent full) The lake level has risen 14 feet during the past month. Fishing conditions have improved recently and anglers are attributing the improvement to the stable weather. The water temperature is still in the low to mid 50s but the bright afternoon sun heating the water even slightly, can coax lethargic bass into chasing shad. Recently two local anglers fished Apache during the late afternoon and weighed 35 pounds for their best five fish. "All of these fish were...

  106. Report Alamo Lake
    3/5,

    Jan. 5 report from Mark Knapp at Alamo Lake State Park: Well folks, all said and done, the lake came up about 3 feet. It's a far cry from what we need, but we will take it. Plan on launching off the old rental boat area still. The lake looks like a mud hole. Lots of debris washed and floating all over the place. The only thing really biting is catfish. Anytime we get an inflow of water they go nuts and this is no exception. I don't know about shore fishing, but by boat just head up to...

  107. Report Lake Powell
    3/5,

    Water temperature 65-68 degrees, Lake Elevation 3,609; 52 percent full. Lake Powell fish are now in prime time. Water temperature is in the mid 60’s which means that all fish can basically go anywhere they want to. During summer there is a separation of large and small stripers because big fish need cooler temperatures. Those barriers are now removed

  108. Report Pena Blanca Lake
    3/5,

    Water quality problems continue to be a problem at Pena Blanca Lake and trout stocking is still on hold. All trout scheduled for stocking at Pena Blanca Lake will be sent to Patagonia Lake. Anglers are reminded that all largemouth bass caught must be immediately released alive. Additionally all mercury advisories against the eating of warmwater fish caught at Pena Blanca Lake remains in effect. Future testing will determine if and when these advisories will be lifted. Gasoline engines...

  109. Report Parker Canyon Lake
    3/5,

    The lake is 2.76 feet below the spillway. Launching is greatly improved with increased water levels. Trout stocking is ongoing. For future stockings check the schedule here: Winter 2016 - 2017. The bag limit on white amurs is one fish over 30 inches in length. Anglers are asked to immediately release any smaller amurs that they may catch unharmed. Anglers can also contact the Store at the lake for updates on fishing at (520) 455-5847. Gasoline engines are restricted to 10 hp or less...

  110. Report Cluff Ranch
    3/5,

    Trout stocking is ongoing. Anglers continue to report the fishing to be fair. The pond is down approximately 1.2 below the spillway and there should be no problems with boat launching. Visitors are reminded that it is illegal to obstruct the use of the boat ramp by anglers trying to launch the boats. No parking, standing, sitting, swimming or fishing is allowed on the boat ramp. For lake information call (928) 485-9430.

  111. Report Arivaca Lake
    3/5,

    Current lake level is 6.45 below the spillway. Launching conditions are fair. As temperatures cool, expect fish to become more active throughout the day. Gasoline engines are restricted to 10 hp or less and boaters using gas motors are asked to be courteous and not create wake problems for others boaters.

  112. Report Willow Lake
    3/5,

    Largemouth bass are the predominant species. Shore fishing is difficult due to the aquatic vegetation although the cold temperatures have helped cleared some of that mess. Try top water baits so you can eliminate some of the snagging. If you are in a boat or float tube you can always retrieve your baits without too much difficulty. Try drop shots from shore also.

  113. Report Mingus Lake
    3/5,

    Trout were last stocked the week of October 17th. The best bait is white or pink Powerbait, fished under a bobber or a spinner with a silver blade are doing well. The gate will be locked soon, with an anticipated mid-December locking. The lake is iced over according to reports so be careful if you fish there. Someone illegally stocked yellow bullhead into Mingus several years ago. These fish compete directly with the trout and keep growth rates very low. If you witness anyone, anywhere,...

  114. Report Granite Basin Lake
    3/5,

    The warming temperatures have increased the bite for largemouth and bluegill.

  115. Report Goldwater Lake
    3/5,

    Goldwater was stocked the week of December 12th. The next stocking is tentatively scheduled for the week of February 6th. Try several colors of power bait and power eggs and if you don’t get bites try night crawlers or small spinners. They are a great option if you are not getting bites with other baits. Jonathan reports that he has success using orange and yellow power bait eggs on about a 12 to 18 inch leader. Small spinners work very well also. Michael reports that 1½ inch Crappie...

  116. Report Fain Lake
    3/5,

    Park is open and fish were stocked January 10th. Reports are that the fish are biting but bring a variety of bait.

  117. Report Verde River
    3/5,

    VERDE RIVER (throughout Verde Valley) – Trout were last stocked the week of January 9th and are tentatively scheduled for this week, the week of January 23rd. The smallmouth bass and catfish bite has slowed but the bass that are caught are on the small side and you can keep all you catch. Bring a variety of bait so you can change if the bite is absent.

  118. Report Dead Horse Ranch State Park
    3/5,

    Trout were stocked the week of January 16th and are tentatively scheduled for the week of February 6th. Bring a variety of baits just in case the fish aren’t biting. Try small spinners or spoons, Powerbait, night crawlers or any other bait. Bass bite has slowed.

  119. Report Topock Marsh - Topock Marsh Lake
    3/5,

    Try chicken livers or worms for catfish. You can access the marsh by boat at the North Dike, Catfish Paradise, and Five-Mile Landing. The cold weather has slowed the bite and access to the marsh is difficult due to low water levels. The last report I received said that launching at North Dike was extremely difficult. For more information on the marsh, contact the Havasu National Wildlife Refuge at (760) 326-3853 or go to http://www.fws.gov/southwest/refuges/arizona/havasu/index.html.

  120. Report Topock Gorge
    3/5,

    Use swim baits and pencil poppers if anchovies aren’t working. Stripers are being taken and are ranging between 1-4 pounds.

  121. Report Lake Mohave
    3/5,

    The lake level is currently 644 feet above msl. At this elevation reefs and sandbars are exposed so be very careful of rocks just under the surface. The fishing dock at Katherine's Landing can produced some nice fish. The striper bite has returned according to reports. Down deep by the dam and above the power lines are reported as the hottest spots. Lures that mimic trout are working for stripers as well as the old tried and true anchovies. Submersible lights fished during the new moon are...

  122. Report Lake Mead
    3/5,

    The current elevation is 1085 feet above msl. The National Park Service has been working to improve conditions at South Cove launch ramp, but 4x4 vehicles are recommended for launching/retrieving boats. Be sure to check out launch ramp area prior to launching. Be careful boating because of low water level, many new islands and near surface rocks have appeared. The largemouth bass bite is slowing with the cold weather. Night crawlers were the bait for the channel catfish. The striper bite is...

  123. Report Lower Salt River
    3/5,

    On Friday morning the river was flowing at 8 cfs out of Stewart Mountain. Trout were stocked the week of Jan. 10 into the lower portion of the Salt (above where the Verde River meets the Salt). Cooler air temperatures should help trout fishing to continue to pick up. Try using wet and dry flies. Many fly anglers typically have success with leech patterns. Remember that the walk to the shoreline is steep, and don’t wade into the river because of quick-sand spots. Try nightcrawlers, small...

  124. Report Horseshoe Lake
    3/5,

    Lake elevation is 2,017 feet (79-percent full). Water levels have risen significantly during the past month. When the lake is full, there are a lot pf spawning fish. Below the dam on the Verde River, there's probably some great catfish action.

  125. Report Apache Lake
    3/5,

    Lake elevation is 1,910 feet (94-percent full). Apache Lake has been stocked this week with rainbow trout (last week’s stocking has been moved to this week). There is a good smallmouth bass bite. Anglers can catch a lot of fish on jerkbaits. Also try dropshot-rigged Roboworms in morning dawn, or crawdads imitations in chartreuse chugger (Texas rig or Carolina rig). Various jigs also can be effective – try crawdad imitations. Points, islands and rocky structures tend to hold the majority...

  126. Report Canyon Lake
    3/5,

    Lake level is 1,658 feet (97-percent full.) Rainbow trout stockings scheduled for last week were moved to next week. Trout were previously stocked in December. A new fishing pier is under construction in the Boulder Creek Recreation Area. This pier serves as excellent structure for sunfish. Fishing has been difficult for largemouth bass, as is the case during the dead of winter. Fish afternoons when water is at its warmest. Some anglers have had success throwing dropshot Roboworms in...

  127. Report Saguaro Lake
    3/5,

    The lake is 1,527 feet (97-percent full). Rainbow trout stockings scheduled for last week were moved to this week. Although it is a little deeper than Alamo Lake and not quite the solar bowl, Saguaro can heat up as well -- in more ways than one. Trout and yellow bass are options if the largemouth bass are finicky. It’s also the early bird for channel catfish that like to feed on shad. Plus, Saguaro is just downright gorgeous. For now, it's typical winter fishing. Anglers are reporting...

  128. Report Bartlett Lake
    3/5,

    Lake elevation is 1,780 feet, feet, 75 % full. The lake level has risen 8 feet (10-percent change) during the past week. High inflows of cold water seems to have slowed bass fishing, but with calmer, sunnier days, fishing could turn on any day. The whole lake ahs been discolored this week and the best bet is fishing the main lake. The dropshot has been a productive rig using morning dawn-colored Roboworms, as well as jigs, Texas rigs and a new J rig. Look for bass to be following shad,...

  129. Report Lake Pleasant
    3/5,

    (Lake elevation 1,689 feet, 85 % full). A new moon this weekend means fishing with submersible lights at night for striped bass and crappie could be the best option. Anchovies and live shad have been great baits – try dropshot rigs. Otherwise, fish northern coves during afternoons where there might be some pockets of warmer water. Shad can be found in the back of Castle Creek or Coles Bay. Anglers will need to keep finding different spots when netting shad. The ideal depth for shad has been...

  130. Report Roosevelt Lake Arizona: Fishing report and lake information
    3/5,

    (2,102 feet, 49-percent full) The lake level has risen 14 feet during the past month. The talk among all anglers is the amount of water flowing into all of the lakes and streams throughout Rim Country and Northern Arizona. The snowfall records from the last storm will ensure a steady flow of water into Roosevelt Lake for the next couple of months. The lake level has increased more than 16 vertical feet during the past month going from 36 percent full to 49 percent full. The water...

  131. Report Willow Beach
    5/5,

    Trout to be stocked weekly every friday

    For the first time in three years, Willow Beach National Fish Hatchery will release 1,000 rainbow trout into the Colorado River near Willow Beach Marina at Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Arizona every Friday, starting February 3. A new pump and conveyance system were installed to deliver cold water to the federal fisheries facility, providing for proper trout growth. The stocked fish will be around 12 inches long. This weekly stocking schedule will continue year-round. Try spinner...

  132. Reports Luna Lake
    3/5,

    Partially ice covered. Fishing could be fair to good in the open water, but stay on the shore and off the ice.

  133. Reports Hulsey Lake
    3/5,

    Ice Covered but has thin, unsafe ice. The road is snow packed but passable.

  134. Reports Crescent Lake
    3/5,

    Inaccessible and ice covered. Highways 261 and 273 are closed for the winter.

  135. Reports Concho Lake
    3/5,

    Fishing is poor. No ice. The lake is stocked with trout only in the spring, but catfish were stocked in early summer and could still be biting. Try a night crawler on the bottom.

  136. Reports Clear Creek Reservoir
    4/5,

    Fishing is poor for trout, but fair for sunfish, bullheads, and bass. No ice.

  137. Reports Carnero Lake
    3/5,

    Ice Covered. Forest roads to the lake have deep snow in spots and are not accessible all the way to the lake by vehicle.

  138. Reports Big Lake
    3/5,

    Inaccessible and ice covered. Highways 261 and 273 are closed for the winter. Forest roads from the south are not passable due to deep snow.

  139. Reports Woodland Reservoir
    3/5,

    Fishing is poor.

  140. Reports Show Low Lake
    3/5,

    Fishing is fair for trout. The lake was stocked heavily with rainbow trout in September and water quality is good. Anglers are catching trout on PowerBait and nightcrawlers in the mornings. No ice present. The 2 fishing piers have been disconnected so that winter ice does not damage them, thus, they are not available for shore fishing. The road over the dam is closed for the winter.

  141. Reports Scott Reservoir
    3/5,

    Trout and catfish fishing is fair. Try fishing for catfish using chicken liver on the bottom. No ice present. The lake is full and very turbid.

  142. Reports Fool Hollow Lake
    3/5,

    FOOL HOLLOW LAKE

    Fishing is fair for trout. The lake was stocked heavily with rainbow trout in September and water quality is good. Anglers are catching trout on PowerBait and nightcrawlers in the mornings. No ice present. The 2 fishing piers have been disconnected so that winter ice does not damage them, thus, they are not available for shore fishing.

  143. Reports Willow Springs Lake
    3/5,

    Fishing is fair for stocked rainbow trout and tiger trout. No ice and the road is open (may have some temporary skim ice in early mornings.

  144. Reports Chevelon Canyon Lake
    3/5,

    Fishing is fair for stocked rainbow trout wild brown trout. No ice. Forest Road 300 (the Rim Road) is closed for the winter as of 1/5/2017, but the lake is still accessible via Forest Road 504 from Heber.

  145. Reports Black Canyon Lake
    3/5,

    Fishing is poor and the water is low. No ice and the road is open.

  146. Reports Bear Canyon Lake
    3/5,

    Inaccessible. Forest Road 300 (the Rim Road) is closed for the winter as of 1/5/2017.

  147. Reports Martinez Lake
    3/5,

    Water temperature 72 degrees, many sandbars showing.

  148. Reports Yuma Wetlands
    3/5,

    Trout have returned to the Community lakes Fortuna, Redondo, West Wetlands Pond and Council Ave. Pond in Somerton.

  149. Reports Lake Havasu
    3/5,

    New state record smally caught this week

    [IMG] Sue Nowak caught this 6.28 lb, 21 inches long and 17.25 inches wide bronzback fishing at Lake Havasu on Thursday. It's the new AZ state record smallmouth bass. The previous was also caught at Havasu. It was recorded at Havasu’s Bass Tackle Master Shop, at 260 London Bridge Road. Proof of the catch sent to AZGFD Friday morning.

  150. Reports Lake Powell
    3/5,

    Water temperature 65-68 degrees, Lake Elevation 3,609; 52 percent full. Lake Powell fish are now in prime time. Water temperature is in the mid 60’s which means that all fish can basically go anywhere they want to. During summer there is a separation of large and small stripers because big fish need cooler temperatures. Those barriers are now removed. See the full report from Wayne Gustaveson (www.wayneswords.com).

  151. Reports Pena Blanca Lake
    3/5,

    Water quality problems continue to be a problem at Pena Blanca Lake and trout stocking is still on hold. All trout scheduled for stocking at Pena Blanca Lake will be sent to Patagonia Lake. Anglers are reminded that all largemouth bass caught must be immediately released alive. Additionally all mercury advisories against the eating of warmwater fish caught at Pena Blanca Lake remains in effect. Future testing will determine if and when these advisories will be lifted. Gasoline engines...

  152. Reports Parker Canyon Lake
    3/5,

    The lake is 2.76 feet below the spillway. Launching is greatly improved with increased water levels. Trout stocking is ongoing. For future stockings check the schedule here: Winter 2016 - 2017. The bag limit on white amurs is one fish over 30 inches in length. Anglers are asked to immediately release any smaller amurs that they may catch unharmed. Anglers can also contact the Store at the lake for updates on fishing at (520) 455-5847. Gasoline engines are restricted to 10 hp or less...

  153. Reports Cluff Ranch
    3/5,

    Trout stocking is ongoing. Anglers continue to report the fishing to be fair. The pond is down approximately 1.2 below the spillway and there should be no problems with boat launching. Visitors are reminded that it is illegal to obstruct the use of the boat ramp by anglers trying to launch the boats. No parking, standing, sitting, swimming or fishing is allowed on the boat ramp. For lake information call (928) 485-9430.

  154. Reports Arivaca Lake
    3/5,

    Current lake level is 6.45 below the spillway. Launching conditions are fair. As temperatures cool expect fish to become more active throughout the day. Gasoline engines are restricted to 10 hp or less and boaters using gas motors are asked to be courteous and not create wake problems for others boaters.

  155. Reports Willow Lake
    3/5,

    Largemouth bass are the predominant species. Shore fishing is difficult due to the aquatic vegetation although the cold temperatures have helped cleared some of that mess. Try top water baits so you can eliminate some of the snagging. If you are in a boat or float tube you can always retrieve your baits without too much difficulty. Try drop shots from shore also.

  156. Reports Watson lake
    3/5,

    Look for large holdover trout. Rob caught his first holdover recently, a beauty at 4 lbs. 2 oz. Trout were stocked the week of November 14th and the week of November 28th. Bring night crawlers if your other baits are not working.

  157. Reports Mingus Lake
    3/5,

    Trout were last stocked the week of October 17th. The best bait is white or pink Powerbait, fished under a bobber or a spinner with a silver blade are doing well. The gate will be locked soon, with an anticipated mid-December locking. The lake is iced over according to reports so be careful if you fish there. Someone illegally stocked yellow bullhead into Mingus several years ago. These fish compete directly with the trout and keep growth rates very low. If you witness anyone, anywhere,...

  158. Reports Lynx Lake
    3/5,

    The latest rainbow trout stocking was the week of November 7th. Catchable Brown Trout were stocked September 6th and catfish were stocked the week of September 22nd. Change baits if you are not having any luck and move down the shore a few hundred feet. Rob reports that the morning bite is best and limits can be caught in the 20 degree air temps. Later in the morning the trout move to the 14-35 feet in depth. Try yellow colored power bait or power eggs for trout if the spinners don’t work....

  159. Reports Granite Basin Lake
    3/5,

    The warming temperatures have increased the bite for largemouth and bluegill.

  160. Reports Goldwater Lake
    3/5,

    Goldwater Lake was stocked several times in October and November including last week, the week of November 28th. The next stocking is tentatively scheduled for this week, the week of December 12th. Try several colors of power bait and power eggs and if you don’t get bites try night crawlers or small spinners. They are a great option if you are not getting bites with other baits. Jonathan reports that he has success using orange and yellow power bait eggs on about a 12 to 18 inch leader....

  161. Reports Verde River
    3/5,

    VERDE RIVER (throughout Verde Valley) – Trout were last stocked the week of November 14th and are tentatively scheduled for this week, the week of December 12th. The largemouth bass that Troy caught on the day of the super moon was an exception to the normal size of the bass caught around there. The smallmouth bass and catfish bite has slowed but the bass that are caught are on the small side and you can keep all you catch. Bring a variety of bait so you can change if the bite is absent.

  162. Reports Dead Horse Ranch State Park
    3/5,

    Catfish were stocked the week of September 22nd and are still being caught. Trout were stocked the week of December 5th and are tentatively scheduled for next week, the week of December 19th. Deb and Bill started fishing a 7:30 in the morning using spoons, flies, worms and power bait. It was slow for 2 hours then the fish started biting the power bait and power eggs. They caught a released 22 fish and reported that people were having a hard time landing fish. Luck never hurts! Bring a...

  163. Reports Topock Marsh - Topock Marsh Lake
    3/5,

    Try chicken livers or worms for catfish. You can access the marsh by boat at the North Dike, Catfish Paradise, and Five-Mile Landing. The cold weather has slowed the bite and access to the marsh is difficult due to low water levels. The last report I received said that launching at North Dike was extremely difficult. For more information on the marsh, contact the Havasu National Wildlife Refuge at (760) 326-3853 or go to http://www.fws.gov/southwest/refuges/arizona/havasu/index.html.

  164. Reports Colorado River
    3/5,

    COLORADO RIVER BELOW DAVIS DAM - Trout stocking has begun and the latest stocking was the week of November 6th. The next stocking is tentatively scheduled for the week of December 18th. The best bait is reported to be yellow and orange power bait and of course night crawlers. Try small spinner baits if the power baits are not working. Try swim baits for stripers, especially ones that look like trout. You can check the Bureau of Reclamation Web site for flow predictions...

  165. Reports Fain Lake
    3/5,

    was stocked Monday, Dec. 19 with rainbow trout. Use the normal trout baits and if they aren’t working try small spinners. Watson Lake and Lynx Lake has slowed according to reports.

  166. Reports Lake Mead
    3/5,

    At Lake Mead and Lake Mohave, fish the shallow weed beds for largemouth bass and the shelves for smallmouth bass. Striped bass are usually easy to find on Mead but can be more difficult on Mohave. Barbara caught her three stripers from shore on Lake Mohave at the Telephone Cove area using anchovies. The Colorado River was stocked with rainbow trout on Monday at Davis Camp, Community Park and Rotary Park. Fishing is always great after the stockings. Try small spinners if the PowerBait isn’t...

  167. Reports Lake Mohave
    3/5,

    An angler reported on Jan. 17 a 5-pound largemouth bass night-fishing at Lake Mohave. Another angler on Jan. 18 has luck on smallboth bass. Thelake level is currently 639 feet above msl. At this elevation reefs and sandbars are exposed so be very careful of rocks just under the surface. One angler reported that he had a blast with largemouth bass in the shallows and smallies attacking plastics along the shelves. The fishing dock at Katherine's Landing produced some nice fish. The striper...

  168. Reports Mogollon Rim
    3/5,

    Creeks below the Mogollon Rim Jim Goughnour of Rim Country Custom Rods reported that most all of the lakes and/or roads on the Mogollon Rim are frozen over. For those who like to ice fish, now is your time to enjoy winter fishing. Be sure to call for road conditions prior to heading to your favorite lake.

  169. Reports Horseshoe Lake
    3/5,

    Lake elevation is 2,010 feet (65-percent full). Water levels have risen significantly during the past month. When the lake is full, there are a lot pf spawning fish. Below the dam on the Verde River, there's probably some great catfish action.

  170. HookedAZ Martinez Lake
    3/5,

    Mark DeLaRosa just got skunked at Martinez for bass. His first time but cool video http://www.hookedaz.com/threads/video-mark-delarosas-first-time-fishing-az-yuma-canals-and-martinez-lake.490/

  171. HookedAZ Red Mountain Lake
    4/5,

    Saturday, Jan. 28 — Family Fishing Day, 8 a.m. – noon, Red Mountain Lake (7745 E. Brown Rd., Mesa). The lake will be stocked prior to the event with 420 pounds of trout.

  172. Bobo Catfish Point at Horseshoe Dam
    5/5,

    Love this spot. Caught some channel cats and a few carp on accident on Friday

  173. Tom Laughlin Fishing
    4/5,

    Rainbow trout plants have resulted in good fishing below Davis Dam and from south beyond Big Bend. Be aware that Arizona is reducing the daily trout limit from Hoover Dam to the California-Nevada state line to 5 fish beginning Jan. 1. Along Casino Row and from there south anglers are finding catfish hidden amongst the submerged vegetation. - ndow

  174. Tom Lake Mohave
    3/5,

    Black bass action has been sluggish, but anglers have found some success for striped bass. Cut anchovies and swimbaits have been catching the fish between Davis Dam and the power lines.

  175. Tom Lake Mead
    3/5,

    some action for black bass

    Anglers have found some action for black bass in the Callville Bay area. Striped bass can be taken with cut anchovies though live shad are generally the most productive bait for still fishing. Watch for the birds, they will let you know where to look for baitfish and stripers. Be prepared to fish deep during the daytime hours.

  176. Tom Lynx Lake
    4/5,

    Brandon R. of Surprise: Fished Lynx on Sunday, Jan 8. Lake level is high. Excess water has been running over the spillway for the last 5 days. Fishing off the bank is limited due to water level. Found a nice point to fish from. Water clarity is medium to low visibility. Used PowerBait Nuggets in chartreuse glitter and rainbow on about a 3 foot leader. Have to cast toward the center, as the trout are in deeper water. Caught 10 rainbows in a 6-hour period, with an average length of 12-16...

  177. Tom Willow Beach
    5/5,

    Willow Beach Stocked with Rainbows

    Willow Beach, Ariz. – After a three-year hiatus, catchable-sized rainbow trout from Willow Beach National Fish Hatchery (NFH) will return to Colorado River waters downstream of Las Vegas. The hatchery will release 2,500 rainbow trout into the cold waters below Davis Dam on Jan. 12. The trout measure up to 12 inches long. Davis Camp and Bullhead City Park will be stocked once more in January, three times in February, four times in March, and once in April, for a total of 25,000 rainbow...

  178. HookedAZ Santa Cruz River
    3/5,

    Experts say there’s been a noticeably improved environment for the fish community along the 23-mile stretch of the Santa Cruz River ever since Pima County’s wastewater treatment facilities, the Tres Rios Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) and the Agua Nueva, were upgraded in 2013. The Sonoran Institute, joined by Pima County, has been working with the Arizona Game and Fish Department, the University of Arizona, the U.S. Geological Survey and the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service to conduct an...

  179. HookedAZ Woods Canyon Lake
    3/5,

    Access to Woods Canyon Lake and Bear Canyon Lake is closed as of 1/5/2017 via Forest Road 300. *Access to Big Lake is closed as of 12/23/16 via roads 261 and 273. Other roads are icy and snow packed.

  180. HookedAZ Alamo Lake
    3/5,

    From Mark Knapp at Alamo Lake State Park: Well folks, all said and done, the lake came up about 3 feet. It's a far cry from what we need, but we will take it. Plan on launching off the old rental boat area still. The lake looks like a mud hole. Lots of debris washed and floating all over the place. The only thing really biting is catfish. Anytime we get an inflow of water they go nuts and this is no exception. I don't know about shore fishing, but by boat just head up to the northeast...

  181. HookedAZ Lee Valley Reservoir
    2/5,

    Inaccessible and ice covered. Highways 261 and 273 are closed for the winter.

  182. HookedAZ Lyman Reservoir
    4/5,

    Lyman Lake State Park is open. Fishing is fair for bass, walleye, carp and catfish. Use corn or night crawlers for carp and catfish. No ice.

  183. HookedAZ Nelson Reservoir
    3/5,

    Fishing for trout is good. Fish may have sores from a parasite called Lernaea, however they are safe to eat. No ice. Fishing from the piers is still possible.

  184. HookedAZ Black River Arizona - East - West - North Forks
    3/5,

    EAST FORK of the BLACK RIVER – Fishing is fair. The stream was last stocked in September. Wild brown trout are also present in the stream. No ice, but is running high and off color.

  185. HookedAZ Silver Creek
    4/5,

    Fishing is good. Current regulations are catch and release with artificial flies and lures with single barbless hooks only. A protozoan infection called “Ich” hit rainbow trout in Silver Creek in October, causing significant stress, some mortalities of trout, and poor fishing, however, that bout of infection has passed. Fishing is good! This stream is ice free all year round.

  186. HookedAZ Sheep's Crossing - Sheep's Bridge
    3/5,

    Inaccessible. Highway 273 is closed for the winter.

  187. HookedAZ Dogtown Reservoir
    3/5,

    Kastmasters were working from shore last Thursday when my coworker fished the lake. He caught a dozen nice fish all along the north shore in a couple of hours. Yesterday folks on shore were doing really well using rainbow power bait, green garlic PowerBait and rainbow garlic PowerBait. We saw a 23-inch brown trout caught while we were collecting plankton samples. Folk fishing from a boat were also catching fish on lures.

  188. HookedAZ Whitehorse Lake
    3/5,

    Gate is closed. - azgfd

  189. HookedAZ Francis Short Pond
    3/5,

    Worms were working this past weekend along meal worms under a bobber or powerbait. There was an angler Saturday fishing with baby bell cheese fished on the bottom with no weights who was catching lots of trout. Folks using flies and lures have also been catching trout. Yesterday when I stocked the lake a fly angler caught an 18inch long 2 lb Rainbow Trout.

  190. HookedAZ Kinnikinick Lake
    3/5,

    I had reports from two anglers who fished the lake that fishing is excellent for trout. They fished the lake last Thursday and reported that folks were catching fish all over the lake using spinners. Folks are also doing well fishing from boats - azgfd

  191. HookedAZ Oak Creek
    3/5,

    Stocked last week.

  192. HookedAZ Long Lake
    3/5,

    No water.

  193. HookedAZ Beaver Creek - Wet Beaver - Dry Beaver
    3/5,

    Stocked this week.

  194. HookedAZ Clear Creek West
    3/5,

    Stocked this week.

  195. HookedAZ Stoneman Lake
    3/5,

    NO FISH. - azgfd

  196. HookedAZ Blue Ridge Reservoir - C.C. Cragin
    3/5,

    Road is closed at Rock Crossing campground. Lake is closed.

  197. HookedAZ Knoll Lake
    3/5,

    Trout were being caught on PowerBait.

  198. HookedAZ Rainbow Lake Arizona
    3/5,

    Fishing for trout is poor. The lake is low and weedy. No ice present.

  199. HookedAZ Luna Lake
    3/5,

    Luna is partially ice covered.

  200. HookedAZ Tunnel Reservoir
    3/5,

    Tunnel Reservoir, like at the other Greer lakes River and Bunch, is full or nearly full, and partially ice covered. The ice is thin and not safe.