Excerpts From Mid-November AZGFD Report
Trout Stockings Have Begun At Community Waters
December 1, 2016
Tip Of The Week
All active duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces stationed in Arizona, along with their spouses, may purchase resident hunting and fishing licenses.
The Reel Deal
Grab a license online, 24/7 (and help conserve all species of wildlife).
There are only a few weeks left before winter conditions prevail in the high country, so if you're looking for scents of pine, scenes of eagles and tight lines from trout, go now.
The trout bite is hot at spots such as Dogtown, Kinnikinick, Reservation, and Willow Springs lakes.
Ready to catch the elusive tiger trout? They have been biting, rising to the surface in shallow water at Willow Springs Lake for dry flies.
Speaking of trout, the first winter trout stockings have come to Community fishing waters. Oak Creek and Saguaro Lake have been stocked with trout.
Catch Of The Week
(Send your Angler Reports to BFishing@AZGFD.gov -- one will be selected as Catch of the Week)
Fall Stocking Report
Wednesday, Oct. 19 -- Surprise Lake, Rio Vista Pond, Pioneer Lake, Cortez Lake, Steele Indian School, Encanto Lake, Desert West Lake, Papago ponds, Desert Breeze Lake, Tempe Kiwanis Lake, Chaparral Lake, Water Ranch Lake, Red Mountain Lake, Riverview Lake, Tempe Town Lake, Lakeside Lake, Sahuarita Lake, Kennedy Lake, Silverbell Lake, Copper Sky Lake, Veterans Oasis Lake, Green Valley Lake #3.
Monday, Nov. 7 -- Oak Creek, Saguaro Lake.
Friday, Nov. 4 -- Frances Short Pond, Green Valley Lakes 1 and 3.
Tuesday, Oct. 25 -- Parker Canyon Lake.
Monday, Oct. 24 -- Goldwater Lake, Oak Creek, Frances Short Pond, Lynx Lake.
Friday, Oct. 21 -- Salt River, Tonto Creek.
Thursday, Oct. 20 -- Apache Lake, Lynx Lake.
Wednesday, Oct. 19 -- Colorado River (Davis Dam), Salt River, Green Valley Lake #3.
Tuesday, Oct. 18 -- Saguaro Lake, Canyon Lake, Mingus Lake.