Fish Report for 11-22-2019
Arizona fishing report: The Reel Deal
by Arizona Game & Fish Department
See a trout fishing report that includes waters we stocked this week with trout for the first time of the fall/winter season. (Update: Desert Breeze did not get stocked Friday because grounds were too soft for the stocking truck.)
This week’s storm may make fishing for bass and crappie a bit more difficult. Wait until a short period of calm and sunny weather. Soon, largemouth bass’ metabolism should slow, particularly when water temperatures drop into the low 50s. Winter crappie fishing can be excellent as these tasty speckled perch will begin to school in deeper waters over structure (they appear on sonar in a Christmas tree pattern.) Alamo Lake in western AZ can have some of the best holiday-time crappie fishing in the state.
All these fish, including flathead catfish, should be feeding heavily in preparation for winter conditions.
Don’t forget about fishing the Colorado River below Davis Dam. This stretch of the lower Colorado River in Bullhead City is excellent for trout fishing and can produce some big striped bass. Trout are being stocked monthly. Meal worms, nightcrawlers and PowerBait are effective baits for trout near the stocking sites.
The next new moon is Nov. 26, which means using submersible lights at night to attract fish such as striped bass and crappie will become increasingly more effective.
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Arizona Game & Fish Department Reportsfor Thursday, November 21st
Lake Mead: Angler Report: Lake Mead
Lynx Lake: Angler Report: Lynx Lake
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