Arizona Urban Fishing Bulletin for the Weeks of Oct. 27 - Nov. 9

Arizona Fish Report

by Arizona Game & Fish Department

Oct 30, 2013

November promises to provide excellent fishing at Urban Fishing Program lakes. The lakes have been loaded with catfish all fall with one last stocking the week of Oct. 28 - Nov. 2.

Coming soon is the first trout delivery for the winter season that begins on Nov. 15. Fishing for catfish, especially cats over 4 pounds, has been excellent following the last stocking that included a huge number of incentive-size fish. Every urban lake received some of the whoppers up to 7 pounds. Excited anglers have been pulling in these trophy cats up to a 10 days later.

Top baits for catfish are hot dogs, shrimp, worms, and stink baits with fish biting throughout the day. On October 19, Green Valley Lakes (Payson) were stocked with the first load of rainbow trout to kick off the 8-month trout stocking season at this pretty lake in the pines. Fishing at Green Valley has been good to excellent with trout up to 15 inches biting well on Power Bait, worms and small spinners and jigs.

The Arizona Game and Fish Commission Appointment Recommendation Board will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, beginning at 9 a.m., to review and select for interview applicants for the 2014 vacancy on the Arizona Game and Fish Commission. The meeting will be held at the Arizona Game and Fish Department headquarters at 5000 W. Carefree Highway in Phoenix and is open to the public. The meeting agenda is posted at The board will meet again on Friday, Nov. 8, beginning at...... Read More