Urban Arizona Fishing Report

Arizona Fish Report

by Arizona Game & Fish Department

Rainbow trout stockings have started and will continue all winter long at two week intervals at all Urban Fishing waters.

Trout range in size from 11-12 inches in length, with some fish up to 16 inches.

Fishing is good to excellent for anglers using scented dough baits (such as Power Bait), worms or a salmon egg/marshmallow combo on the bottom. Small spinners such as Roostertails and Panther Martins, or spoons such as KastMasters and Super Dupers work well for trout.

The morning bite is the best, but trout will bite throughout the day. When the bite is on, anglers are catching limits in an hour. Action for catfish and bass has slowed due to colder water temperatures.

Bluegill fishing offers good action during the afternoons for anglers using meal worms on the bottom or under a small bobber. Trout fishing is good to excellent at Green Valley lakes in Payson with Power Bait, worms and small spoons working best.

Top flies for fly fishermen have been Copper Johns, wooly buggers, simi seal leaches and pheasant tail nymphs.