AZGFD Fishing Report Dec. 6, 2019

Water temperatures are falling as overnight lows in desert regions are forecast to be dipping into the low-40s by Monday. If you’re bass fishing in desert impoundments, a good strategy might be throwing crankbaits during mornings and closer to midday switching to smaller plastic baits (Roboworms or baby brush hogs) on Texas rigs or dropshots in 15-25 feet of water. Fish with slow presentations.

As mentioned, we’re adjusting our trout stockings due to operational issues at our Page Springs Fish Hatchery. Stockings from Page Springs have been halted, yet we’ve been purchasing fish from out-of-state vendors to ensure most waters scheduled to be stocked do indeed receive trout.

AZGFD Fishing ReportGreat opportunities for anglers also remain in Community Fishing Program waters — some were stocked this week with rainbow trout.
Finally, we’re stocking 1,500 fingerling Gila trout from the Mora National Fish Hatchery (N.M.) into Watson Lake, and another 2,000 at Lynx Lake in Prescott.


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