Time to head to the land of bugling elk, rusty leaves and feisty trout.
We’ve recently put some extra loads of rainbow trout into many Mogollon Rim and White Mountains lakes. At many trout creeks, anglers might have their own section of water. Shouldn’t be hard to talk the family into this one.
Here’s a quick rundown of some waters that have received some extra trout during the past 2 weeks (between 4,000 and 8,000 at each): Bear Canyon Lake; Fool Hollow Lake; Show Low Lake; River Reservoir; Woods Canyon Lake; Willow Springs Lake; Hawley Lake; Reservation Lake; Silver Creek.
Also, a bunch of smaller brown trout were stocked into Rose Canyon Lake on Thursday, Sept. 29.
Yuma anglers: catfish are scheduled to return to your area’s community waters (Council Ave Pond in Somerton; West Wetlands Pond, Redondo Lake, Fortuna Lake). See the Community fishing stocking schedule, and a full update in the full report – your “expansion waters” are scheduled to be stocked.
Grab a license online (and help conserve all species of wildlife), get rigged and ready and enjoy the peace and quiet of a high country hideaway.
Black Canyon Lake road/parking lot closure
The access road and parking areas at Black Canyon Lake will be closed to all vehicle traffic from October 10-19 for a paving project. Pedestrian access to the lake’s shore is allowed, but parking is not allowed on the adjacent, maintained forest service roads.
Upcoming free fishing events
Tuesday, Nov. 22 – Welcome Back the Trout to Tempe Town Lake, 4-6 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 29 — Rose Canyon Lake. Wednesday, Sept. 26 — Lynx Lake.
Thursday, Sept. 29 — Rose Canyon Lake, Frances Short Pond, Hawley Lake, Reservation Lake. Wednesday, Sept. 28 — Bear Canyon Lake. Tuesday, Sept. 27 — Bear Canyon Lake. Monday, Sept. 26 — Kinnikinick Lake, Canyon Creek, Bear Canyon Lake. Sunday, Sept. 25 — Fool Hollow Lake, Show Low Lake, Saturday, Sept. 24 — Fool Hollow Lake.
As you can see, winter trout stockings are ramping up. See the schedule.