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Forum: General Discussion 10-28-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 339
Posted By M Lopez
The Salt River was not one of the study streams,...

The Salt River was not one of the study streams, so not surprising that you might find something different in a large river many times the size of the trout streams in this study. And yes, there are...
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2018, 12:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,521
Posted By M Lopez
Thermocline depends upon the lake and month. It...

Thermocline depends upon the lake and month. It can be as shallow as 6-7 feet below surface at Luna Lake in mid summer, but is 15-17 feet down in Show Low, Fool Hollow, Woods, and Willow. Lakes like...
Forum: General Discussion 07-05-2018, 12:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,716
Posted By M Lopez
No, stocked fish are put in to be taken out by...

No, stocked fish are put in to be taken out by fishermen. Period. They are not stocked for birds, 'cause the birds or ESA do not pay for those trout. Anglers pay for hatcheries and stocked trout...
Forum: General Discussion 06-19-2018, 10:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,937
Posted By M Lopez
Launching is tough at the designated west side...

Launching is tough at the designated west side area. But folks should not be driving to the east side during Stage II fire restrictions. Legally not supposed to drive off numbered roads on the Forest...
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,716
Posted By M Lopez
Lakelady is correct about the road down to the...

Lakelady is correct about the road down to the dam. It is locked at the top of the canyon with a space on the side of the gate to legally allow motorized vehicles no wider than 50 inches. The road is...
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2018, 10:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,937
Posted By M Lopez
Thanks Mike. I too have been surprised by the...

Thanks Mike. I too have been surprised by the water quality all spring and summer. Seems like it started at the end of last summer when the weeds just crashed. Still not sure what happened then, but...
Forum: General Discussion 06-10-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,937
Posted By M Lopez
How are the weeds?

How are the weeds?
Forum: General Discussion 06-10-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,716
Posted By M Lopez
Yes, Chevelon is definitely open. As David...

Yes, Chevelon is definitely open.

As David mentioned, it is Stage II Fire Restrictions. No fires other than propane type stoves and lanterns, no smoking except in a vehicle or building, no driving...
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,030
Posted By M Lopez
Yes, the lack of snow is scary. But don't let it...

Yes, the lack of snow is scary. But don't let it keep you from fishing in the spring. Its great fishing right now. Some lakes in the White Mountains might be a little low right now, but water...
Forum: General Discussion 03-08-2018, 11:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,529
Posted By M Lopez
That contraption can't be launched in Carnero...

That contraption can't be launched in Carnero because the lake is too shallow. It takes about 5 feet of depth at a good boat ramp to launch that contraption, also known as a weed harvester. They...
Forum: General Discussion 03-08-2018, 11:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 680
Posted By M Lopez
All roads to Big Lake should be open in May. ...

All roads to Big Lake should be open in May. Currently, Hwy 273 is closed for the winter. It would normally open around April 15 in an average snowpack year, but this is way below average and would...
Forum: General Discussion 01-14-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,844
Posted By M Lopez
Litespeed1, if you think agencies "lurk"...

Litespeed1, if you think agencies "lurk" mysteriously on this forum to find some hidden population of brown trout that we can kill, you are sadly mistaken. We come on here to help, answer questions,...
Forum: General Discussion 12-21-2017, 06:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,844
Posted By M Lopez
What streams have you fished expecting to catch a...

What streams have you fished expecting to catch a brown but haven't?
Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2017, 12:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,163
Posted By M Lopez
Anyplace that has brown trout, golden aspens, and...

Anyplace that has brown trout, golden aspens, and elk bugling.
Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2017, 12:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 425
Posted By M Lopez
Fly anglers were catching many smaller rainbows...

Fly anglers were catching many smaller rainbows from a pontoon in South Cove yesterday, with an occasional cutthroat to 17". Brook trout were spawning in the shallow gravel areas but weren't biting....
Forum: General Discussion 10-16-2017, 11:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 659
Posted By M Lopez
It might've gotten a flush of silt from the...

It might've gotten a flush of silt from the hatchery portion, which was getting cleaned after stocking the last of the trout on station on Oct 1 and 2.

But like others have mentioned, it never...
Forum: General Discussion 10-16-2017, 10:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,323
Posted By M Lopez
Arizona is a little different than most other...

Arizona is a little different than most other western states, in that if both sides of a stream are privately owned, the streambed that runs through that property is privately owned, and can be shut...
Forum: General Discussion 10-01-2017, 12:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 607
Posted By M Lopez
You should be fine with your pontoon attached...

You should be fine with your pontoon attached that way, as long as your license plate is visable. I know a couple people that were stopped because their plate was blocked by a trailer hitch cargo...
Forum: General Discussion 08-25-2017, 09:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 641
Posted By M Lopez
Arizona does not compile catch statistics on a...

Arizona does not compile catch statistics on a statewide level, but does have them for individual waters. This information is calculated from angler creel survey data conducted on these individual...
Forum: General Discussion 08-25-2017, 09:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Posted By M Lopez
Trout fishing at Woods Canyon and Willow Springs...

Trout fishing at Woods Canyon and Willow Springs is tough right now, but you can still catch some. Actually, August is the toughest month to fish for trout in any lake in the White Mountains or...
Forum: General Discussion 08-25-2017, 09:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,128
Posted By M Lopez
While the "shuffle" is illegal on the San Juan in...

While the "shuffle" is illegal on the San Juan in New Mexico, it is not prohibited in Arizona.
Forum: General Discussion 08-01-2017, 01:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,386
Posted By M Lopez
Going back to the belt type PFD comment, I'm not...

Going back to the belt type PFD comment, I'm not familiar with the belt types, but looking on-line, it appears that some are US Coast Guard approved and some are not. It has to be US Coast Guard...
Forum: General Discussion 07-30-2017, 04:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,386
Posted By M Lopez
Yup, it pays to be safe. And the inflatable kind...

Yup, it pays to be safe. And the inflatable kind are low profile and easy to wear. If an inflatable pfd is a type III, then you need to wear it for it to be legal, but the type V inflatables only...
Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2017, 10:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,386
Posted By M Lopez
Don't forget a pfd. A pontoon is considered a...

Don't forget a pfd. A pontoon is considered a watercraft because it has or was made to have oars, so you will need a pfd to be legal.
Forum: General Discussion 06-25-2017, 11:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,137
Posted By M Lopez
One quick clarification: The Coconino NF is in...

One quick clarification: The Coconino NF is in Stage II fire restrictions but Apache-Sitgreaves NF is only in Stage I fire restrictions at this time.
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