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Forum: General Discussion 05-28-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 452
Posted By bgiordano
Awesome that you caught some there. It's a cool...

Awesome that you caught some there. It's a cool place. Any grayling?

It is possible for an Apache Trout to be at Wildcat, though not probable. With all the hybrids in the Black River and their...
Forum: General Discussion 05-17-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 550
Posted By bgiordano
You are correct in that they came up the Gila and...

You are correct in that they came up the Gila and into the Salt. However, the Little Colorado River has no connectivity to the Gila. Completely different drainages that originate less than a mile...
Forum: General Discussion 05-17-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By bgiordano
Totally understand. I agree that the...

Totally understand. I agree that the exploration/research is a good part of the fun. A lot of anglers don't see it that way. I get several calls and emails each week asking "what's in this creek?"...
Forum: General Discussion 05-16-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 550
Posted By bgiordano
This is likely how Apache Trout are native to the...

This is likely how Apache Trout are native to the Black River and Little Colorado River drainages. It's on a much smaller scale than the divide you are referring to, but it likely happened right on...
Forum: General Discussion 05-16-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By bgiordano
Joe is right that the Reservation is not public...

Joe is right that the Reservation is not public land. It is not managed by AZGFD, it is managed by the Tribe. The decisions on what should count in this challenge were made by the management...
Forum: General Discussion 05-03-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By bgiordano
Ahh the expert hunter, the bald eagle. Poor...

Ahh the expert hunter, the bald eagle. Poor osprey do the work.

Glad the Rainbow tugged you around a bit.
Forum: General Discussion 04-29-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 941
Posted By bgiordano
It's still a little slow now. Things will be...

It's still a little slow now. Things will be picking up soon. End of May should be good.
Forum: General Discussion 04-25-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 941
Posted By bgiordano
The Black has dropped roughly 150 CFS since that...

The Black has dropped roughly 150 CFS since that photo was taken. And about 100 since I fished it. At least at the gage.

It's probably fine to wade now.
Forum: General Discussion 04-24-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 373
Posted By bgiordano
As far as streams go, things are still fairly...

As far as streams go, things are still fairly slow. Water levels are still high and temperatures are low. So fish aren't moving much.
Forum: General Discussion 04-24-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 941
Posted By bgiordano
The Black is on the drop. We do still have snow...

The Black is on the drop. We do still have snow up top, but it shouldn't affect the Black much. Water temps are still in the 40's in our creeks. So the fishing should start picking up as it...
Forum: General Discussion 03-07-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 851
Posted By bgiordano
As the article states, Gilas have been put into...

As the article states, Gilas have been put into Raspberry Creek which is identified as a Gila Trout recovery stream. It was fishless post-Wallow Fire.

There are a few others that will be a part...
Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 851
Posted By bgiordano
The upper part holds trout when it's known as the...

The upper part holds trout when it's known as the Campbell Blue. Also a fair amount of the small tribs hold trout.
Forum: General Discussion 03-01-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 616
Posted By bgiordano
Haven't discharged mine before. Came close a...

Haven't discharged mine before. Came close a couple times in Yellowstone on grizzlies.

But I did get sprayed by some hikers in the West Baldy Trailhead parking lot. Three people that didn't seem...
Forum: General Discussion 02-26-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 962
Posted By bgiordano
To add to that, the presence of Lake Trout in...

To add to that, the presence of Lake Trout in Yellowstone Lake have also had an impact on Willows. Lake Trout mean less Cutthroat. Less Cutthroat running up to spawn means less food for bears so...
Forum: General Discussion 01-28-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,770
Posted By bgiordano
Some of this isn't exactly accurate. Yes,...

Some of this isn't exactly accurate. Yes, Vincent's study in Montana did show they were hampering wild populations to an extent. But what isn't taken into account when most people cite this is the...
Forum: General Discussion 11-27-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,770
Posted By bgiordano
Dr. Vincent's studies were quite interesting and...

Dr. Vincent's studies were quite interesting and I am certainly glad he did them. It paved the way for managers to think about stocked vs wild fisheries. I think a lot of the success with that one...
Forum: General Discussion 11-26-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,770
Posted By bgiordano
To preface, I greatly prefer fishing for wild...

To preface, I greatly prefer fishing for wild fish. But, there are a few things at play.

You are correct, food availability is the limiting factor here. Angler satisfaction in the area has...
Forum: General Discussion 11-19-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 560
Posted By bgiordano
I don't have the magic number for CFS. I avoid...

I don't have the magic number for CFS. I avoid the large spikes and base flow conditions.

I understand not loving to fish water that is off-color. But the Black fishing A LOT better when the...
Forum: General Discussion 11-15-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 560
Posted By bgiordano
Depends on how you look at that. Big and...

Depends on how you look at that. Big and Crescent Lakes are technically at the very upper end of the watershed. But really, no there aren't any dams on the Black above the 25. I really prefer the...
Forum: General Discussion 11-14-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 560
Posted By bgiordano
What I look for on the Black is the large pulses....

What I look for on the Black is the large pulses. When you get a big pulse, don't go right away. It'll be very muddy. But it is good on the drop.

I wouldn't say there are times where it...
Forum: General Discussion 10-16-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 775
Posted By bgiordano
Wildcat Crossing is where the 25 crosses the...

Wildcat Crossing is where the 25 crosses the Black River
Forum: General Discussion 10-16-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 775
Posted By bgiordano
Yessir! They’re super cool. I love the Black. ...

Yessir! They’re super cool. I love the Black. Keep going!

Just didn’t want the wrong information out there.
Forum: General Discussion 10-16-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 775
Posted By bgiordano
You’re right Joe. I was thinking a wild...

You’re right Joe. I was thinking a wild individual. Especially considering the nearest place the Department stocks Apache Trout in the Black River system is at Buffalo Crossing on the East Fork,...
Forum: General Discussion 10-16-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 775
Posted By bgiordano
Bucksnort, Not to be the Debbie Downer here,...

Bucksnort,

Not to be the Debbie Downer here, but we don't have any pure Apache Trout in the main stem Black River. There is a very healthy population of Apache x Rainbow hybrids. In order to...
Forum: General Discussion 10-03-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 865
Posted By bgiordano
There aren't really any secret lakes up here. ...

There aren't really any secret lakes up here. Like Mike said, you have listed the most productive waters up here for trout fishing. They all have quality trout and Carnero, Becker, and Big can...
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