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Forum: General Discussion 11-29-2017, 08:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By Fish Manager
Coronado National Forest seeks comments on Fee Proposal

The Coronado National Forest is looking at creating new fees and increasing existing fees for use of facilities at Parker Canyon Lake, Pena Blanca Lake, Riggs Flat Lake and a long list of other...
Forum: General Discussion 09-28-2017, 08:16 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 286
Posted By Fish Manager
Arizona Trout Challenge Changes

Arizona Game and Fish Department
NEWS RELEASE
For immediate release, Sept. 29, 2017


AZGFD makes change to Wild Trout Challenge

Requirement to catch Gila trout temporarily suspended
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Forum: General Discussion 09-15-2017, 07:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 737
Posted By Fish Manager
Here's a link to the current closure order. I'll...

Here's a link to the current closure order. I'll try and update as things progress.

https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/coronado/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD558809
Forum: General Discussion 09-14-2017, 02:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 737
Posted By Fish Manager
The survey crew did not have the time to survey...

The survey crew did not have the time to survey Frye Res this trip but its on our list of locations to get done. I'm not hopeful given what was seen in Frye Creek above the res. Although the creek...
Forum: General Discussion 09-14-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 737
Posted By Fish Manager
Frye Creek/Gila Trout Update

As most are probably aware we had a wildfire blow through the Gila Trout habitat in the Pinaleno Mountains in July. Surveys were completed earlier this week and the outcome for the fish and the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-30-2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,556
Posted By Fish Manager
Bucksnort, The final attendance numbers of the...

Bucksnort, The final attendance numbers of the AZGFD show was 48,400. Also you'll be interested to know that Colorado actually had reps present at the show as they are planning their fist show for...
Forum: General Discussion 10-15-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,304
Posted By Fish Manager
Wow, that article is bad and I'd say that most if...

Wow, that article is bad and I'd say that most if not all of the information is just plain wrong! I've been in the Fish Program for 24 years here in Tucson with AZGFD and there is no Gull Lake or...
Forum: General Discussion 08-04-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,260
Posted By Fish Manager
There are fish in Grant throughout the creek. ...

There are fish in Grant throughout the creek. The lower section gets the most pressure so fish are scarce. Not pure Apache though, hybridized with rainbows. Current regulations are catch and...
Forum: General Discussion 04-28-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,544
Posted By Fish Manager
It looks like one of our temp loggers.

It looks like one of our temp loggers.
Forum: General Discussion 01-16-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,883
Posted By Fish Manager
It's open and there are fish to be caught! Sorry...

It's open and there are fish to be caught! Sorry Warrior and JRD but I understand where you're both coming from! My motives are a bit different though!

The fish are scattered throughout the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-14-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,004
Posted By Fish Manager
Keep in mind its been raining quite a bit so...

Keep in mind its been raining quite a bit so evaluating potential is impossible this time of year. June and July before it rains when conditions will be at their worst is the best time to look.
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Forum: General Discussion 06-04-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,570
Posted By Fish Manager
Riggs will not be stocked this week due to high...

Riggs will not be stocked this week due to high pH. Reports have been fairly good though and anglers are catching fish.

Rose is pretty much what BtheBlue said on the weekends. Plan to be there...
Forum: General Discussion 10-15-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,337
Posted By Fish Manager
Parker Canyon is closed at the top of the hill...

Parker Canyon is closed at the top of the hill above the marina store. Pena Blanca is closed at the T intersection near the old boat ramp. Yes, you can still hike in and fish and yes the lakes...
Forum: General Discussion 10-03-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,337
Posted By Fish Manager
Exclamation S. AZ lake closures

Parker Canyon, Pena Blanca, Rose Canyon and Riggs Flat have been locked up by the Forest Service due to the shutdown. AZGFD is working to get Parker Canyon and Pena Blanca re-opened but it doesn't...
Forum: General Discussion 04-08-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,102
Posted By Fish Manager
We did not get any trout stocked last year due to...

We did not get any trout stocked last year due to pH. The gate should be opening in the next couple of weeks but I've yet to hear an exact date and we've yet to get the water quality for this year...
Forum: General Discussion 01-28-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,167
Posted By Fish Manager
Maybe, maybe not. Based on colors, when I look...

Maybe, maybe not. Based on colors, when I look at those pictures (and today is the first time I've seen them) I see things that suggest to me that it could be either species. And since both species...
Forum: General Discussion 11-09-2012, 07:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 909
Posted By Fish Manager
Pena Blanca is suffering a blue green algal...

Pena Blanca is suffering a blue green algal bloom. Nothing to worry about but it will slow down the fishing and make a mess of your equipment.
Forum: General Discussion 11-05-2012, 02:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 859
Posted By Fish Manager
Just wanted to remind everyone of the meeting...

Just wanted to remind everyone of the meeting tonight!
Forum: General Discussion 10-30-2012, 02:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 859
Posted By Fish Manager
AZGFD Public Meeting (Tucson area Hunters and Anglers)

The Department is seeking to change legislation to allow the Arizona Game and Fish Commission to set future hunting and fishing license structure and fees directly through a streamlined, customer...
Forum: General Discussion 10-16-2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,637
Posted By Fish Manager
Check with your local National Resource...

Check with your local National Resource Conservation office. They often have grant money for wildlife habitat improvement projects. Which this might be if you can show benefit to wildlife in the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-09-2012, 07:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,607
Posted By Fish Manager
The Pinnacle fire was burning on the ridge ine...

The Pinnacle fire was burning on the ridge ine between Ash and Frye while the Trap fire was in the Deadman drainage. Luckily the Pinnacle fire was in an old burn (2004) and fuel loads were greatly...
Forum: General Discussion 07-03-2012, 07:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,607
Posted By Fish Manager
Exclamation NM Gila Trout Salvage and AZ Stocking

I wanted to pass on to everyone that the USFS and USFWS removed over 300 Gila trout from fire ravaged Spruce Creek in the Gila Wildnerness in NM last week.

That in and of its self is exciting...
Forum: General Discussion 04-30-2012, 09:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,248
Posted By Fish Manager
Sad but true Big Tub, I have no time to fish! ...

Sad but true Big Tub, I have no time to fish! Thus I live vicariously through you guys!

I won't say we will never put them into Riggs but at present we have no plans to put Gila's into Riggs. ...
Forum: General Discussion 04-23-2012, 07:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,248
Posted By Fish Manager
The pH problem is caused by the high amount of...

The pH problem is caused by the high amount of vegetation and the lack of decent run off into the lake. The small watershed that relies mainly on snow pack for runoff can't be fixed. However we are...
Forum: General Discussion 04-17-2012, 07:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 847
Posted By Fish Manager
Good question Litespeed, Unfortunately there is...

Good question Litespeed, Unfortunately there is no short easy answer so I'll apologize up front for the length of this post.

Prior to the renovation at PBL there were no L. frogs in the lake,...
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