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Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 867
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: 1,314
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: 575
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: 1,629
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: 1,629
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: 1,046
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: 377
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: 592
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: 1,156
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: 539
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: 577
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: 353
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: 1,036
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: 1,309
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: 1,309
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: 1,309
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: 1,996
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.
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2017, 10:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By M Lopez
The ladyfish in the Atlantic is a different...

The ladyfish in the Atlantic is a different species. They look similar but different species. I've never had a machete poop and bleed like a stuck hog, but then again, the vast majority of them...
Forum: General Discussion 05-31-2017, 10:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 742
Posted By M Lopez
Yep, there is an increased effort this year to...

Yep, there is an increased effort this year to improve compliance with the PFD laws, due to greatly increased numbers of kayakers and paddle boarders, many without PFDs, plus a number of drownings of...
Forum: General Discussion 05-20-2017, 08:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 679
Posted By M Lopez
Hey theapachetrout, All the campgrounds on...

Hey theapachetrout,

All the campgrounds on the East Fork Black are good (never any problems except for the road closed during monsoons the year after the fire, but good ever since). The...
Forum: General Discussion 05-09-2017, 09:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,156
Posted By M Lopez
Technically there aren't any bluegills in Woods...

Technically there aren't any bluegills in Woods Canyon. The sunfish in there are green sunfish, which tend to stunt way more than bluegill. You can tell them apart by the bass sized mouth, light...
Forum: General Discussion 05-02-2017, 01:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,487
Posted By M Lopez
The Black River should be good to fish. It has...

The Black River should be good to fish. It has been coming down steadily since March. It is currently flowing at 95 cfs (at Black River pumping station), which is down from 400 cfs on April 1. It...
Forum: General Discussion 05-01-2017, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 824
Posted By M Lopez
You can launch any boat on nearly any lake in...

You can launch any boat on nearly any lake in Arizona (only a couple lakes that prohibit all boats - listed in the regulations) as long as the boat ramp can accommodate the trailer. Stoneflynut is...
Forum: General Discussion 04-19-2017, 09:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,156
Posted By M Lopez
Until more are stocked, your best bet is a Woods...

Until more are stocked, your best bet is a Woods Canyon, which had better carryover of tigers. Yes, there are some in Willow Springs, but not as many carried over as did in Woods.

Along...
Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2017, 11:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,040
Posted By M Lopez
It is true that you can only use artificial fly...

It is true that you can only use artificial fly and lure only to catch chub in Fossil Creek, but not the same restriction everywhere else. You can catch roundtail chub in the Black River, Verde...
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