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Wisconsin Cuffs & Collars – June 15th, 2012

Editor’s note: This issue was printed before May field reports from DNR wardens were available. The following reports are leftover from April. May reports from the northern Wisconsin warden teams will appear in the next issue. District 2 — Cumberland area Warden Jesse Ashton, of Luck, organized a Learn to Hunt turkey event in Polk County. Eight new hunters participated,…

Arizona Urban Fishing Bulletin: June 8, 2012

Rory's tips High country trout hot spots include Knoll Lake, Blue Ridge Lake, Woods Canyon Lake, and Big Lake. Ashurst has been producing as well. Show Low Lake and Fool Hollow Lake are worth a try right now. The trout fishing has been decent, plus they both have delectable walleye. The state record walleye came out of Show Low Lake….

Arizona Fishing Report, May 31st, 2012

Rory's tips We actually have two free fishing days in Arizona, one on Saturday June 2 and the other on Saturday June 9. The way cool thing is that every day in Arizona, kids fish free; no fishing license is needed by youth under age 14. Hey, want an opportunity to catch some big trout this weekend? Well, both Woods…

Arizona Fishing Report, May 22, 2012

Rory's tips: For this Memorial Day weekend, lots of people will be headed to the high country for some fishing and mountain air, so my biggest tip is augment your catch of trout or other fish with the abundant crayfish. Crayfish are not native to Arizona. In fact, we are the only state in the lower 48 that doesn't have…

Arizona Fishing Report for May 9th, 2012

It's time to fish for millions (see the article below). Don't forget, you need to register at the Cabela's site cabelas.com/fishformillions to even find out what lakes have the tagged fish. Hey, with temperatures in the deserts expected to soar into the triple digits this weekend, it might be time to take MOM for a cool dose of scented pine air. Especially since we…

Arizona Fishing Report for May 2nd, 2012

Rory's tips: Grab your chuggers, poppers and stick baits — the Palo Verde trees are blooming and bass are chasing shad, it's definitely topwater time. Plus the bluegill are spawning and the threadfin shad are getting ready to spawn. Most bass are in the post-spawn mode right now and are feeding aggressively. This is the time when you might just…

Arizona Fishing Report, April 24th, 2012

CENTRAL WATERS URBAN LAKES — A 9.1-pound, 24-inch-long largemouth bass was caught out of Kiwanis Lake last week (see picture on the left) on a drop-shot rigged Salt River craw on 8-pound test by Shawn Baker of Phoenix. Shawn's "hawg" is now a contender for the urban program big fish of the year honors. Shawn told our biologist that he…

AZ: Fishing Report March 7, 2012

Rory’s tips: Come see me 7 p.m. Thursday at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore (just east of Loop 101 and Shea Blvd in the Scottsdale Fiesta Shopping Center, 10500 N. 90th Street) where I will be autographing the Official Arizona Fishing Guide book that Game and Fish put together in conjunction with Arizona Highways Magazine. We can chat about fishing,…

IN: DNR gives temporary OK to umbrella rigs

Indiana DNR director Robert E. Carter Jr. has signed a temporary rule that establishes a limit on the number of hooks allowed on a rig or lure array used for sport fishing, essentially making so-called umbrella rigs legal through the remainder of this year.   Until recently, umbrella rigs were a traditional saltwater trolling apparatus used effectively in the northeastern…

AZ: Fishing Report Feb 28, 2012

Prior to this week’s storm on the day before Leap Day, we had been experiencing the leading edge of the great spring fishing. The storm likely slowed things down. However, given a few days of warmer weather, sport-fish activity levels should pick up again.   If we experience high winds on Friday, as predicted, it could once again delay the…

AZ: Fishing Report Feb. 22, 2012

Rory’s Tips:The International Sportsmen’s Exposition is in town this week from Thursday through Sunday. Bring the kids down and have them catch some fish in our Kids Fishing Pond, or visit the Kids Archery, Air Gun Trailer, and live wildlife. You might also discover the dream fishing trip of a lifetime to places like Alaska or Belize.This year we have…

New technique has become bass fishing craze

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) _ A new bass fishing craze has hit the waterways.Fishermen are snapping up the Alabama Rig and similar devices, apparently catching fish aplenty. Tackle companies are raking in enough sales that at least one was able to add to its workforce in Arkansas.The Alabama Rig, invented by Muscle Shoals fisherman Andy Poss, has a harness with five…

AZ: Fishing Report for Feb. 14, 2012

Rory’s Tips:Beautiful rainy weather this week should kick the winter trout fishing up a notch or two, but an expected high pressure system this weekend could change things. That’s the ups-and-downs of winter fishing in Arizona. I guess another front is due on Sunday or Monday, so we’ll have to see what happens.The best fishing will likely be for trout…

AZ: Fishing Report Feb. 8

This fishing report if provided by the Arizona Game and Fish Department. Rory’s Tips:Okay, once this weather front passes, grab your ultra-light rods and head to Alamo Lake — IT’S CRAPPE TIME.According to Stew Kohnke, our Alamo Lake wildlife manager (and one of my favorite fishing partners when he doesn’t outfish me too badly), some boats are catching 20-plus crappies…

AZ: Fishing Report February 6, 2012

Rory’s Tips:I received lots of e-mails from anglers about my wife’s recent passing after a long bout with cancer. Thanks, all those messages truly meant a lot to me and my two sons. All of you are my extended fishing family. I am sorry about being late getting the report out again this week but I am back in the…

AZ: Fishing Report Jan. 26, 2012

Rory’s Tips: The fishing report this week begins on a very sad note. Rory’s wife of 33 years, Cindy Joy Winters, passed away Saturday night after a valiant six month battle with spinal cancer. Her memorial service was last night and our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with Rory and their son Josh in this sad time.Talking with Rory last…

AZ: Fishing Report for January 18, 2012

Watson Lake near Prescott is being stocked with trout this week. It’s been a few weeks since it was last stocked, so catch rates might or might not be good. But personally, I love fishing this picturesque lake near the Granite Dells on the northern edge of Prescott. It is a special fee area for the City of Prescott.Last week…

AZ: Fishing Report January 13, 2012

I was really excited about the Lower Salt River opportunities, but as it turns out, Salt River Project is not going to be taking water from Stewart Mountain Dam right now — it’s the Verde River as usual. Sorry folks.It’s rather embarrassing, and it looks like I misunderstood the good folks at SRP when I called them last week after…

IL: State’s bass anglers must modify popular rig

Springfield – The Alabama Rig, the latest craze in the bass fishing world, must be modified to be used legally in most of Illinois’ waters, according to DNR assistant fisheries chief Dan Stephenson.The rig is more of a device than a lure, and it’s closely related to a saltwater umbrella rig, allowing bass fishermen fish a tight spread of five…

AR: Weekly Fishing Report for September 1, 2011

This is the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s fishing report for September 1, 2011. Fishing Highlight of the Week: Late summer is a great time to fish deep brush piles for crappie and bass. The trick is finding these hidden gems. The AGFC has planted many brush piles across the state and marked their locations on Google Earth for interested…

AR: Weekly Fishing Report August 25, 2011

  Fishing Highlight of the Week: Overcast days during the heat of summer are a bass fisherman’s dream. Focus on shallow vegetation with topwater frogs and anywhere fresh water is running into a lake with small spinnerbaits. Arkansas and White river levels are available at:http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=lzk For real-time information on stream flow in Arkansas from the U.S. Geological Survey, visit:http://waterdata.usgs.gov/ar/nwis/rt For…

Statewide Arizona Fishing Report for Aug. 5

Rory’s fishing tips: Sorry the report is a little late this week, I was dealing with family medical matters.It’s time to get into a thunder bumper frame of mind.Afternoon rain showers in the high country can be the key to catching fish right now, whether trout in the higher mountain lakes or bass in places like Fool Hollow and Willow…

Arizona Statewide Fishing Report for June 30

Rory’s fishing tips: Just a quick note. I went ahead and posted a partial update to the fishing report on Tuesday that includes the most recent information on the Mogollon Rim and White Mountain lakes. I will update the rest of the report as I receive the information from our various sources this week. So look upon this as an…