Outdoorsmen Will Find December Is One Busy Month


Decembers a busy month for outdoorsmen with numerous big-game hunts going on, as well as aengthy quail season in full swing.

While trout fishing on the Rim is just for the diehards willing to brave bone-chilling temperatures, and probably ice forming on the guides and tip of a fishing rod.

For those who have an urban fishing license, Green Valley Lake can be a convenient destination to wet a line.

ell, for you bass enthusiasts, 35 miles south is Roosevelt Lake one of the premier fishing lakes of the West.

Recently, the All-Star Couples bass series had their first competition of the new season on this popular body of water.

Local anglers Heidi D'Arcangelo and Jake Randall continue their fishing success by winning another couples tournament and earning an $1,800 paycheck for their day on the water.

Their winning weight for a six fish limit was 13.21 pounds, which was bolstered by an eight-pound plus lunker largemouth.

Jake and Heidi were targeting the shoreline to 30 feet of water focusing on main lake points.

Often times at this time of year big fish are caught in deeper water, but Jake's lunker was the exception to the rule.The big fish of the tourney was caught in four feet of water and fell for a brown and purple Robo worm finesse fishing on a dropshot rig.

he winning couple also fished a Carolina rig with a Zoom lizard in two color patterns of watermelon and green pumpkin.These colors are popular and productive for bass fishing in the fall on Roosevelt Lake.

eidi was quick to add, if late fall bass fishing is your plan, layer your clothing for very cool early mornings which will give way to balmy warm afternoons.

So, if you have a desire to do some bass fishing, plan an afternoon trip to Roosevelt Lake at this time of year.

Have fun fishing and enjoy God's creation.

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