Fishing Report For Week Of May 16

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Tentative stocking schedule

Region 1: Woods Canyon Lake (3,645)

Region 2: Long Lake (2,376), Huffer Pond (266) Oak Creek (2,046), Knoll Lake (2,933)

Region 5: Rose Canyon Lake (2,673)

Region 6: Lower Salt River (1,320)

Rory’s tips

For the high country, the expected cooling trends can prompt the trout to feed aggressively. Trout, in large part, are more insectivorous. When a low-pressure system is coming, insects fly lower to the ground and water, which can cause a trout feeding frenzy. During the height of storms, trout might just head deep if insects aren’t being washed into the water by raindrops or blown into the water by

wind. However, if there is a little moisture associated with a front, insects can get very active the following day.

So watch the barometer. Sometimes, increased insect and bird activity is a sign a low pressure system is coming our way and you need to get out the fishing pole, fly rod or what have you.

By the way, I heard from Lake Havasu that some anglers are loading up on huge redear. Two anglers caught 27 redear totaling 41 pounds. If you were wondering, redear provide excellent table fare. Try night crawlers or mealworms. You can also load up on redear, bluegill and smallmouth bass in the Topock Gorge.

Also have several reports of anglers catching nice bluegills at Saguaro and Canyon lakes. Once again, think night crawlers and mealworms. Great fishing for youngsters, or those of us who want to feel young.

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