To jumpstart the rainbow trout program, the Arizona Game and Fish Department will provide about 60,000 five-inch rainbow trout. This should enable the crew at Willow Beach NFH to stock catchable-sized trout for Colorado River and Lake Mohave anglers as early as February 2017.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department provided significant funding to the pipeline construction project. The total cost for the pipeline restoration project topped out at just over $1,077,000 with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service spending $688,000 and the Arizona Game and Fish Department contributing an additional $389,000 to the project.
BROWNWOOD: Water stained; 85-89 degrees; 0.85 feet low. Black bass to 9 pounds are excellent on topwaters, shad colored crankbaits, and watermelon, green pumpkin, and black/blue soft plastics in bushes in 8-12 feet. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are good on Li'l Fishies and trolling crankbaits in 12-16 feet, and on minnows and jigs under lights at night. Crappie are good on minnows and on shad or white tube jigs. Channel catfish are slow. Blue catfish to 5 pounds are good on juglines baited with cut perch or shad. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with perch and goldfish.