• August 31, 2015

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Fishing with White Mountain Flashback

Fly reels are pretty straight forward in how they operate. They work on the principle of a winch. An angler takes up line by winding the line, around a relatively small axle by cranking a knob on the face of the reel. To get line off of the reel to cast, you just pull out the line with your free hand while false-casting the fly rod, and as you keep the line moving back and forth with your casting motion, you soon have the amount of free line to cast. At that point, it is just a matter of letting go of the line as you stop the rod on your next forward stroke, and the moving line will pull the loose line in the direction of your forward stroke.

Wounded Veterans San Juan River Fly Fishing event set for Oct. 12-15

 Since 2011 the White Mountain Fly Fishing Club has sponsored a four-day fly fishing trip to the San Juan River in New Mexico for Wounded Veterans. This event has been instrumental in helping these Veterans in their healing process as well allowing the club the honor and privilege to show their appreciation for their service and sacrifice.  

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Why I fly fish

When I was just a boy, my first fishing experiences were with my mom and dad, fishing with a spinning rod, usually with a red and white bobber, and some kind of bait hanging beneath the bobber. My parents usually used worms, corn or Velveeta cheese for bait. This was back in the era way before Power Bait.

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Trout tip

Luna Lake: This 27-inch, 7.5-pound rainbow trout was recently caught. The lake has more large holdover trout. Thanks to The Friends of Luna Lake out of Alpine for helping keep this a viable fishery.

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Fishing Report - June 11, 2015

Arizona Game and Fish  Department for June 4

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Fishing hot spots - June 5, 2015

One hundred-degree days coming up in the valley means targeting tasty trout in the cool, lush-green high country becomes a prime option.

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Annual Kids Fishing Derby set for Saturday

The 2015 annual Kids Fishing Derby will be held from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, June 6, at Bog Tank, 12 miles from Hon Dah.

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Al, Mason Fagotti top finishers at White Mountain Bass Club tournament

The White Mountain Bass Club finished up a tournament at Willow Springs Sunday, May 31. Although temperatures were ideal and the weather was great the fishing proved to be difficult due to some game and fish activity on the lake earlier that month. 

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Annual Fishing Derby set for June 20 at Fool Hollow Lake

PINETOP — On June 20 Arizona Game and Fish Department along with the City of Show Low will team up with Hatch Toyota for the sixth annual fishing derby at Fool Hollow Lake in Show Low. Fishing will be from 7-11 a.m. with registration starting at 6 a.m. Participants can also pre-register from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Hatch Toyota in Show Low.

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Fishing Reports, 5/29/15

White Mountains

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VFW hosting fishing tournament June 6

EAGAR — VFW Post 8987 will host its 11th annual fishing tournament June 6.

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Learn to fish from a kayak May 23

PINETOP — Have you been thinking about fishing from a kayak? Join the Arizona Game and Fish Department for the first ever kayak fishing clinic at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 23, at Fool Hollow Lake in Show Low.

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Learn to fish from a kayak May 23

PINETOP — Have you been thinking about fishing from a kayak? Join the Arizona Game and Fish Department for the first ever kayak fishing clinic at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 23, at Fool Hollow Lake in Show Low.

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Catch-and-keep season at Silver Creek underway

Through Oct. 1, anglers can fish Silver Creek outside the Silver Creek Hatchery for the beginning of the catch-and-keep trout fishery. Bait also is allowed until the end of September.

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Great fishing, great memories at Sunrise Lake

Looking for a unique way to relax with friends and family? Why not visit Sunrise Lake for your next outdoor excursion.

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The White Mountain Fly Fishing Club Monthly Meeting

The White Mountain Fly Fishing Club will hold its monthly meeting this Thursday, April 15, at the Lakeside Fire Station.  The social hour starts at 5:30 pm.  At that time you can buy your raffle tickets and exchange fishing stories.  The business meeting starts at 6:30 pm and is followed by a presentation by local member Steve Hofmann.  He will have a presentation on his fishing trip and fishing the rivers of Colorado, Wyoming and Idaho, including the Gunnison, Elk, Shoshone and Snake Rivers.

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Fly fishing for beginners workshop May 15-16

PINETOP — Have you ever wished you knew how to fly fish but didn’t quite know how to get started? Join the Arizona Game and Fish Department for its annual beginners fly fishing instruction workshop on May 15 and 16 at the Pinetop regional office.

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Fishing with White Mountain Flashback

Fly reels are pretty straight forward in how they operate. They work on the principle of a winch. An angler takes up line by winding the line, around a relatively small axle by cranking a knob on the face of the reel. To get line off of the reel to cast, you just pull out the line with your free hand while false-casting the fly rod, and as you keep the line moving back and forth with your casting motion, you soon have the amount of free line to cast. At that point, it is just a matter of letting go of the line as you stop the rod on your next forward stroke, and the moving line will pull the loose line in the direction of your forward stroke.

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Arizona Game and Fish Department (as of May 19) Fishing Report

White Mountain  and Rim Lakes

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Lyman Lake State Park opens for season

Lyman Lake State Park in northeastern Arizona is a 1,500-acre lake with no size restrictions on boats and is now open for camping reservations. The park re-opened May 2 for the summer season. 

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Fishing report, Fort Apache

A-1 Lake, fair.    A-1 lake is ice free. The road to the boat ramp is accessible. try nightcrawlers, powerbait or salmon eggs. Try lures like panther marten spinners and Z-ray spoons.

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