Fishing at Hawley Lake

Fishing should be good this weekend at stocked local lakes, but the weather could be chilly.

WHITE MOUNTAINS — Diane Tilton with Arizona Game and Fish in Pinetop said people can expect great fishing Memorial Day weekend.

She said pretty much all of the lakes in the area have been stocked in the last weeks with catfish, trout and other species.

“Show Low Lake, Fool Hollow, Willow Springs, Silver Creek and Scott Reservoir were all stocked this week,” she said. “Our water levels are good in all of the lakes and fishing has been really good lately.”

Tilton reminded everyone planning to head out on the water that anyone age 12 or under is required by law to wear a flotation vest on watercraft and anyone 17 or under is required by law to wear a helmet while on an off-road vehicle.

She recommended everyone do so, but reminded that the law is specific for certain ages.

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Mike Leiby covers police, courts, and the towns of Snowflake and Taylor.

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