Category Archives: Fishing

Plan to Help Fish in Central Arizona Lakes Gets Underway

Photo by George Andrejko/AZGFD.

The Arizona Game and Fish Department has begun dropping fake plants and other habitat into Roosevelt Lake. Widely varying lake levels at Roosevelt pose problems for natural vegetation.

The work is part of a larger plan, the Tonto National Forest Lakes Habitat Improvement Project, which seeks to help bass and crappie bounce back and boost the sustainability — and fishing prospects — of Salt River reservoirs and Bartlett Lake.

Read/listen to my full story at KJZZ’s Arizona Science Desk:
Arizona Game and Fish Installs Artificial Fish Habitat in Roosevelt Lake

Invasive Algae Kills Thousands of Shad in Arizona Lake

Apache Lake, Arizona (photo by Bernard Gagnon).

A population explosion of golden algae, a fast-growing invasive plant, has killed thousands of threadfin shad and some gizzard shad at Apache Lake, a reservoir in central Arizona.

Read/listen to my full story at KJZZ’s Arizona Science Desk:
Algal Toxin Kills Thousands Of Fish In Apache Lake

Awesome anglers, from Zane Grey to Hemingway

Everyone enjoys a good fish story, but how do you tell the true legends from the small fry? Should you go with individual achievement, like the man who landed a 1,600-pound shark in the Bahamas using only a boat anchor, or stick to amazing anglers like Sri Lankan stilt fishermen or the Chinese people that fished using cormorants and otters? It was a tough call, but for this article, I decided to go with the legends whose tales lured today’s great fishermen to the sport and still inspire them: the anglers’ anglers, in other words.

Top 5 most legendary fishermen