use promo code: WCProstaffkowski at checkout for a 5 % discount (not applicable to shipping costs and taxes). Great Blue Heron at Water Ranch Lake link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRgw1oPVYw4, Panfish Party at Canyon Lake link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0Fi5JcuJVs, This months new product – FFD LOGO MAGNET, See the "SHOP" page for link to our online store, Tags: Arizona Fly Fishing, Arizona Urban Fishing Program, Lower Salt River, Red Mountain Lake, Sensei John, Urban Lake Fishing, Veterans Oasis Lake, Water Ranch Lake. WATER RANCH LAKE, Gilbert, AZ (See Endnote # 1). Here’s a synopsis of the recent changes: We moved planned trout stockings for Yuma-area CFP waters from the week of Nov 19-24 to Dec 17-22. In these hard economic times, the lakes also supply a nutritious food source and the satisfaction of having caught your own supper. I fished Water Ranch on June 8th and was shocked to have other fisherman give me reports of dead catfish from a recent stocking and green algae. For perspective, the fly rod I am holding tucked under my arm was only six feet long. The natural decay was highlighted by man-made decay in the form of the occasional plastic bottle bobbing on the water’s surface. Please see the “GUEST SPEAKING” Page tab above for more information. Arizona, Valley Of The Sun, November 2012, at long last, despite higher than average temperatures, the valley began to cool down. The reports seem too “short and sweet” – nonetheless, here it is. While wooly buggers and various nymphs produced with satisfactory results, the best combination I found was a # 16 tan scud tied behind a # 14 bead head (bh) rooks blueberry nymph. There were; however, a few static fisherman with catches of three and four supper-sized rainbows. On days that I had three to four hours to fish (again with about and hour travel), I would either fish one of the lakes with more attention to detail or plan on fishing two of the Urban Lakes. My fly of preference when casting to these finicky fish is either a # 10 Lite Brite Zonker streamer, # 10 Beadhead Sparkle Olive or Claret Wooly Bugger or a # 10 Sparkle Shad Streamer. In a heat related emergency, the vest can put put on to immediately begin to lower body temperature. Tags: Arizona Fly Fishing, Arizona Urban Lake Program, Discovery Lake, Fly-Fishing, Kiwanis Lake, Lower Salt River, Red Mountain Lake, Sanchin Kata, Sensei John, Veterans Oasis Lake, Water Ranch Lake. Top 10 Total Skiable Acres in N. America. We were able to visit Veterans Oasis, Water Ranch and Red Mountain during May. Not big fish, but, as I said previously, “Catching and releasing bluegill consistently will make an otherwise dull day of fishing.”. I would then ease it into the water. line, and very small hooks, size 8-14. Until the next submission, I remain, fishing the Arizona desert known as “The Valley Of The Sun”, Please feel free to shop unique Fly Fishing Dojo products wear by clicking on the “SHOP” tab at the top of this page. You can follow the DAILY adventures of FLY FISHING DOJO on FACEBOOK, See the Video & Media Page for details. The show discussed all the random factors that would have to come together for an asteroid to hit the Earth. The rainbow trout at Red Mountain Lake seemed to favor a # 14 Myosis Shrimp fished behind a # 12 Sparkle Shad Streamer. RED MOUNTAIN LAKE, Mesa, AZ (See Endnote # 1). Whether fishing is “good” or “bad’ I cannot help but feel connected to this environment. Chloe inspects a bluegill prior to release. The crew was going to prowl the vegetation and remove any remaining dead fish and otherwise clean the lake. We pay our taxes and then must pay a user-fee in the form of a permit or license to enjoy that which WE own. As I enter November which marks the start of the stocking of rainbow trout, I have made a promise to myself to spend more time on the water notwithstanding my Sanchin commitments. Please remember that during the summer month’s it is extremely important that you carry enough water for you and all members of your fishing party. Water quality was very clear and care had to be exercised in approaching these fish as they were easily spooked. It was the first day since mid-October when medical reasons kept us off the water that we were able to fish. Consult the Weekly Fishing Report before you go. View Map. Now that I’m settled in in New Jersey, I wanted to post some final thoughts on fishing in Arizona. So, catching a specific fish is like an asteroid hitting the Earth. The above stocking was a “super incentive trout stocking” with trout up to six pounds! If fish caught and released were the sole criteria for determining the quality of a day on the water, then some days were better than others. Casting a # 16 JuJu Bee Nymph in the pre-dawn dark I caught and released about a dozen and a half palm-sized bluegill in a twenty minute period. Bait caster # 1: curved hook heavily weighted and baited with week old shrimp that I would salt. I had lost one rainbow trout due to a “quick release” and caught and released another in about an hour and a half time period walking around the shoreline. Below is the water flow chart for the Lower Salt River for the month of October from WWW.Watershedmonitor.Com. See all. Though I do fish the more popular areas, I enjoy taking long hikes down her meandering banks in search of prestine waters unknown to others. A very unexpected treat that was quickly photographed and released. Temperatures were in the mid to high twenties. Urban Lake System, December, 2010 Supplement. Fishing results were slow, but, hey we were off the water for almost seven months during chemotherapy. October fishing at the urban lakes meant one species – catfish. While the sky is painted by an unseen hand, a symphony of relaxing sound is played from the water that cascades down the rocks. On November 15th, I wanted to fish one of my favorite spots in the Water Users Recreation Area. Events at RED Mountain Resort. Now thats a real “FLY”-fisherman! As the summer progresses, fishing will be limited to those locations that are not impeded by river tubing. We visited Canyon Lake a few times with mixed results. This was 1 of 2 fish harvested in December for supper. Small largemouth bass and bluegill could been seen from shore. Apparently one fisherman caught his limit in the morning and returned in the late afternoon to harvest another limit. PLEASE dispose of bait containers properly. I was able to fish this urban lake once on April 28th. and video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0Fi5JcuJVs. The most popular patterns were a # 14 or 16 bead head (bh) tan caddis nymph tied behind a # 10 bh claret wooly bugger, a # 16 bh rainbow warrior nymph tied behind a # 10 apache lady wet fly and a small wet or nymph (# 16 red serendipity nymph, # 16 juju bee nymph or a # 16 red ass wet fly) tied behind a # 10 sparkle shad streamer. The D.J. Some days were good and some slow, a few were even S-L-O-W. As I write these monthly reports it always seems that there never was enough of time spent on the water. I do not know what effect such dramatic changes of flows have upon the fish population; however, I speculate that it can not be favorable. PLEASE NOTE: Unless otherwise indicated, all fish were safely released after being photographed. It is a reminder that we, humans, despite our egotistical tendency to believe otherwise, are but one small part of that which is so much larger than us. I can’t seem figure out either this behavior or what they’re feeding on. On and around Tuesday, December 14th early risers were treated to a spectacular celestial show courtesy of the Geminid Meteors. This months new product, Please feel free to view my other weblog dedicated to exploring martial arts ideology and concepts as they can be applied to daily life. On the Lower Salt River, I would dead drift them while on the Urban Lake System, I would retrieve them with a twitch of the rod tip and a pause. As water flows decreased many of the productive areas no longer contained water; let alone fish. Arizona, Valley Of The Sun, May, 2012, with triple digit temperatures upon us, mornings no longer have that awakening chill, the temperatures are, as the song goes, “Hot-Hot-Hot” and, if you persevere and have patience, so is the fishing. Conveniently located and well stocked, the lakes provide fun angling. He was only in about 5 inches of water! In a period of about twenty minutes, I had caught and released about a dozen on a BH Bloody Mary Nymph, size # 14. After all they decades of fishing, they always put a smile on my face on otherwise fish-less days. I did notice a marked decrease in the number of largemouth bass that I was able to catch and release at this lake. LOWER SALT RIVER, Tonto National Forest, AZ. We often heard “Come out with hands up and we can work this out, if we come in to get you, you’re going to jail.” Here’s a link to the full story: https://flyfishingdojo.com/2014/06/09/match-the-hatch/. Fish species. As well as offering the chance to hook a magnificent shimmering mass of rainbow trout, the system recognizes a desire of fisherman to (hopefully) selectively harvest these fish. High lakes stocking schedule - North Willamette District June 21, 2019. So, it may take a bit of time before we’re back up to snuff. Sneak-peak at July: July 2nd I caught this huge cat fish ON A Fly (details in the July journal) but, here’s a video (condensed) of the over twenty minute fight: In the photos I’m wearing an uv protection shirt I purchased from Wicked Catch gear. Until the next article, I hope you continue to enjoy reading FLY FISHING DOJO and may your lines be tight. Hood National Forest and the Bull of the Woods and Roaring River wilderness areas. From that day, about mid-month, and continuing to the day this report is being generated, this huge school could regularly be seen. Late fall and winter is always my favorite time of year on the river. Arizona, Valley Of The Sun, October, 2011, a wonderfully enjoyable month of fishing thanks to comfortable temperatures and the start of fall stocking by AZ Fishing and Game. What a sight! As we cast, we watched the drama unfold with officers on horseback, and helicopter. From July to September the water temp is too high and catfish being brought from Arkansas can't make the trip alive. I’ve seen largemouth bass also do this. Frankly, the lakes in this program were a God-send. Rainbow trout stockings resumed on the Lower Salt River with bountiful results. In most instances this takes about an hour. The dry fly is usually a hopper, or large ant pattern. It was as though a young person had died for no reason.” (See Endnote # 2). 10 catches; 220 followers; 1 spots; Red Mountain Lake is a lake located in Maricopa County. We also made a few trips to Veterans Oasis Lake and Water Ranch Lake. Please feel free to shop unique Fly Fishing Dojo products wear by clicking on the “SHOP” tab at the top of this page. Fishing along the shoreline adjacent to the two fishing bridge (and on the bridge themselves) provided action from Bluegill and Largemouth. Having placed myself in a situation where relocating was not possible, I was doomed to try to endure. Water flows remained high, but started to settle down to normal summer flows. They just keep getting more and more fish. Arizona, Valley Of The Sun, June, 2011, with summer rising upon us like the dawning sun, fishing in the Arizona desert crept along at an arduous pace. To get your FFD sticker two-pack, simply go to e-bay and search “Fishing stickers-FlyFishing Dojo Logo blog” – do not bid more than the $1.75, I’ll keep listing while supplies last. Typically this time of the year, flathead catfish action takes off when water at lakes such as Lake Pleasant has “turned over” for the winter (warm water comes to the top), which triggers the flathead catfish to really begin feeding and fattening up for the winter. The option of becoming a fish chasing vampire is not available to me on a regular basis. 2019-2020 WINTER TROUT STOCKING SCHEDULE for any day the week of: 7 14 21 28 4 11 18 25 2 9 16 23 30 6 13 20 27 3 10 17 24 2 9 16 23 30 Stocked Water By Fishing Area WHITE MOUNTAINS - Show Low, Pinetop, Springerville, Alpine CONCHO LK X MOGOLLON RIM - Payson, Heber NO WINTER STOCKINGS NORTH CENTRAL - Flagstaff, Williams ASHURST LK X CATARACT LAKE X CITY RESERVOIR X … Stocking truck pulled up to Red Mountain Lake in Mesa about five minutes ago. Also, the Lower Salt River -- our No. The results of being able to fish under the drastic sun conditions pay-off. I also came across an unbelievable sight on November 13th when I was hiking, I mean fly fishing, this stretch of water. With the float, kayak and tubing season underway, fishing tended to be in the early morning hours and in locations that lay outside of the boundary of tubing operations, namely Water Users Recreation Area and up river and Phon D. Sutton Recreation Area and down river. In my humble opinion, this is absurd. Home; Maps; Premium; About; Login; Sign Up; Red Mountain Maricopa - Arizona. We have a couple changes to the schedules that were posted on signs at Community waters. Canyon Lake proved, again, to be a go-to place for the month. Please see the “LECTURES & LESSONS” Page tab above for more information. The rules for the lake are as follows from the Arizona Game and Fish Urban Fishing Program: Swimming, wading, glass containers and littering are prohibited. Gene Day Pond – 1,000 Rainbow Trout. The Siren’s call of “rainbow trout” once again calls anglers to these urban treasures. At one point in time, it was only about eight feet away as you can see in the photo below. Notwithstanding an “economical meal”, harvesting these rainbows should still be guided by prudence; harvest what you will immediate consume. Occasionally, I had action on a dry fly with a # 16 foam ant, #16 foam beetle and # 16 bee. My “go-to” fly patterns included a # 14 wire caddis nymph tied behind a sparkle shad streamer and a # 14 ju-ju bee nymph tied behind a # 16 orange/black wooly bugger. With pre-dawn temperatures now in the low thirties, an extra layer of clothing has replaced a slathering layer of 45+ sunblock. Both of these locations involve a fair amount of hiking along challenging terrain. In fact, such catches were unremarkable. I think in the coming months that I’l do a full feature and video on this renovated lake. I walked the shoreline casting about and fished my preferred spots with some determination, but there was nothing to be seen or enticed. The area around Coon Bluff offered a challenge to finding sufficient water for fish. I began to experiment using large saltwater flies to catch the many large bass I could see cruising the shoreline. Except for a few bluegill and one small carp, these trips were lack luster. I think, “What a great way to sum up fishing in the Arizona summer.”. Get out of the house and wet a line for some fine specimens. Here in the Valley Of The Sun, the lyric is a warning. I fish the Urban Lakes almost daily. These federal lands belong to each and every one of us. My favorite offering at this location usually involves a Bloody Mary Nymph, a Rainbow Warrior Nymph or a Beadhead Rooks Blueberry Nymph, all in size 14 or 16. These location range from the area surrounding Boulder Recreation area to various locations along State Highway 88. Second, you’re able to wade its cool waters and keep your body temperature within a comfortable zone. Please feel free to view my other weblog dedicated to exploring martial arts ideology and concepts as they can be applied to daily life. Please feel free to shop unique Fly Fishing Dojo products wear by clicking on the “SHOP” tab at the top of this page. The official opening and closing dates for RED Mountain Resort, British Columbia for current and past seasons. My fly rod of choice for the urban lake system is my versatile 7 1/2 foot Cortland Pro Crest fly rod. Here’s what the flows looked like for July, 2014. Before my fingers go stale, I best get on with July’s fishing. I was very pleased that the population of largemouth bass remained in tact. Fishing the Lower Salt River involves a lot of hiking; moving from location to location in search of fish. While not as thrilling as the largemouth bass, panfish on a fly in triple digit temperatures will always make me smile. Here is a link to the report https://flyfishingdojo.com/2011/05/01/panfish-party-heat-at-canyon-lake/. This Month’s featured product is the FFD Logo bandanna. Some of the best action using the fly rod was found with a large purple salt water fly with a # 14 wet alexandra fly tied behind it. On one particularly slow day of fishing, I was able to photograph a UFO in the form of a muddler minnow orbiting the Earth (as indicated by the arrow). The other memorable day was the first day that a huge school of baitfish, that I believe to be shad, first appeared. Open 7 days a week from 9am - 10pm. As morning progressed and temperatures warmed, dry fly action could be fast and furious. In addition, please note that in one instance, I witnessed a fist fight almost erupt between two fisherman over one’s excessive daily harvest. I saw this bass cruising the shoreline (in the area of the first one lane bridge on Highway 88). Here is one of my most memorable filmed my very last day on the Lower Salt River amongst one of the many wild horse herds that call the river home. I wondered if such finned opulence would still be present. After a few casts, I’ll follow up with the rattle trap or popper. I often wondered, “Where are the fish?” This has left me more determined to fish this lake more frequently in July. We visited Red Mountain Lake and Discovery Pond regularly. Results were slow, but unusually interesting. In my August, 2010 fly fishing journal I wrote about a unique inhabitant of this lake. As referred to in our Thanksgiving Video, 4 days after this fish was released, its once aquatic home was a dry bed. Chaparral Lake is a lake for fishing. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! I also once again noticed quite a few bass cruising the shoreline. We were walking the bank, going back to the truck when we saw a huge catfish an inch or so away from and facing the concrete retaining wall. When all factors converged, there was a reward at the end of the line that provided a respite from the heat. Red Mountain receives a respectable amount of snow, with an average of 7.5 metres (300 inches) per season, although this is much less than nearby Whitewater Ski Resort. You may visit the weblog WWW.SenseiJohn.Me, Tags: Arizona fishing, Arizona Urban Fishing, Canyon Lake, City Fishing, Lower Salt River, Red Mountain Lake, Sanchin Kata, Sensei John, Urban Fishing, Veterans Oasis Lake, Water Ranch Lake. When fishing this lake, remain vigilant and you may be treated to a remarkable sight as nature unfolds its drama. Until then, “Tight lines.”. The various areas within the Boulder Recreation Area produced consistent panfish action, particularly on a # 16 foam ant. The first fish actually caught was this palm-sized bluegill on a # 16 dry black ant. This months new product – Fly Fishing Dojo Coffee Mug. so you could come down. This months new product – FLY FISHING DOJO Coffee Mug –, Convenient link: http://www.cafepress.com/FLYFISHING_DOJO.459912522, Tags: Arizona fishing, Canyon Lake, Discovery Lake, Red Mountain Lake, Saguaro Lake, Salt River, Sensei John, Tonto National Forest, Urban Lake Fishing, Veterans Oasis Lake, Water Ranch Lake. If its one of those days when I really want to fell a tug on the line, I’ll spend the last few minutes of an outing with the fly rod playing with, catching and releasing blue gill. Due to work commitments, we missed out nighttime cat fishing at these lakes. Surely, a good omen of a healthy river and good cat fishing for the summer of 2011. On one particular day when fishing was slow, I decided to shoot some video footage for my Sanchin DVD. Here’s a video of a huge catfish caught on a fly one hot summer morning when the temperatures were already one hundred degrees by eleven o’clock. We started out slow, fishing the local lakes and ponds in the Community Fishing Program (formerly the Urban Lake system). On June 10th, I was fortunate to hook two panfish at once on my 6 foot Fenwick Ferrulite fly rod using a #16 wired caddis black/pink nymph tied behind a # 12 claret wooly bugger. This gave you at least until ten or so when triple digit heat would radiate from the Sun. Fishing was equally turbulent. I was awe struck as I watched this dramatic, cosmic display. You MUST be careful walking the edge of the Urban Lakes as many times fish will hold close to shore and be easily spooked! use promo code: WCProstaff-JSzmitkowski at checkout for a 5 % discount (not applicable to shipping costs and taxes). PLEASE NOTE: Unless otherwise indicated, all fish were safely released after being photographed. The water was filled with dead and decaying leaves, branches and reeds. The flies of choice this day were a combination of a # 14 Alexandria wet fly with a # 16 Red Ass wet fly on the tail and a # 14 Zug Bug nymph with a # 16 BH Red Serendipity nymph on the tail end. I always fish these pattern in tandem, usually with the streamer at the head and the nymph as a dropper. Look for updates on my pending book, Fishing Dojo, coming by the Fall of 2014. http://www.watershedmonitor.com/contentView.aspx?DT=0&KW=WW_LwrSaltRiver You can now arrange for either a fly fishing lecture or lesson with Sensei John, please see the “LESSONS & LECTURES” Page tab above. It not only seems to readily yield the cacophony of fish that dwell in its waters, it offers a very pleasing aesthetic sense of beauty. He was feeding on something. We caught a few small bass, but did see quite a few larger fish. At the Phon D. Sutton Recreation area I found small bass and trout that were willing to take a fly. JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS – THE UNIQUE, OFFICIAL FLY FISHING DOJO LOGO CHRISTMAS STOCKING – CLICK THE “SHOP” PAGE TAB ABOVE. Convenient links are provided below. You can also use this link to access all of my kata videos, all have a description advised of the filming location. That is fly fishing for carp (both common and grass carp, or amur). I slowly twitched the flies with long pauses to allow fly to sink. In the photo and video both Di and I are wearing an uv protection shirt we purchased from Wicked Catch gear. 2. There were catches of trout and small bass, but not as exciting as the quantity and size of fish to be found in the cooler months. That particular morning, while standing on the shoreline casting into an etherial vapor that rose from the lake, I almost had the feeling of being in a vintage horror movie where surely a sinister creature dwelled within the fog. The odds are all these random events coming perfectly together where staggering. Rainbow trout ; Largemouth bass; Sunfish; Catfish (channel) Catfish (flathead) Tilapia; Carp; Chaparral Lake is a community fishing water. Rainbow trout return this week to Community waters — this is Mansel Carter Oasis Lake in Queen Creek being stocked today. With biweekly stockings, there are plenty of tasty rainbows for supper. The first is our trip to the newly renovated Riverfront Lake in Mesa. I managed to hook three of them using a # 14 San Juan Worm weighted with a split shot. Gone were the largemouth bass of summer. For this auspicious occasion, I chose to fish with my favorite fly rod from my teenage years, a Fenwick Ferrulite 6 foot rod. Many days I hiked as much as I fished. When time permits, fishing the Lower Salt is a double bonus. My usual fly rig included on lare fly for largemouths and a smaller trailing fly for blueill. Largemouth bass and nice sized bluegill were to be found at Water User’s, Sheep Crossing and Granite Reef. This is because not only is the fishing pier at Boulder Recreation Area still not repaired (and therefore closed), but the back area of Boulder is “Closed For The Season.” Rather than rant, rave and reiterate my feelings on this state of affairs, please refer to my comments above. To get your FFD sticker two-pack, simply go to e-bay and search “Fishing stickers-FlyFishing Dojo Logo blog” – do not bid more than the $1.25, I’ll keep listing while supplies last. © Copyright 2017 Issho Productions & John Szmitkowski, all rights reserved. Until the next submission, HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Please feel free to shop unique Fly Fishing Dojo products wear by clicking on the “SHOP” tab at the top of this page. We've stocked the "core" Community waters --, One angler reported catching a 4-pound bass this week from Red Mountain Lake. The alternative is simple, sun protection clothing; including face masks, shirts, pants and gloves. For my non-fly fishing readers, I note that Di had a few medium bluegill on a white swimmin’ squirt tied on a 1/32 ounce jig head. JULY-OCTOBER 2020 Fish Stocking Schedule for Community Fishing Program Waters COMMUNITY FISHING PROGRAM CORE TROUT STOCKINGS WILL START THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 2ND - 6TH. You may visit the weblog at WWW.SenseiJohn.Me You may also visit my karate blog at WWW.DeFeliceRyu.Com, Tags: Arizona fishing, bass fishing, Canyon Lake, Fly-Fishing, Lower Salt River, Red Mountain Lake, Saguaro Lake, Urban Lake Fishing, Veterans Oasis Lake, Water Ranch Lake. While most of this month’s fishing was on Canyon Lake and the urban lakes, there was a trip or two to the Lower Salt River. For additional information on my Sanchin DVD, here is a link to a free promotional video on You-Tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-pC-tPUrYE, Please feel free to shop unique Fly Fishing Dojo products wear by clicking on the “SHOP” tab at the top of this page. Hemingway’s quote cane be found in my favorite book on “Papa” -Lyons, Nick, Hemingway On Fishing, (Nick Lyons Press, New York, NY, 2000) p. 153, originally published as “A Situation Report” in Look magazine, September 4, 1956. Stealth and caution is the catch phrase for fishing this stretch of river. With the stocking of Colorado farm-raised trout that first occurred the week of November 15th, the Urban System again basks in its popular status. The cooler temperatures allow for the regular stocking of beautiful (and tasty) farm-raised rainbows. 1-ranked fishin' hole for this winter. I made a few brief and uneventful trips to Discovery Park Lake and the ponds at Cosmo Dog Park. No pets allowed in park. I’ve had a few comments on my You-Tube videos asking for information on where I fish on a specific Urban Lake. Our team member that finished chemo was still building her stamina and trips to the river proved challenging. SERENDIPITY BASS, Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlYgmOSpbts, BLOODY MARY BASS, Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8COsXhjoKTc, RED MOUNTAIN BASS, Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqiMVWBkNLg. I fished this lake twice with reliable catches of bluegill, some nice sized. In the next few articles, I’ll try to share my techniques and hopefully make your Arizona Urban Lake fishing (now called “Community Lake Fishing”more satisfying. For areas unaffected by tubing, please consult one of the many online map resources. I fished a light, ten foot leader with a 7 X tippet and had a blast with the plentiful palm sized bluegill. This month's hot pattern's a # 16 Ju-Ju Bee nymph fished behind a # 12 Chartreuse Wooly Bugger, Sunrise at Veteran's Oasis Lake, Chandler, AZ. In summer months; however, and if I’m on the water by sunrise, this rod will be outfitted with a top water proper; Bait caster # 2 – usually with a spinnerbait or a soft plastic lure to use as a follow-up to rod number 1. To break up the pattern of work, we fish . Until the next submission, thanks for stopp’in by, ENDNOTES: Often, if a bluegill took the small fly, I would leave the rig in the water as largeouth were often attracted to the commotion caused by the hooked bluegill. Fishing Red Mountain was somewhat slow although several large bass was seen very close to shore. The show made me think about all the random decisions, factors and events that converge to put man and fish together at the exact moment in time so that man hooks fish. There was even one week of record high temperatures in the low eighties. PLEASE NOTE: Unless otherwise indicated, all fish were safely released after being photographed. Playground extraordinaire including: 50 foot tall Genesis climbing tower; 60 foot long caterpillar mesh rope climbing structure; 2 playground clusters for ages 2-5, 6-12 and above; Shaded picnic areas with tables I also hope to be able to synchronize the video camera with some of the larger fish caught; but that is a story for another day. Scene from the Christmas Trains FREE video - link below, I hope you enjoy it. Static fisherman, those sitting on the shore casting bait or scented baits, reported mixed results. With the Holiday season upon us, I extend to you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.As a small gift, here is a video clip I made of the Fly Fishing Dojo Christmas HO Train layout set to Joe Nichols “Old Toy Trains”. Arizona, Valley Of The Sun, November, 2010, this surely is the time of year we desert-dwellers suffer all summer for. Not sure if its worth the trip? I recently began to explore the area in and around the Laguna Beach boat launch. 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