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Late-Summer Angling Gets Boost at Lynx, Fain Lakes

PRESCOTT, Ariz. – Fishing enthusiasts can expect some late-summer success in the Prescott and Prescott Valley areas following the stocking of two area lakes by the Arizona Game and Fish Department.

Lynx and Fain lakes received approximately 1,000 channel catfish Thursday, the first stocking of these lakes since the beginning of July. Lynx received 650 catfish and 400 went into Fain.

“Fishing has been slow at both these lakes,” says Andy Clark, Kingman regional fisheries biologist for the Arizona Game and Fish Department. “Maybe this will provide some incentive for folks to go fishing again.”

“The warm water and oxygen levels are not ideal for trout at this time,” Clark says. “However, catfish are not as sensitive to the warm temperatures and lower oxygen levels.”

The catfish, which are from a private grower near Safford, average about a pound but some larger fish will likely be in the mix. Clark recommends using hot dogs, mealworms and dip baits for catfish.

Water temperatures and oxygen levels should return to acceptable levels for trout by the end of September, at which time trout stocking will resume.

For a statewide fishing report, try the Game and Fish Department’s Web site at



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