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