Presidents Lines – August Newsletter

Hello AFC members. It is August and hot, hot, and more hot here in the Valley. It is the time of year to match the hatch in the White Mountains and start planning for fall fishing. I can’t wait. We are getting some great pictures on AZFISHBOOK; keep those pictures coming, especially the ones with the kids.
Rob Kuhfuss has lined up another great program this month with Jake Jaeger from AZGFD. Jake will be at our August 11 general meeting to discuss the restoration work that has been done at Canyon Creek over the last couple years.
San Juan update: Currently 32 members have signed up for the October outing. Eventbrite has been a tremendous success; thanks to all who have used it.
Thanks to Rob and LuAnn Kuhfuss and the entire Annual Banquet
committee. I am pleased to report they have secured a new venue for the 2017 Annual Banquet and it will be AWESOME. We will make an announcement at the August general meeting.
Our Librarian Bob Sickles will hold a huge book sale in December. Anyone who would like to donate books for the sale should contact Bob. Fly fishing books are coveted, especially in areas of fly tying and rod building, but a good read is a good read, so clear out the closets and please donate if you can.
I leave you with another quip that I find amusing:
We ask a simple question And that is all we wish: Are fishermen all liars? Or do only liars fish? 
~William Sherwood Fox
See you at the August general meeting.
Jim Rondoni
AFC President

Canyon Creek Update – Jake Jaeger

General Meeting
Sunnyslope Community Center
August 11th, 2016
7:00 pm – 8:45

azgfd-logo180x150Jake Jaeger of AZGFD will update us on the restoration of Canyon Creek.  Located at the base of the Mogollon Rim, Canyon Creek is well known for its wild, naturally-reproducing brown trout population, supplemented with stocked rainbows, and is designated catch and release and artificial fly and lure only from OW Bridge downstream to the reservation.   Natural Channel Design Inc. created the design plan, and Merritt Construction implemented the work.  The project was constructed in two phases:  the first phase from OW Bridge downstream to the lowermost elk exclosure was completed in March 2015, the second phase from the lowermost elk exclosure downstream to Valentine Canyon was completed in March 2016.  The project included bank stabilization, channelization of flow, and the addition of trout habitat.

Jake will tell us about the success of the project and improved fishery.  He is AZGFD’s Region VI Aquatics Program Biologist and holds a primary focus on native and wild trout.  Originally from Minnesota, Jake graduated in 2010 from Arizona State University with a degree in Conservation Biology and Ecological Sustainability and has been with AZGFD for six years.  Join us on August 11 for an interesting and informative program about the restoration of one of Arizona’s best-known brown trout streams.

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AZGFD Fishing Report: Top-5 spots for this week

July 28, 2016
Arizona Game and Fish Department

There is a new moon Aug. 2, making this a superb time to fish at night using submersible lights. Top pick is Lake Pleasant for stripers using anchovies. Fish at night using little or no weight. Cut your bait into thirds, but cut your chum into quarters. Chum liberally. Add corn for a little extra fish excitement (it will also attract sunfish, carp and catfish). The more fish activity you can generate, the better — it’s like a dinner “gong” going off under water that attracts predatory fish. … See  Complete article below

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