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Checking an item off the bucket list: bass fishing in Mexico

Kingman Daily Miner

Date: 2/19/2018 11:00:00 PM

Even though Mike had more numbers, I had big fish honors for Day 2. It reminded me of Alamo Lake in the ‘80s when you could catch that many fish in a day, but they weren’t the size that Mike and I were catching here at Lake Picachos. Mike really wanted

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4 hospitalized after deadly Grand Canyon helicopter crash

Las Vegas Review-Journal

Date: 2/11/2018 5:52:00 PM

Five people died in the crash. June 23, 2016: A Robinson R66 helicopter crashed north of Alamo Lake in Arizona resulting in the deaths of two men. The men were found dead at the scene

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British tourists hospitalized after fatal Grand Canyon copter crash

Las Vegas Review-Journal

Date: 2/11/2018 9:13:00 AM

Five people died in the crash. June 23, 2016: A Robinson R66 helicopter crashed north of Alamo Lake in Arizona resulting in the deaths of two men. The men were found dead at the scene

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Corps of Engineers looking to drop Alamo Lake


Date: 2/6/2018 8:00:00 PM

If you are an angler that likes to fish at Alamo Lake as much as I do, you will want to get on the phone and call your elected representatives about a proposal being brought forward by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. And you’ll need to write a letter

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Our View: What are consequences of ‘flushing’ this river?

Havasu News

Date: 2/5/2018 10:41:00 PM

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the high volume release of water from Alamo Lake will draw down Alamo Lake and allow repairs on the dam. Water flows during that time will be up to 5,000 cubic feet per second, which is about 200 times greater than the

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• River: Bill Williams River
• Surface Area: 17,000 Acres
• Maximum Depth: 80 feet
Alamo Lake is formed by the Alamo Dam that's part of the Alamo Lake State Park. The lake impounds runoff from the Bill Williams River, an intermittent tributary of the Colorado River. The dam was constructed in 1968 by the Army Corps of Engineers, primarily for flood control purposes. While the Bill Williams River is often dry, heavy seasonal rains maintain the lake's depth. Fluctuating water levels are common in the reservoir and increases of water level up to 7 vertical feet in twenty-four hours is possible. During extreme flood events the reservoir can fill rapidly; the lake has been recorded to rise 11 feet (3.4 m) in a single night due to extreme flooding.

Alamo Lake is located within the Alamo Lake State Park which offers lake-goers ample recreational opportunities. The Alamo Lake Visitor Center is open from 8 am – 4:30 pm daily. Inside the visitor center is the Park Store which carries fishing and camping items like fishing licenses, boating supplies, and firewood, along with other items.

The park also offers camping sites for Rv's, tents, and long term camping. There are also two Ramadas available for rent to group campers. Each Ramada provides a group grill and facilities. Tent camping sites offer picnic areas and fire pits. For RV camping, there are 19 full hook-up sites with 50 amp electric, water and sewer located in the Main Campground. Additional sites have 30/50 amp electric and water at each site. Campgound B has 27 electric sites. The Ramada Area has 12 electric sites. Cholla Campground area has 41 electric sites (30 amp). All RV sites have a picnic table and a fire ring. Showers, restrooms, and picnic tables are available at the camp sites.

Swimming, boating, and fishing are also enjoyed at the lake. The park offers two paved boat ramps. There are no beaches at the lake, but swimming is a major lake activity. Fishing can be enjoyed from a boat or the shore. Some say that Alamo lake offers the best bass fishing in Arizona.

Nature enthusiasts will find that the lake and park provide great scenic and wildlife views. The most common animal spotted in the park include wild burros, coyote, eagles, pelicans, and great blue herons.

Unusually high flows during the 1970s and 1980s increased the depth and size of the reservoir to unexpected levels, giving birth to recreational and fishing possibilities. Since then, the lake has been stocked with numerous fish species, including largemouth bass, crappie, sunfish, channel catfish, flathead catfish and tilapia. The lake is host to fishing tournaments and has been the location of at least one Arizona state fishing record.

The lake is known for it's bass fishing and has even been called the best place to fish for bass in Arizona. Fishing can be done from boat or the shore. There are 2 paved boat ramps located within the Alamo Lake State Park.

Info courtesy of Arizona Game and Fish Department and Arizona State Parks

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