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Kingman has lost another great sportsman: Jim Kirkwood

Kingman Daily Miner

Date: 4/24/2018 6:49:00 AM

Jim and I were both members of the various bass clubs that have come and gone in Kingman, and I think it is fitting to share a story when I had the opportunity to fish a two-day tournament on Alamo Lake with him that will always stand out in my memory

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Child of the Week: Byron

The Daily Courier

Date: 4/23/2018 6:01:00 AM

Already experienced in both areas, Byron caught a big catfish while fishing with his grandfather at Alamo Lake. “It was a gigantic catfish,” Byron said. “It was like the size of me when I was 9.” Byron is 10 and in the fourth grade. “All our

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Fears of mercury in Havasu fish mostly overstated

Havasu News

Date: 4/15/2018 12:27:00 AM

More than 9.1 billion gallons of water were flushed from Alamo Lake and into the Bill Williams River last month, but Havasu residents have expressed concerns that something more than water made the transition. The water isn’t dangerous, according to the

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Stranded fisherman rescued at Alamo Lake

Kingman Daily Miner

Date: 4/8/2018 5:55:00 AM

ALAMO LAKE – A 57-year-old fisherman was rescued Wednesday after his four-wheel drive vehicle got stranded in a wash while he was trying to fish the north side of Alamo Lake. His 911 call for help was routed to Maricopa County, then transferred to Mohave

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Fisheries manager uncertain of Alamo flush’s impact on bass

Havasu News

Date: 4/7/2018 1:12:00 AM

“They follow whatever is going on in their environment. We won’t know the impacts on spawning in Alamo Lake until we check on populations this fall.” The flow was orchestrated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which released more than 9 billion

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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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