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Lake Reports => Roosevelt => Topic started by: Fishless on November 08, 2018, 06:11 AM

Title: Roosevelt seasonal water fowl closure area starts Nov. 15th
Post by: Fishless on November 08, 2018, 06:11 AM
Just a reminder or if you are new to AZ and plan to fish Roosevelt lake this winter. Starting Nov. 15th and running through Feb. 15th. there is a closure (no entry areas posted at Roosevelt lake). Horse pasture is closed to camping and entry from both land and water, also Goose flats on the far side of the lake is closed. G and F puts out "no entry" buoys along those closed areas. You do not want to be caught fishing or hunting inside the closures as it is a criminal citation and quite expensive. Below is the link to the map of the closure area.


https://s3.amazonaws.com/azgfd-portal-wordpress/PortalImages/files/hunting/gmuFiles/U22-23-24B%20roosevelt%20lake%20closure%20map.pdf
Title: Re: Roosevelt seasonal water fowl closure area starts Nov. 15th
Post by: apenland01 on November 08, 2018, 07:16 AM
This will be my first winter fishing Roosevelt.  Just so I understand, I can fish from my boat in the striped area, but not the solid red area, correct?  Or can I not fish any of that area?
Title: Re: Roosevelt seasonal water fowl closure area starts Nov. 15th
Post by: cousinlll on November 08, 2018, 04:58 PM
The striped area on the attached map shows the area closed to only hunting.  But yes, the solid red indicated the "No Entry" areas.
Title: Re: Roosevelt seasonal water fowl closure area starts Nov. 15th
Post by: Fishless on November 08, 2018, 05:17 PM
and they put out a lot of closure buoys on both sides of the lake so you can pretty much tell where the off limit areas are.
Title: Re: Roosevelt seasonal water fowl closure area starts Nov. 15th
Post by: OneBlade on November 15, 2018, 07:53 AM
Anyone who went up there recently, does anyone know if Habitats #25, #6, or #12 (near Haystack and also west side of Rock Island) are available or are they closed off as well?  Yeah, I hope the buoys clearly mark those areas off I don't need a ticket.
Title: Re: Roosevelt seasonal water fowl closure area starts Nov. 15th
Post by: sparkchaser on November 15, 2018, 08:48 AM
The buoys were out last weekend. Its clearly marked
Title: Re: Roosevelt seasonal water fowl closure area starts Nov. 15th
Post by: Fishless on November 15, 2018, 05:54 PM
Anyone who went up there recently, does anyone know if Habitats #25, #6, or #12 (near Haystack and also west side of Rock Island) are available or are they closed off as well?  Yeah, I hope the buoys clearly mark those areas off I don't need a ticket.

Matt your good to go at haystack the closure is on the other side of the mountain, rock island the south end you are good the very northwest side will be in the closure area. And the closure started today
Title: Re: Roosevelt seasonal water fowl closure area starts Nov. 15th
Post by: apenland01 on November 16, 2018, 08:03 AM
I didn't get that far west on the lake last weekend, so I'll go check it out this weekend to see what it looks like.  Thanks for posting this info and the map!
Title: Re: Roosevelt seasonal water fowl closure area starts Nov. 15th
Post by: OneBlade on March 14, 2019, 05:11 PM
Hey Fishless/Art - the water fowl closure is done and those areas are open now, right?
Title: Re: Roosevelt seasonal water fowl closure area starts Nov. 15th
Post by: apenland01 on March 14, 2019, 06:14 PM
I didn't see the buoys out there last weekend, so I believe it's all done.  Someone else with more knowledge on this can probably chime in....
Title: Re: Roosevelt seasonal water fowl closure area starts Nov. 15th
Post by: Art Chamberlin on March 14, 2019, 09:14 PM
You can fish anywhere as the closures were lifted at 12:01 a.m. Feb. 16th. ........Art
Title: Re: Roosevelt seasonal water fowl closure area starts Nov. 15th
Post by: Fishless on March 15, 2019, 07:29 AM
Yes Matt, every year whether the buoys have been removed or not it is open for entry anywhere on the lake Feb.16th, this year g and f actually pulled the buoys like day after the closure and did it in one day.