April 2, 2024

SHOW LOW, Ariz. — After being temporarily closed due to localized flooding, the Arizona Game and Fish Department has announced the Silver Creek Fish Hatchery near Show Low, Ariz., will reopen to the public Wednesday, April 3.

This is good news for anglers, as the catch-and-keep season for Silver Creek began Monday, April 1.

While the recent flashing flooding caused by snowmelt and additional rainfall has subsided, the aftermath has left the area saturated and muddy. Anglers are advised that fishing conditions may not be optimal due to high water flows and turbidity. Anglers are urged to be aware of their surroundings, as further snowmelt could cause additional flooding over the coming days.

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