It's begun! Some of our fisheries biologists began a Salt River chain-lakes habitat improvement project Thursday morning by dropping Fishiding structures made of reclaimed PVC materials to the bottom of Roosevelt Lake.
Habitat is important for fish spawning, recruitment, growth, health and populations. These artificial structures attract bait fish, which then attract predatory fish for sport-fishing anglers to target.
AZGFD also plans to use a 36-foot pontoon boat to sink fish habitat -- critical to anglers’ fishing opportunities -- into Roosevelt Lake. Similar work is planned for other lakes along the Salt River chain!