Survey suggests area anglers want change<br>
Anglers may see new species of fish in local waters soon. A survey generated by the Arizona Game and Fish Fisheries Division will be discussed tomorrow at 7 p.m. at the Williams Ranger District Office, 742 S. Clover Rd
One of the questions in the survey asked that if one or more lakes in the Williams area — Cataract, City Reservoir and Santa Fe — shifted from a trout fishing emphasis to a warm water emphasis (largemouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish), would the change be supported. Of those that responded, 67.5 percent said “yes” and 20.5 percent said “no.” The remainder of the respondents had no opinion.
The majority of respondents — 84.4 percent — favored stocking brown trout into JD Lake, Perkins Tank, Elk Tank, Middle Tank and Whitehorse Lake.
Another question asked that if the creation of “kid friendly” fishing in both the Flagstaff and Williams areas should be a program that the department should emphasize in the area. This project would probably involve the regular stockings of warm water species into the selected lakes. Of those that responded, 85.7percent of the anglers said “yes” on the matter and 6.9 percent said “no.” The remainder of the respondents had no opinion on the project