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Late Fall Fishing Report submitted (11/23/2017 10:01 am)

Late Fall fishing report: Bartlett lake: The fishing has been medium to good with lots of numbers. Some of the bigger fish being caught on top water. Buzz baits and walking baits are the key. As the sun comes up go to soft plastics Texas rig baits and drop shot in 10-15ft.

Apache lake: Apache has been tough but is slowly back on the incline. Your best bet is to try to find schools deep on spoons.

Roosevelt lake: Roosevelt has been fishing well with lots of numbers, but the size has not shown up just yet. The best way to get the biggest bite has been on top water baits. When you are looking for numbers try catching them deep on spoons and soft plastics.

Saguaro and Canyon lake: Saguaro and Canyon are still putting out numbers of big fish. Most of them have been coming out in the deep grass using a drop shot or a shaky head.

Lake Pleasant: This lake has been fishing extremely well. We are catching big numbers of stripers, white bass and largemouth. Some days you can catch them in 40ft or deeper and other days you can catch them in 3ft of less. Half ounce to 1 ounce spoons and Arizona Custom Baits ringed tail swimbaits in Glimmer shad and Scooters Special have been most productive.

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Labor Day Weekend Fishing Report submitted (9/1/2017 12:09 am)
Lake Pleasant is a blast right now. The stripers fishing is awesome with lots of topwater action in the morning and up until early afternoon. While fishing the topwater do not be surprised when you catch a largemouth bass as they are being caught in the middle of the striper boils. You can catch a lot at night right now under a black light with anchovies. We have had a few half day trips with over 75 fish.

Bartlett Lake is still doing great lots of fish coming on reaction baits in the day but slowing down at night.

Saguaro Lake, Congratulations to Arizona Fishing Guides Scooter Griffith and Jim Sandy for their Summer Night championship win. They finished out with three five pounders in their bag and were all caught on an Arizona Custom Baits drop shot worm in Scooters Special. The bite during the day is pretty good on frogs then switch to deep diving crankbaits as the sun comes up.

Canyon lake right now the fishing is best up the river. The most productive trips up there are when throwing the Livingston lures New cherrypicker jerkbait.

Fall Fishing is coming, be sure to get your trips booked today

August Fishing Report submitted (8/5/2017 11:05 am)
Saguaro has been good. We are seeing a few fish chasing bait early in the morning when the water is moving. You can catch them on jerkbaits and some topwater. After the reaction bite slows dropshot and shakeyhead have been the best bite in the 10 to 15 feet of water range. When slowing down the Blue Neon shad from Arizona Custom Baits has been the best bait.

Bartlett has been great for numbers and is a great lake for introducing someone to fishing and keeping the kids entertained. Small crankbaits and some topwater early in the morning. Once the sun gets high switch to Texas rigged brush hogs or crawdads to keep the fish biting.

Lake Pleasant, the striper bite has been hit or miss however the Largemouth bite is still pretty consistent. Use a dropshot or senko type bait in the deep trees.

Roosevelt and Apache are still going strong with some topwater first thing in the morning. Once the topwater bite slows look for the birds and start watching your graphs for the deeper schools. Once you find them drop a spoon and get ready for some exciting action.

May Fishing Report submitted (5/30/2017 8:48 pm)
Summer is in full effect here in Arizona along with some of the hottest fishing.

Lake Pleasant is producing some good bags of stripers and white pass along with the occasional trophy Largemouth.

These Fish can be caught on moving baits such as swimbaits hard jerkbaits topwater and Alabama rigs. We have been catching most of our fish in the river or the North coves in 5 to 30 ft.

Bartlett has been showing its true potential in numbers of fish. Lots of boiling fish first thing in the morning and last thing in the evening. Be sure to break out your favorite top water baits and those baits that you can throw a long ways to reach out the boils that are just out of touch.

Roosevelt Lake i just getting over the spawn which means most of the fish can be caught on senkos and soft jerkbaits around the trees. Do not be afraid to throw top water baits as the occasional topwater fish is always good and rewarding.

Canyon Lake is finishing up with their spawn as well. The Fish can be caught on drop shot and senkos. Most of the fish are on the edge of the flats and around the grass in about 5 to 15 foot of water.

Apache Lake and Saguaro Lake have been showing signs of golden algae. The fishing is still good and will probably remain so as long as we do our part as Anglers. Do not keep fish in your Livewell and transport them around the lake just to take pictures of them later. Just catch them, take a quick picture and release where you caught them. Arizona Game and Fish is doing their part and fixing the problem that we are having. All of us at the Arizona fishing guides have confidence in their programs to help fix our resources for future generations to come.

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February Fishing Report submitted (2/19/2017 10:35 am)
With the seasons starting to change, it is time to spring into action and book your guided fishing trip today. Lets kick this fishing report off by going out to Lake Pleasant. Lake Pleasant is fishing a little tougher than normal this time of year. The stripers are there along with the largemouth but seem to be in that transition period of coming out of the deep water and moving into the shallower water. These Fish can be caught on long points and channel breaks.

Our second lake is going to be Bartlett Lake. This lake is always good this time of year however right now with the anticipation of storms over the next week they are letting out a lot of water from Horseshoe and Bartlett Lake and this has the water levels fluctuating . While this is happening it will be a little bit tougher to catch them but look for boulders just under the surface that the sun will start to warm up on those bright sunny days. Throw reaction baits such as chatterbaits, spinnerbaits and small cranks. After that bite, slow down and throw shakeyhead and dropshot.

We will combine Saguaro and Canyon has our third and fourth Lake. These two Lakes typically fish the same. The fish are farther along in the spawning mode than any other lake in in the Phoenix area. They are still not quite spawning yet but are on the move from those 50 and 60 foot depths. A great way to catch these fish is to follow the bait fish and target the active feeders that are feeding up before the spawn.

The last two lakes that we will cover together will be Apache and Roosevelt. Apache is fishing great right now with reaction baits in the morning then slowing down in the afternoon with a jig or dropshot on those days that just do not have any wind. Roosevelt Lake is rising everyday and as it does the fish will move up Shallow and try to get into that warmer water as they also want to spawn. So be sure to target the hard bottoms and flat contours.

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