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Night Time Fishing is Picking Up submitted (6/28/2015 7:25 am)
The night fishing is picking up and now is the perfect time to duck out of work a little early and hit the water with The Arizona Fishing Guides for an evening (6pm to 10pm) trip.

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Saguaro – If you get out right before sun up get your favorite topwater bait and start throwing it. Target areas where there is deep water close as the fish will move up, feed and head back out. A similar pattern can be used when the sun starts going down. Once the sun is down make the switch to throwing Texas rig, Carolina rig or your favorite craw type bait. Dark color baits can produce big bites at Saguaro right now. You can’t go wrong with focusing on the 15 to 25ft range.

Bartlett – Numbers, numbers and more numbers. You may not catch a giant but you will catch a lot of fish throwing reaction baits (crankbaits and topwater) early. This lake is a blast at night. A great bait to use for fishing Bartlett at night is a jig or other type of creature bait. Drag the bait slowly around the flats or rocky areas. The 10 to 20ft range seems to be great area to target. If you are not getting bites on the jig or creature, slow it down with a Texas rig or dropshot.


Canyon – The early morning reaction bite (crankbaits and lipless crankbaits) is still putting fish in the boat. The night bite is picking up and there are some Canyon lake giants ready to be caught. Big Texas rig baits and jigs with a big trailer can produce the big bites at night. Target the areas where there is deep water close by. The big fish tend to move up shallow, eat then head back out to deep water. Sit in the deeper water, cast towards the shore and pull the bait slowly back to the boat.


Roosevelt – If you are going to Roosevelt don’t forget your favorite topwater bait. Topwater is still going strong early morning and in the evening. Once topwater slows slow it down with a Jig. Jigs with Craw trailers are great bait to use at Roosevelt this time of year. Target the rocky areas.

Apache - Great time of year to make the trip to this hidden gem. First thing in the mornings throw your favorite popper or walking baits to catch both largemouth and smallmouth. Once that bite slows make the switch to throwing drop shot or Texas rigged worms or craws. If you find grass target just outside of it.

Pleasant – Early in the morning stick to the backs of the coves with your small swimbaits or topwater bait in case the stripers start to boil. The night time striper bite can be a lot of fun. A great night time bait continues to be anchovies.

June Fishing Report submitted (6/16/2015 9:22 am)
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The Weather is heating up and well, so is the fishing.

Bartlett - If you are looking for numbers, this is the place to go first thing in the morning and again in the evening. Get out your favorite topwater or crank bait and hang on. These baits are producing numbers. This is great place to take kids or someone who you want to get interested in fishing.

Saguaro - Early in the morning there are some quality Saguaro bass being caught on topwater. Once topwater slows down switch to Texas rigged worms and craws in the 10 to 20 foot range. Another bait that is producing is spoons. The largemouth are mixed in with Yellows in the 30 to 50 ft range.

Canyon - The key to increasing your chance at catching some of the quality fish at Canyon is to throw reaction baits (crankbaits, jerkbaits and lipless crankbaits) early in the morning. As it gets later in the morning switch to throwing Carolina rigs.

Apache - Great time of year to make the trip to this hidden gem. First thing in the mornings throw your favorite popper or walking baits to catch both largemouth and smallmouth. Once that bite slows make the switch to throwing drop shot or Texas rigged worms or craws. If you find grass target just outside of it.

Roosevelt - Some quality fish are being caught right now. Topwater baits are working early in the morning and in the afternoon. Once topwater slows slow it down with a Jig. Jigs with Craw trailers are great bait to use at Roosevelt this time of year. Target the rocky areas focusing in the 10 to 20 foot range.

Pleasant - This lake is a blast early in the mornings. Look for the shad boils and throw topwater and small swimbaits in the backs of coves. If you want to go out at night grab some anchovies and get ready to catch a bunch of stripers.

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May Fishing Report submitted (5/18/2015 10:21 am)
Saguaro..... The fish are starting their transition into a summer pattern as they move out over deeper water look for the schools of bait fish and throw Topwater and little swimbaits.

Pleasant... The stripers are up chasing bait first thing in the morning don't be late or you could miss the entire thing. Throw Topwater and maybe even some small spinner baits.

Bartlett is going strong this time of the year look for fish schooling on the surface in the morning and throw shallow diving crank baits along with Topwater and swimbaits.

Canyon lake is a little slower on its transition and still has fish spawning and guarding fry. Throw the Senko and a drop shot up shallow.

Apache lake is also in the middle of the transition and the smallmouth are up schooling on the surface. Topwater baits can get the smallmouth bass going.

Looks like this week is going to be filled with good fishing and even better weather.

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