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Mid Summer Fishing Report submitted (7/12/2015 4:58 pm)
Great time of year to book an evening trip. We run our evening trips from 6PM to 10PM, contact us to get your trip booked.

Summer time fishing is here. Lots of big fish are being caught at the great Arizona Lakes.

Saguaro: At first and last light you cant go wrong with having your favorite topwater bait tied on. The big fish will chase shad up into the shallows then move back out to deep water. Target points and flats that have deep water close by. Along with topwater be sure to have a jerkbait or small swimbait tied on. These baits are producing quality fish and will help you catch those stubborn suspended fish. As the day or night progresses slow way down and switch to dropshot or your favorite creature bait on a Carolina rig in the 20 to 25ft range.

Canyon: This is another lake that is producing a lot of quality fish at first light with topwater walking baits or poppers. Target points that have quick access to deep water. A good bait to have tied on with your favorite topwater is a small senko. If your topwater is missed throw a small senko to the area where you were missed and hang on. Similar to Saguaro jerkbaits and small swimbaits are also producing quality fish. Once the reaction bite slows make the switch to throwing Carolina rig, jig or dropshot around rocky points or the flats.

Apache: The hidden gem of Arizona is producing quality fish (Smallmouth and Largemouth) at first and last light. If you are heading up to this great lake make sure you have a topwater popper, small crankbait and a soft jerkbait (fluke) tied on. These baits are doing great up there. Look for the surface activity around the points and hang on as those Apache Smallmouth can get aggressive and are a blast to catch.

Roosevelt: This lake is gearing up to be a great lake again just like back in the day. The smaller fish are very active and can be caught throughout the day on topwater and spinnerbaits. Target the shallow water areas early then move out a little deeper as some quality fish have been caught in the 25ft range on jigs and creature baits. Another great bait to use at this lake this time of year is a lipless crankbait. Cast shallow and reel slowly out to the deep water.

Bartlett: Do you want to get someone excited about bass fishing? Take them to Bartlett and throw a topwater all day long. You will catch a bunch of fish. Look for the surface activity and throw nothing but a topwater bait (Popper/ Small Walking bait or a small crankbait). Good areas are backs of coves and the flats.

Pleasant: This lake can be a lot of fun this time of year. Start in Humbug or Castle creek at first light as these areas have been producing the most surface activity. Small swimbaits and walking baits have been bringing in the Stripers. Typically when you find the Striper boils largemouth will be mixed in. As the surface activity slows switch to dropshot around the trees. If you want to go night fishing, anchovies in and up to 50ft of water has been the ticket.

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.

Contact Us on our website or call us at 480-772-8460 to get your evening trip booked.

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 cant 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 dont 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)
48 hour Fathers Day special: We are currently running a special for a Half day Fishing Adventure. Save $50 when you purchase a half day gift certificate by 12AM on 6/18. . Note: Only 1 purchase per person and valid for Saguaro, Canyon, Pleasant or Bartlett

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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