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August Fishing Report submitted (11/5/2016 11:55 pm)
August Fishing Report from The Arizona Fishing Guides

Bartlett lake: The last few weeks has been fishing pretty good with its ups and downs due to weather and water levels. We haven't been catch them very deep, most of our fish have been up shallow within the first 20 ft. The best techniques have been slow moving baits like jigs and Shaky heads.

Lake Pleasant: Lately has been some of the best striper fishing we have enjoyed in the last few years. With some of the biggest stripers as deep as 60 ft. There has been a ton of top water action although it's been a lot of smaller fish however, the occasional 3 pounder has been lurking below the big schools of smaller fish. Topwater and small swimbaits have been the ticket for the smaller ones and the bigger ones have been caught on spoons 1/2 up to 1.5 ounces.

Roosevelt has been pretty quiet the last few weeks with not a lot of action. You can still catch fish on topwater and moving baits in the morning and late evening. After the reaction bite slows a slow moving bait seems to be the best bet.

Apache Lake: This lake has been a bit of a dark horse. The topwater bite has been lots of fun first thing in the morning and up in the river when they are moving water. The bite slows down as the sun comes up and they fish tend to move deeper with the bait fish. When this happens try spoons and deep swimbaits to get those fish to bite.

Saguaro & Canyon: The fishing has slowed down a bit due to pressure and monsoon storms. We have been able to catch them on dropshot, worms and jigs. We are still waiting for that surge of topwater action to start up and that usually happens when the night time temps dip a little.

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August Fishing Report submitted (11/5/2016 11:47 pm)
August Fishing Report from The Arizona Fishing Guides

Bartlett lake: The last few weeks has been fishing pretty good with its ups and downs due to weather and water levels. We haven't been catch them very deep, most of our fish have been up shallow within the first 20 ft. The best techniques have been slow moving baits like jigs and Shaky heads.

Lake Pleasant: Lately has been some of the best striper fishing we have enjoyed in the last few years. With some of the biggest stripers as deep as 60 ft. There has been a ton of top water action although it's been a lot of smaller fish however, the occasional 3 pounder has been lurking below the big schools of smaller fish. Topwater and small swimbaits have been the ticket for the smaller ones and the bigger ones have been caught on spoons 1/2 up to 1.5 ounces.

Roosevelt has been pretty quiet the last few weeks with not a lot of action. You can still catch fish on topwater and moving baits in the morning and late evening. After the reaction bite slows a slow moving bait seems to be the best bet.

Apache Lake: This lake has been a bit of a dark horse. The topwater bite has been lots of fun first thing in the morning and up in the river when they are moving water. The bite slows down as the sun comes up and they fish tend to move deeper with the bait fish. When this happens try spoons and deep swimbaits to get those fish to bite.

Saguaro & Canyon: The fishing has slowed down a bit due to pressure and monsoon storms. We have been able to catch them on dropshot, worms and jigs. We are still waiting for that surge of topwater action to start up and that usually happens when the night time temps dip a little.

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May Fishing Report submitted (5/15/2016 5:29 am)
Lake Pleasant: This lake is going good right now as the stripers are moving up shallow along with the balls of shad. You can catch them on reaction baits, topwater, swimbaits and jerkbaits. The Largemouth are still spawning in some areas and you can catch them by doing some sight fishing. You can also find the Largemouth up around the trees. Try throwing senkos or dropshot to get these fish to bite.

Bartlett Lake: Another hotspot with plenty of numbers to be caught. We have had 30 and 40 fish days. These days are a lot of fun for kids and Anglers alike. Several techniques are putting them in the boat. The most productive patterns have been on topwater, dropshot and Texas rigs up in shallow water in and around the flooded tumble weeds

Saguaro and Canyon: These lakes are back to normal and they are producing some very big bags. We are close to night fishing being ready to explode. There is a big Shad spawn going on on both lakes and you can catch them on reaction baits in the mornings then around 8 or so follow the balls of shad around the lake throwing swimbaits, jerkbaits and and your favorite topwater baits. These have been the most productive baits at both of these lakes.

Roosevelt and Apache Lakes: The spawn is on the tail end and the fish are in the trees guarding fry and starting to feed up for the summer time patterns. Senkos and spinnerbaits are key. Stay shallow and inside of the trees as there is no reason to fishing deep water just yet.

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