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Arizona fishing guides report submitted (4/29/2014 7:09 pm)
Summer is just around the corner and the weather is heating up.

Saguaro lake is still slowly producing big fish. Most of the spawn is done but you can still find some guarding the beds like their life depends on it. Senkos are working for fish that are guarding fry also some fish are out chasing bai tin the morning topwater and swim baits are the ticket for these fish.. What a great spawn we had at this lake and I am already gearing up for next year.


Bartlett Lake is very low right now but is starting to fill up quickly I have heard that the main ramp will be back in the water soon. Fishing here is pretty good and fish can be caught on a drop shot or dragging a jig on long points. The reaction bite can be good on some mornings but seems to go away pretty quick..

Roosevelt still has fish on beds and when the wind is not blowing get up in the shallow water and look around for the beds.

Apache lake was and still is fishing pretty good the smallmouth had a great spawn and would eat just about anything you threw at them while in the bed. Now its time to start looking for them to eat some reaction baits like top water and maybe some Jerk baits.

Lake Pleasant is super clear and one of the best places to sight fish for the beginners. The river has opened early due to the eagles not doing their thing and all of the fish up there haven't seen a bait in months. senkos and a drop shot around the tress is about the best thing going for the l largemouth. The stripers are still a little deep and can be caught on anchovies and live shad..

We have been adding lots of pictures to our photo gallery along with lots of videos to the site as well.
Keep a eye out for our Mother's and Father's day specials..



Arizona Fishing Report submitted (2/27/2014 4:03 am)
From the Bassmaster classic to the classic big bass that are being caught in our Arizona lakes we have it all this time of year.

Saguaro Lake can be described in three words HOLY BIG BASS!! The fish are already feeling the need for the spawn and are moving into the shallow water. You can catch them sight fishing or just throwing a senko around the spawning flats.

Bartlett lake is also starting to show signs of spring fishing we are starting too see good numbers of bigger than average Bartlett size fish. You can catch them on reaction type of baits like cranks and spinner baits or slow down and fish in the 5-15 ft range with jigs and a drop shot.

Canyon lake just had its last trout stocking of the year I believe and the bass seem to know it. You can catch these big bruisers on trout swim baits and big jerk baits.

Roosevelt lake should really hit its stride here in the next few weeks or maybe around the next full moon. The water temps are starting to rise and that should help the spring fishing. Until then use spoons and jigs off of long prespawn points.

Apache lake is really starting to turn on we have had a few trips out there over the last two weeks and have had some great numbers of both largemouth and smallmouth bass. Inline spinners and jerk baits seem to be the ticket at this point.

Lake pleasant is still going strong this time of year look for birds and shad to find the stripers. The morning and late evenings seem to be the best this time of year and look for the activity to be in the back of all the major arms.

A huge congrats to all the AZ anglers that competed in the Bassmaster Classic this past weekend but especially two of our very own guides Clifford Pirch and of course Josh Bertrand. The classic is the superbowl of bass fishing just to get there is a huge accomplishment and we cant say enough about how proud of these two great anglers we are.
Josh will be at Bass Pro this weekend talking about spring fishing and his experience in Alabama.

Trips are booking fast don't forget to get yours on the books today.


Arizona Fishing Report submitted (1/13/2014 1:07 pm)
The beginning of the new year brings good fishing and great weather..

Saguaro lake has been fun fishing with lots of yellow bass being caught on spoons deep, with the mixture of big trophy bass and some really nice catfish that makes it fun for kids and adults alike. We are also starting to catch them on some slow moving plastics.

Bartlett lake is proving to be a fun lake as well with some of the bigger fish coming on spinner baits slow rolled in 15-20 feet of water.

Canyon lake is one of the prettiest lakes we have in our state and the fish that have been coming out of there are just as pretty. Throw those big swim baits for the biggest bass in the lake. Also the drop shot should still entice some nice large mouth.

Roosevelt lake is not producing the crappie that we are use to but the bass are still biting on spoons deep along with drop shot and shaky heads.

Apache lake has some really nice small mouth and large mouth being caught on big swim baits and finesse worms on the tougher days. Always be ready with that medium diving crank bait this time of year.

Lake Pleasant is PLEASANT this time of year we have had a handful of days out there the past few weeks with 20-30 fish days. One thing about this place is that it is a crap shoot as far as morning or afternoon trips you never know which one is going to be the best so pick the time and just go for it..

We have a lot of new things coming this year as far some of our guides going to the bassmaster classic (JOSH BERTRAND,,CLIFFORD PIRCH).. Also lots of new things are in the works for our website with all of our you tube videos from just out fishing with the kids to all of our shows with Johnny Johnson.

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