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Fishing Report and Contest Announcement from The Arizona Fishing Guides: submitted (11/11/2014 10:57 pm)
Fishing Report and Contest Announcement from The Arizona Fishing Guides:

Saguaro Lake: is just starting with the full fall patterns, you can catch fish shallow or deep. The big schools of bait fish are moving into the deeper water and so are some of the big largemouth. A good bait for those deep fish right now is silver and gold spoons. You can slow it down and catch those fish on Drop shot.

Canyon Lake: This lake is starting to ramp and will be getting better as the days get colder. Look for deep schools of shad and drop a spoon or a slow moving swim bait. Shallow crankbaits are are always good this time of year. I hear some of the big fish are starting to go after the big swimbaits. You may not catch a lot but the chance for that trophy bass is a good possibility.

Apache Lake: Wow, we are so close to this lake blowing up. It is right on the bubble of going off. The jerkbait bite is doing well and when you are ready to slow down, toss out your dropshot and be ready for a few quality Apache Bass.

Roosevelt: This lake still has a few fish eating top water when the sun gets up nice and high. The secondary pattern seems to be spooning in about 25-40 feet with gold or silver spoons depending on the clarity of the water.

Bartlett Lake: This lake is still one of the best lakes we have right now when it comes to numbers of fish. The lipless crankbaits were working best the last trip we had there but it didn't keep us from throwing a buzz bait around in the afternoon. We hooked up with some of our biggest bass of the day when we started that afternoon buzzbait..

Lake Pleasant: Stripers, stripers and more stripers. This lake is really starting to get good when it comes to stripers. Use your graphs to find the giant schools of baitfish and stipers. Throw small swimbaits and drop spoons though the giant schools of baitfish and hang on. The morning seems to be the deal when it comes to the largemouth bass. Try throwing poppers and skinny dippers to catch those morning largemouth.

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Fall Fishing Continues submitted (10/21/2014 11:04 pm)
The weather and water temperatures are dropping and the fishing is heating up! Lots of big fish are being caught right now. Be sure to get your trips booked and get out on the water with the Arizona Fishing Guides. Gift Certificates are available!

Saguaro Lake: Wow, this lake is doing great right now. The big fish are definitely in feeding mode. Early in the morning throw your favorite top water baits around points and in the shallow water where you have access to deep water close by. As the sun comes up keep you eye on the graphs and when you see the bait fish start throwing spoons into the bait fish. As mentioned in the last report, the swimbait bite is working and it continues. The key is to throw the small swimbaits in the areas where you see the bait fish. This will entice the suspended fish to bite. If you prefer to flip creature type baits, have at it. Target the cliff walls and be ready to set the hook.

Apache Lake: Good numbers and quality fish continue to be caught. Throw a buzzbait early targeting the points and areas with deep water close by. Remember, bass love to chase bait fish up into the shallows. Another good bite, is a jerkbait, both soft and hard jerkbaits are getting it done. Since the fish are in feeding mode - donít forget the swimbaits.

Roosevelt: This lake is continuing to bounce back. Plenty of fish are being caught on topwater early and periodically throughout the day. Similar to Apache, the jerkbait bite is producing. Target the shallow water in the morning then move out a little deeper as the sun continues to come up.

Bartlett: If you want to get out and catch a lot of fish, this is the lake. Perfect place to take the kids to keep them interested. Tie on your favorite topwater and spinnerbait early and hang on. Lots of quality Bartlett bass are being caught. This is another lake that is producing on the jerkbaits. Target the coves and points.

Pleasant: Want to catch stripers? The shad boils are in full swing. Keep your favorite top water bait handy and throw it around the shad boils. Largemouth and Stripers are chasing the shad. If you are fishing around trees and timber, throw a buzzbait. Donít be afraid to bump it off the trees. As the day warms up boils will start to slow down and when they do, start throwing a spoon. Look for the balls of bait fish and drop the spoon into them.

Upcoming Events:
The Arizona Fishing Guides along with some others you may have heard of, Johnny Johnson, Matt Shura, and a lot more will be at the IronMen Sportsman Expo on November 1st. This event will run from 3PM to 10PM at the Living Word Bible Church in Mesa. This is a free event with fishing demos, booths, and raffles. Go to for more information

Arizona Fishing Guides Report: Fall Fishing is Here! submitted (9/30/2014 9:27 pm)
The Fall Fishing season is here and the fish know it is time to start feeding up.

Now is the perfect time to get your trip booked and get out and enjoy the great Arizona lakes and quality fishing with The Arizona Fishing Guides!

Saguaro: The early morning top water bite is picking up. Once surface activity slows use your graphs to find the balls of bait fish. Once you see them cast your baits around the bait fish and hold on as where you see the bait fish you will find some quality suspended Bass.

Canyon: The fish clearly are in full fall feeding mode! They are chasing the bait fish throughout the entire day and that means....small swimbaits and your favorite top water bait all day long.

Bartlett: Fishing is good with lots of fish chasing bait fish. Match the hatch and throw shad colored worms on a drop shot or throw nickel /chrome spoons around the points.

Pleasant: The striper and largemouth bite is going well. Spoons and swimbaits are working for both stripers and largemouth. Quality Pleasant largemouth are being caught on a buzz bait. Donít be afraid to throw it all day long. If you haven't seen, our guide Jason caught a giant 28lb striper out at Pleasant. Want to shoot for a giant striper? Give us a call and book a Pleasant trip.

Roosevelt: It is great to see this lake in full fall swing. Fish are up in the shallows and suspended over deep water. Top water and other reaction baits are getting the job done.

Apache: Early in the morning those aggressive smallmouth bass are out chasing bait with a lot of largemouth. Target the points early and the steep banks as the day goes on.

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