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Fishing Report: Lake Pleasant

Lake Pleasant is 74.8 percent full and 1,679 feet of elevation. See a Lake Pleasant water levels map from Maricopa Parks and Recreation Department. From fishing guide Mike Strole (fishing Saturday, Jan. 5): The striper bite on Lake Pleasant has slowed down  as a result of the numerous cold fronts,...

Angler Report: Mittry Lake

Send your fishing reports and pictures to BFishing@AZGFD.gov Mittry Lake Jeremy L.: Caught these two 5-pounders at Mittry Lake on Jan. 6. This time of year bass have a tendency to school up and feed on shad. Mittry Lake can be real tough at times because there is a lot of submerged...

Arizona fishing report: The Reel Deal

Water temperatures have dropped statewide to the low-50s at lakes such as Roosevelt. Bass metabolism slows considerably in the mid-50s. But trout love it. And we’re about to stock some big ones. Next week, incentive trout are coming that week to Community Fishing Program waters. These rainbow trout are expected...

New year, new quest: bass and catfish challenges begin

Arizona waters are home to some really large bass and catfish.  Conservation of these special-sized fish is increasingly important as more anglers catch them and we continue stocking efforts to increase opportunities to catch a behemoth bass or catfish. We’re encouraging anglers to participate in the new AZ Hawg Bass and AZ...

Angler Report: Gila River (PIR)

Send your fishing reports and pictures to BFishing@AZGFD.gov Gila River (PIR) Israel G.: White Roosters strike again! Found a 50-yard stretch of river that was slammin’. Caught around 10 largemouth bass in the course of 15 mins. Felt like every other cast I was fighting one towards shore. Action didn’t pick up...

Arizona Fishing Report: The Reel Deal

Top picks for the weekend include trout-stocked waters such as our “core” Community fishing waters, or crappie fishing at Alamo, Roosevelt or Bartlett lakes. Fishing at Lake Pleasant can be good if you can find some active stripers, white bass or largemouth bass. Hit the northern coves such as Castle...