August 8th Lake Pleasant Fishing Report from Pro Staff Fishing Guide Mike Strole, “The Fish Whisperer” of AZ Great Adventure Fishing
Lake Pleasant water level is down to 62% and falling. CAP has been pumping out between 995 – 2,150 plus cubic feet per second for the past week. As a result, the water level has consistently been dropping. This continues to create current in the river and creek channels. The early morning surface bite has been inconsistent in the North end of the lake and up in the river channel due to the Monsoon storms and their effect on the lake. The water up near the end of the river is murky. We experienced the most success throwing 3 inch paddle tail swimbaits on 1/4 ounce Darter heads with 2/0 hooks in areas of the river where the clear water meets the murky water. We were able to catch both Largemouth and Striper with this bait fished in depths from 5 to 20 feet. As the sun rose in the sky, we had success vertical jigging spoons and fishing drop shot rigs with live shad and cut anchovies in depths from 40-80 feet. The night bite under the lights has been inconsistent do to the Monsoon activity of last week. Be sure to check the weather forecast before leaving for the lake. If you have any questions regarding fishing at Lake Pleasant you can reach me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on my website at azgreatadventurefishing.com. Be safe and enjoy your time on the lake.