Author: Nick Walter

Statewide Reports: June 15, 2018

Air temperatures in desert regions are back into consistent triple-digit highs, so it’s time to consider fishing during early mornings (sleep in the afternoon), nights, and in the high country. Bass fishing can still be good at Roosevelt Lake, Bartlett Lake, Alamo Lake and popular Colorado River impoundments such as...

Fishing Report: Bartlett Lake

Lake elevation: 1,752, 44 % Water temperature: 77-79 degrees Work on the dam has begun, thus the lower lake elevation. Gary Senft reported: “Fishing is hotter than a firecracker.” He said there has been a bit of a top-water bite around 5-6 a.m. and anglers can use walking baits, small...

Statewide reports: June 7, 2018

Our Summer Fishing Forecast is out and it’ll show you what could be hot — or not — for all the major waters across the state! Top spots this summer could be Big Lake, Show Low Lake, Woods Canyon Lake, Ashurst Lake and Frances Short Pond in the high country,...

Fishing Report: Central region

See the full Daily Water Report from SRP. June 5 report from Scooter Griffith of The Arizona Fishing Guides LAKE PLEASANT –  (Water level 1,688, 85 %). The lake has been fishing great in the mornings and at night for stripers.  In the mornings, look for birds and schooling fish...

Statewide Report: June 1, 2018

Arizona’s Free Fishing Day is this Saturday, June 2! That day will be celebrated as part of National Fishing and Boating Week, which runs June 2-10. During that Saturday only, no fishing licenses are required for persons fishing any public waters in Arizona. We’ve got some free family fishing events happening...

Statewide Reports: May 24, 2018

If you haven’t heard, lots of quality fishing opportunities will keep anglers’ reels singing during Memorial Day weekend — despite forest closures. Weekend weather is looking to be great: warm and fairly calm and perfect for fishing during the holiday weekend. Be sure to check the latest fire restrictions statewide....