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 on the surface in the northern coves. Top-water poppers and swimbaits have been the best. As the sun comes up, you can switch to fishing for largemouth with a dropshot or a Shaky Head worm. We have been using the new slim shot from Arizona custom baits in scooters special and red crawler.
ROOSEVELT LAKE – Roosevelt might be first in line for the best lake this month as far as numbers and good size fish goes. We have been catching them on top-water, drop shot, and Senkos. It doesn’t seem like you have to venture out to deep to get the good bites. Stay within the first 15 feet of depth.
APACHE LAKE – I have no reports.
CANYON LAKE – The lake still has fish in it and they are still biting. Seems like they are up chasing bait first thing in the mornings and you can catch them on the ring swimbait from Arizona Custom Baits, as well as jerkbaits and poppers from Livingston Lures.
SAGUARO LAKE – The lake has been hit or miss. One day we have 10 to 20 fish the next day we have four. Stay up shallow in the early mornings and late evenings then venture out into the deeper drop offs in the daytime. A dropshot seems to be the most consistent this month.
BARTLETT LAKE – The lake has been good for numbers and occasionally putting out a few big ones. Crankbaits and swimbaits first thing in the morning have been key be sure to get there early. As the day warms up, slow down with a jig or a Shaky Head and that 10 to 20 foot range.
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