Fishing Report: Central region
Let’s get the kids out before they have to go back to school.
The stripers here are still fishing pretty deep. We have been catching them on spoons and swim baits deeper than 30 feet. Some days you can chase the boils on the surface. So keep a good eye out and keep the top water on the deck of the boat. The largemouth bass are starting to school up as well –they are sometimes underneath the giant schools of stripers. If you can’t find them, main lake points are your best bet with an Arizona Custom Baits dropshot worm.
Bartlett has been a lot of fun — the numbers are good and the fish seemed to be easy to catch.
The deep impact series from Livingston Lures is my favorite this time of year. Make sure you have a top-water tied on 1st thing in the morning and look for those fish chasing bait.
Using a Carolina rig or even a jig has been the best bet for the fish that are feeding on the bottom.
Roosevelt still continues to put out good numbers with some quality fish mixed in. There are some deeper schools of fish that can be caught on spoons and Texas rigs off of long deep points. This is another Lake you can usually get a good top-water bite especially this time of year, but you have to be there early.
Saguaro and Canyon lakes
Saguaro and Canyon have truly surprised a lot of people after all of the rumors of how dead these places are. This is far from the truth.
We love this place here at the Arizona Fishing Guides, and are still doing plenty of summer morning trips here. You can find most of the schools underneath big balls of bait. As the sun comes up we typically switch over to slow moving baits.