Statewide Reports: April 28, 2017
Many bass are in a post-spawn mode, and although there’s some windy weather predicted for much of the state this weekend, anglers can pick their spots. A couple might be Woods Canyon and Willow Springs lakes on the Mogollon Rim — tiger trout are back and have been stocked into both for the first time this year. Looks like there could be some pretty decent weather there Saturday and Sunday, too.
Top-water action had been picking up with a recent spat of warmer weather and some anglers were having success with frogs, Rebel Pop-Rs, and Ricos. With a string of predicted 90-degree temperatures in desert regions next week — possibly hitting 100 toward the end of the week — the surface action should pick up again.
A new moon was Wednesday, and so using submersible lights at night will be especially effective for a couple more days. Try striper fishing at night a Lake Mead, Lake Mohave (some big stripers were just caught fishing from shore with anchovies), or Lake Pleasant.