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Welcome To AZ Great Adventure Fishing

Mike is one of the Most Experienced Professional Arizona Fishing Guides in the state on Lake Pleasant.  Mike Is Truly "The Fish Whisperer.” He Really Knows The Lake And The Fish And He’s Worth Every Penny!!!  I Know, Because I Have Fished With Mike A Number Of Times.  Chris Portillo



          Mike Strole

          “The Fish Whisperer

His Tournament Rigged Ranger Bass Boat Is Equipped With Advanced Gen 3 Lowrance Electronics And State Of The Art Minn Kota Terrova Trolling Motor With I Pilot. This coupled with Mike’s experience and knowledge makes locating the fish easy. Mike is also an


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April Warnecke, of Arizona's Family, Featured Professional Fishing Guide Mike Strole “The Fish Whisperer” At Lake Pleasant and actually caught a Striper during their interview

If your looking for a unique gift for that special person in your life?  A professionally guided, custom designed, FISHING TRIP or GIFT CERTIFICATE could be the perfect gift. 

At AZ Great  Adventure Fishing, all you need is your fishing license and a smile and we’ll take care of the rest.

Mike Provides Professionally Guided, Custom Fishing Trips, And Expert Fishing Instruction. He Uses Quality Fishing Equipment, Provides Food And Beverages, And Takes Digital Pictures And Sends Them To You. His Goal Is To Help You Enjoy Your Time On The Water, Put Fish In The Boat, A Smile On Your Face, And Make A Memory That Will Last You A Lifetime.         

Give Mike A Call At 602-370-8058 And Get       

               Your Trip Booked Today!


                  Mike Is Also A

             United States Navy Veteran

And Has Over 50 Years Experience Fishing The Lakes, Rivers, And Streams In Arizona. He Has Done Instructional Seminars for Cabela’s, Sportsman’s Warehouse, Fishing Clubs, Local Recreation Departments Around The Valley, On The Mogollon Rim And In The White Mountains.


See Just A Few Of The Many 5 Star Reviews Listed Below

Here’s Just A Few Satisfied Fishermen, Fisherwomen And Kids From Lake Pleasant

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Chris Portillo’s Picture & Comments

I Recommend Mike Strole AKA “ The Fish Whisperer.” He's Worth Every Penny!!! He Really Knows The Lake And The Fish. He Finds The Fish Quickly And Keeps You On The Bite. I Know, Because I Have Fished With Him A Number Of Times.

Thanks Mike

John Betoff Pictures and Comments

I’ve nicknamed him  “The Fish Whisperer” because of his uncanny ability to know where the fish are at, what bait to use, and the fish seem to be drawn to his boat.  

I became friends and fished with Mike Strole over 25 years ago. I don’t know anyone who has as much passion and knowledge about fishing as Mike. I always seem to learn something new about catching fish each time I have gone out with Mike. Every time I’ve fished with Mike we have a great adventure fishing together. Mike lives and breathes fishing, and seems to know just where the fish are at, and what lure or bait to use to catch them. I’ve often said to Mike I think he has the ability to communicate with the fish. I’ve nicknamed him, "The Fish Whisperer” because he has the uncanny ability to know just where the fish are at, what bait to use, and the fish seem to be drawn to his boat. He is an expert instructor and he even takes pictures and sends them to you. When you book a trip with Mike you can be certain that you’ve chosen one of the Best Licensed Fishing Professionals in the state of Arizona, and you’ll have a day of fishing that will be both memorable and rewarding.  


Chuck Layman Pictures and Comments

I have been what I consider an avid fisherman for over 50 years, but after spending one day with Mike I realized he had forgotten more about fishing than I have ever known! 

If you are ever in Arizona and want to catch fish with a Real Pro call Mike!!!! 

 I booked a fishing trip with Mike and would like to say that he truly is the "The Fish Whisperer! Mike is and was one of the most if not the most thorough and experienced guides that I have ever used in my 20 years of guided fishing tripsHe explained where, why, and how we would be fishing. He even rescheduled our trip because the weather conditions were not favorable. Which in my experience, no guide I had had ever rescheduled because the weather conditions weren’t good. When we were on the lake we caught fish, Quality Fish, as these pictures will attest. The rods and reels were absolutely state of the art and cost more than my first car. Everything was first class, right down to the lunches. I have said all that to say this. If you are ever in Arizona and want to catch fish with a Real Pro call Mike!!!!  Chuck Layman 


John Miller & His 5 Year Old  

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What a joy and what memories!!! That’s what is all About!!!!

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I Was looking for a guide to take my 5 year old grandson and I out for a day of fishing. I came on Mike Strole and booked a trip for Nov 26. If I had written down exactly what I would pray for, it would have been: 1. A nice weather day, 2. Catch a few fish 3. Someone who would have the patience to help a 5 year old out. I can honestly say that my prayer was answered and then some with Mike Strole. I can’t say enough about his knowledge of the lake, the weather, the wind, the structure and he put us on the fish. He taught my grandson with the patience that is SO lacking in many of us today. What a joy and what memories. That’s what it’s all about!!! We’re already booked for two more trips this Spring!!!! John Miller


Tim Mills Pictures & Comments

Recommendations for anyone looking to "catch" fish...Mike Strole is the person to contact, period!!! 

What an amazing fishing adventure.  This has been my third or fourth time out with you on an excursion.  Every time, I say, "that was the best trip so far".  Well...this was truly the best! Watching my nephew and his son smiling as they reeled in fish after fish was truly worth seeing.

Your promptness, (all we had to do was walk from the car and step into the boat), Preparedness (including amount of time actually fishing on the lake) and Organization (keeping our hooks baited while fishing) made the trip superb.  You have an incredible knowledge of the fish, the profile of the lake, and the water/weather conditions.  We were fishing and catching for nearly five hours with very little down time and brought in 68 striped bass. After 4 1/2 hours, of constantly catching fish, we were completely worn out.  I am convinced that had we stayed another couple of hours our catch could have easily gone over 100.

I believe "The Fish Whisperer" title could also include: "The Smile Maker”. 

Recommendations for anyone looking to "catch" fish...Mike Strole is the person to contact, period.

Five out of five stars:       

Jim Tewalt Picture and Comments

 Although there were 4 other boats within 50 feet, one guided by another fishing pro, we caught fish while they just sat there fishing waiting for a bite. Now, I know why they call him “The Fish Whisperer.”

I wanted to take Bret, my son fishing: make it special, be his hero. After some instruction in how to rig our poles, bait and set the hook, adjust the drag and play the fish, Mike got us on the water about 9:30 am. Within minutes he found the fish and despite the wind, he kept us hovering over the school. Bret caught the first 2, then I caught one and it was fish for fish for the rest of the day. Often, we had two fish on at a time. Although there were 4 other boats within 50 feet, one guided by another fishing pro, we caught fish while they just sat there fishing waiting for a bite. Now, I know why they call him “The Fish Whisperer.” Mike gives the glory to God, but his knowledge and experience make it easy for God to use him. Bret’s smile as we held up the stringers of fish for pictures is priceless. We caught 26 striped bass, some as large as 3 or 4 pounds. We have fished Lake Pleasant since 1986, but never with such great success! Most fishing pros will help you catch fish. Mike is all that and more; he teaches you how to fish. We posted our pictures on Face Book and are still drawing “Wow!” and “Awesome!” responses! Mike, I thank you buddy! Bret’s head is still “in the clouds” and is looking forward to teaching his sons what he learned from you.


   Mike Foley - Cabela's Outfitter


I have known Mike Strole for over twenty years. I have found him to be a man of great character and a good friend. He has a working knowledge of many lakes and waterways and is able to find where the fish are and know exactly what to use to catch them. Both my grandsons have benefitted from Mike’s angling skills and his ability to teach and encourage kids. They have caught a number of fish with him and always have a good time. Mike even sponsored a father and son fishing trip to Woods Canyon and Willow Springs Lakes. His goal, in addition to catching fish, was to help the fathers mentor their sons, create a lasting bond, and shared memories that would last them a lifetime. Mike and I have fished in the White Mountains and the Mogollon Rim where we have caught endless stringers of bass and trout, caught huge numbers of smallmouth bass at Black River, and filled ice chests with stripers, white bass, and largemouth bass at Lake Pleasant. Mike Strole truly loves fishing and the great outdoors and has a passion to share that love and knowledge with others so that they too can have and experience their own great adventure in God’s great and majestic outdoors.

Mike Foley - Cabela’s Outfitter

Lou Silverman’s Picture and Comments

The quality of the fishing and your great company exceeded our expectations. 

Mike, I wanted to thank you again for a great day on the lake. Your use and knowledge of electronics is astonishing, and your knowledge of techniques to catch the fish at Different depths is also very impressive. I would recommend you to anybody and I am looking forward to going out with you again. Thanks again. Lou Silverman

Cooper & Son's Picture & Comments

Check out Cooper on his 96th Birthday. He and his son caught 41 Striper in under the lights!!

Happy Birthday Coop!!


 I wanted to tell you what a wonderful trip we had fishing with you.  You got us to where the fish were, 

and we caught them. I got on the AZ Fish and Game Journal and you had written a really nice little 

article about our trip. So, thanks for everything and hope everything goes well for you this coming season.

Rufus Cooper, and Son Carl.

Paul Kudzas Picture & Comments

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   THANK YOU again for an incredible day on the lake! 

My father, who is 88 years old, along with my son and I fished with Mike and had an incredible experience! Mike's friendly spirit and his willingness to share his knowledge was awesome! First class service while having an extremely great time catching a lot of Stripers! I highly recommend Mike for your fishing adventures!    

Paul Kudzas


Larry Hofmann Picture & Comment

Thanks again for the tricks, tips and techniques I learned from fishing with you and for the “Fishing Report updates on your web page.

Mike, the enclosed photo is part of the catch enjoyed earlier this week.  Thanks again for the tricks, tips and techniques I learned from fishing with you and for the updates on your web page. I will think of you at the fish fry!  Appreciate y’all 


Jamie Briar and her husband

Mike, Really is "The Fish Whisperer

We caught QUALITY FISH and had a great time. Thank you!!!! 

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  The Gardner’s Pictures & Comments

This is what you call a GREAT DAY of FISHING. Thank you Mike, for a wonderful day on the water. 

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AZ Great Adventure Fishing has and will continue to provide a quality and unique fishing experiences for our clients. At AZ Great  Adventure fishing, all you need is your fishing license and a smile and we’ll take care of the rest. We custom design each trip to meet the needs and desires of our clients including: providing a Tournament Rigged Ranger Bass Boat, quality fishing equipment, baits, expert instruction, and pictures. We even provide lunches, snacks, and beverages for you while you’re out on the water catching fish and enjoying all scenic beauty and wildlife Arizona has to offer. While on your adventure, you can be sure that Mike will share with you and your guest every  technique and tip that he knows to help you continue to catch fish both now and in the future. You can also be assured that you and your guest will be treated with courtesy and respect. When you book a trip with Mike you become part of the AZ Great Adventure Family. We take pride in providing our clients (family) with fast and friendly service. We pride ourselves in being flexible and providing fun and exciting adventures out on the water. Our focus at AZ Great Adventure Fishing is to create a unique fishing experience, an adventure that you will treasure, and be able to share with family and friends for a lifetime.  



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