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 This Week’s Fishing Report   

July 11th, 2020 

Lake Pleasant

Roosevelt Lake, & Bartlett Lake


Including: Lake Pleasant, Roosevelt, And Bartlett Lakes. Check Out These Lakes On Our Guided Fishing Adventures / Tours Page, Here On Our Website.


See Detailed Fishing Report Below!

From Licensed Professional Arizona Fishing Guide, Expert Fishing Instructor and 

Member of Duckett Fishing's Pro Staff

Mike Strole

"The Fish Whisperer”

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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.

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      The Agua Fria River Opened Monday, June 15th

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                                      Your Trip Today!


               Covid 19 Interventions 

       Health& Safety Practices Implemented To Ensure  

          The Safety And Well Being Of Our Customers

1) To Ensure That Our Clients Are In Safe Fishing Environment We Are Cleaning And Wiping Down Our Boats And Equipment Daily With White Vinegar Solutions / Soap and Water, Clorox Wipes & Lysol Disinfectant Spray.

2) We Ask That Our Clients Reschedule Their Trips If They Have Had Any Exposure To COVID 19 Or Experiencing Headaches ,Runny Nose, A Cough Or Are If You Have A Fever No Matter How Slight Prior To Their Trip . We also ask that they wear protective masks.

May God’s Peace & Protection Be With You And Your Family


At AZ Great  Adventure Fishing, where 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!!!      


Woods Canyon Lake Is Trout Fishing Hot Spot This Week. Best Fishing Is On The Weekdays Due To The Crowds On The Weekend!!!! Check Out The Report Below


    Lake Pleasant Striper Bite Is On!

         The Agua Fria River Is Open

Water Levels, Surface Water Temperature, and Weather Report

The Lake is currently 78% of capacity. The CAP is  currently pumping 1,602 cfs of water out of the lake. The Surface Water Temperature will be in the 80’s this week. Day time high tempertures will be in the high 100’s thru next 7 days.


                         These Fish Our From Our Recent Trips

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        Night Fishing Under        

       The Stars Adventure

          And Put A Smile On Your

                    Fisherman’s Face 

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                 Your Trip Today!!!!!!!


Cool Summer Fishing Hot Spots


Woods Canyon & Willow Springs

                Fishing Report

     The Fish Are Hungry And Both Lakes

                Are Stocked Every Week!!!!!

     (See Detailed Fishing Report At The Bottom Of This Page)

                   Woods Canyon Lake 

         This Lake Was On Fire     

            Yesterday   (July 10th)

                The Best Fishing Is On The Weekdays


         Willow Springs Lake

The Fishing Is Rated Good to Excellent If You Have A Boat      

         The Best Fishing Is On The Weekdays 

Are Cool Summer Get Aways On The Mogollon Rim 7,500 Foot Altitude Full Of Hungry Trout, Largemouth & Smallmouth Bass. Give Mike A Call at 602-370-8058 And Book Your Trip Today!     



Scan Down The Page To See More Pictures Of Fish Caught On Our Recent Trips And The Different Baits Used To Catch Them


HDS Lawrence Touch Screen With Down & Side Imaging     

(1) It takes quality state of the art electronics, 

(2) a knowledge of the lake, (3) and the skill and experience to locate the fish, (4) make the right bait selection and presentation, (5) a detailed knowledge of fish behaviors their seasonal habits, and feeding patterns to catch nice fish like the fish shown in this report. 

Mike Has Over 50 Years Of Experience In Doing Just That On Arizona Lakes.

Lake Pleasant 

Roosevelt Lake & Bartlett Lake

Fishing Report

Top Water Bite Has Begun!

Lake Pleasant


The Striper Bite Is On TOO!!!

Stripers & White Bass 

   The Water Levels Are Now Stable As The Water Temperatures Has Reached The Low To Mid To 80’s. You Will Need To Be Flexible And Adjust Your Bait Selections To Reflect The Changes That Have Occurred To The Water Level, Surface Water Temperature, And Color In The Water Column. Also, Be Aware Of The Changes In The Thermocline. You Should Also, Consider The Depth That You Find The Fish When You Select Your Baits And The Presentations That You Are Going To Use At That Depth. The Color, Size, Depth, And Action Of The Baits You Select Will Be Crucial.  If You Are Going To Be Successful In Catching Fish. Baits To Consider Would Include: Drop Shot Rigs, Alabama Rigs, Chatterbaits, Cranks, Spinnerbaits, Spoons, Swimbaits, Jerk Baits, And Carolina Rigs Just To Name A Few. 

Here is Just A Sample Of The Stripers Caught On Jigs, A Rigs, Spoons, Drop Shot Rigs, And Swimbaits

 Trolling And Casting A Rigs With Swimbaits, Throwing Suspending Jerk Baits, Slow Rolling & Trolling Spinnerbaits And Swimbaits Can Produce Results. Casting A Rigs especially from the shallows to depths of 20 to 35 feet in the backs of coves, off points, and along transitions in the Northern Coves will also put fish (like the ones shown above) in the boat. 

Here Are Just A Few Pictures Of Some Of Our Happy Customers. As You Can See, They Are Not Only Holding Some Nice Fish They are Also Wearing Some Pretty Big Smiles.

Roosevelt Lake


Top Water Bite Has Begun!

Post Spawn Fish Are Also Being Caught!

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Bartlett Lake


Top Water Bite Has Begun

We Are Catching 30 to 50 Fish per Trip!

The Larger Bass Are At 25 to 30 Feet

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Check Out The Fishing Tips Listed Below In The Largemouth Section Of This Report 

At The Bottom Of This Page.   



Largemouth Fishing Report 

You Can Catch Nice Largemouth Like The Ones Shown Below By Casting And Slow Rolling Paddle Tail Swimbaits, Suspending Jerkbaits. Top Water Presentations, Fishing Drop Shot Riggs Using Robo Worms Have Also Produced Nice Fish. Don’t Forget Senkos Fished Wacky Style, Spinnerbaits, Texas Rigged Plastics And Cranks Will Also Produce Quality Fish. Remember to Adjust The Speed Of  Your Presentations In The Transitions. As The Surface Water Temperatures Continues To Rise Both The Top Water Bite And Night Fishing

Will Produce Fish.

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Woods Canyon Lake

Trout Fishing is Rated Excellent On This Lake!!! 

This Lake Was On Fire Yesterday!!! (July 1oth)

Woods Canyon Lake is a beautiful high country lake located 30 miles east of Payson, just off Highway 260 on the Mogollon Rim. At an elevation of 7,500 feet, it is cool summer get away surrounded by majestic Ponderosa Pines and Aspens. The lake covers 55 acres and is teaming with hungry Rainbow trout. The lake is stocked regularly throughout the summer and into the fall. In addition to the picturesque mountain scenery, bald eagles, osprey, elk, and deer can be seen as they visit the lake in search of food and water. Come join us for a “Trout Rout”, today! 

Sliding Rigs with Night Crawlers and Baby Cowbells Rigs With Crawlers Trolled On Braided Line with 6lb Fluorocarbon Leader Produced 60 Plus Fish On Our Most Recent Trips.

Plus a $100 One Time Gas Fee

Willow Springs Lake

Trout Fishing, Largemouth, And Smallmouth Fishing Is Rated Good To Excellent!

Willow Springs Lake is the sister lake to Woods Canyon Lake. It is just two miles up the road from the Woods Canyon turnoff on Highway. Willow Springs Lake covers 158 acres of equally beautiful majestic Ponderosa Pines, Oak, and Douglas fir trees. This beautiful high country lake contains a variety of fish species including: Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Brook Trout, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, and Bluegill. There are no limits on the number of Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, and Bluegill that the angler can catch. Willow Springs is also stocked with trout on a regular basis as is Woods Canyon. It provides the angler with the opportunity for a “MIXED BAG OF FISH”. Some come join us and experience this remarkable fishery, today! 

Sliding Rigs with Night Crawlers and Baby Cowbells Rigs With Crawlers Trolled On Braided Line with 6lb Fluorocarbon Leader Produced 60 Plus Fish On Our Most Recent Trips. The Largemouth and Smallmouth Have Been Hitting Senkos, Jerk Baits, and Drop Shot Rigs.


Plus a $100 One Time Gas Fee

Deluxe Combo Fishing Package Woods Canyon Lake and Willow Spring Lake

Trout, Largemouth, And Smallmouth Fishing Is Rated Good To Excellent!

Plus a $100 One Time Gas Fee

Check out  my you tube videos at Mike Strole on You Tube for tips on drop shot, swim bait rigs, and my favorite spoons.