This Week’s Fishing Report   

June 17th 

Lake Pleasant (Fair during mid day / Good to Excellent EARLY in the morning), Woods Canyon Lake (Good To Excellent), And Willow Springs Lake (Good To Excellent)

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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   Lake  Pleasant,

Woods Canyon Lake, &

Willow Springs Lake

     Fishing Report

The Lake is currently 88% of capacity.  Central Arizona Project Has Been Pumping Water out Lake Pleasant At Around 1,370 cfs This Week.  The Surface Water  Temperature is approaching 80 degrees and will continue to increase. Day time tempertures are approaching 99-104 degrees during the week. Fishing early morning, late afternoon, and or under the lights at night can produce better numbers and size. Be sure to check the weather forecast before you get out on the lake.

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       It takes quality state of the art electronics, a knowledge of the lake, and the skill and experience to locate the fish, make the right bait selection and presentation, a detailed knowledge of fish behaviors their seasonal habitat, and feeding patterns to catch nice fish like these.

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The Lake Pleasant Striper Fishing Is Rated Fair To Good.   

Largemouth Fishing Report

The Largemouth fishing is rated Fairnto Good.  Check out the fishing tips listed below in the Largemouth section at the bottom of this report. 

      Striper Fishing Report

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Get Out Your Favorite Top Water Baits.  Bait Fishing Using Live Shad,  Or Cut Anchovies, Fished On A Modified Drop Shot Rig In The 30 To 80 foot depths. Trolling Carolina Rigs with suspending jerk baits on lead line with 16 lb fluorocarbon leader have been successful on fish located from 10 to 30 feet in the water column. Casting or trolling A Rigs especially in the river and in the Northern coves have also put fish (like the ones shown above) in the boat. 

Here Are A Few Pictures Of Some Of Our Happy Customers.

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Vertical jigging 1 Ounce Trend Setter Jigging Spoons In Yellow And White Have Also Proven To Be Successful During Mid Day, And Even Into The Late Afternoon In  Depths From 40 to 80ft. The Pictures Below Give You Some Idea Of Our Success Using These Techniques!

Bass Fishing Report For Lake Pleasant

You Can Catch Nice Largemouth Like The Ones Shown Below By Casting Paddle Tail Swimbaits, Suspending Jerkbaits. Drop Shot Riggs Using Robo Worms. Senkos Fished Wacky Style, Spinnerbaits, And Texas Rigged Plastics Have Also Produced Quality Fish. We are finding bass on under water humps. ledges, secondary points, or transitions in the 10 to 50 foot depth. They can also be found cruzing the shallows early in the morning. Be aware of the early morning Top Water Bite.


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

Woods Canyon    


Trout Fishing Rated Good to Excellent!!!!

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Whether Your Trolling Or Casting Your Favorite Lures, Using Sliding Rigs With Night Crawlers Or Power Bait. The Fishing Is Excellent And The Weather is Beautiful.  

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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 Tiger and Rainbow trout. The lake is stocked regularly beginning in April and thru the Fall. In addition to the picturesque mountain scenery, Bald Eagles, Osprey, Elk, Deer, and Wild Turkey can be seen as they visit the lake in search of food and water. 

Come Join Us For A “Trout Rout”, Today! 

Willow Springs Lake

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Trout, Largemouth, And Smallmouth Fishing is Rated Good To Excellent! The Fish Are Biting And The Weather is Beautiful!

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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:Tiger Trout,  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! 

Deluxe Combo Fishing Package Woods Canyon Lake and Willow Springs Lake

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