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 This Week’s Fishing Report   

October 20th, 2020 

Lake Pleasant, Roosevelt Lake, 

Bartlett Lake &  Saguaro Lake

The Fall Bite Is On!!!

The Fall Largemouth, Smallmouth, & Striper Bite On Arizona's Desert Lakes Rated Good To Excellent! The Top Water Bite Is On!!!

 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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               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.

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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.         

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Lake Pleasant The Striper Fishing And Largemouth Bite Are Rated Good To Excellent For Fish In The 4 To 8Lb Class! As You Can See From These Pictures Below Taken On Some Of Our Most Recent Trips!!!

Water Levels, Surface Water Temperature, and Weather Report

The Lake is currently 56% of capacity. The CAP is  currently pumping 942 cfs of water out of the lake. The Surface Water Temperature will be in the mid 70’s this week. Day time high tempertures will be around the low to mid 90 degree mark with morning low dropping the low to mid 60’s.  The Fall Bite Is Starting Now!!! 


Lake Pleasant


Detailed Pleasant

Largemouth Fishing Report

The Fall Bite Is On!!! 

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 Fall And Day Time  And Night Time Continue To Drop. Both The Top Water Bite And Night Bite Will Produce Good Fishing.  

The Fall Fishing Patterns Are On!!!!!

The Striper Rated Good To Excellent For Stripers In The 3 To 8Lb Class

Stripers & White Bass

The Fall Bite Is On!!!! 

   The Water Levels Are Rising As The Water Temperatures Has Reached The low to mid 70’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. 

    These Fish Our From Some Most Rescent Trips On Lake Pleasant!!!

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Call Mike Today And Get In On The Fun!!




For Saguaro, Roosevelt, & Bartlett Lake



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(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.

Saguaro Lake

Roosevelt Lake & Bartlett Lake

Fishing Reports

Saguaro Lake

Fishing Report

The Fall Bite Is On!!!

Fishing Is Rated Good. Some Of The Most Successful Rigs Being Used Include:

Texas Rigged Craws, Carolina Rigged Crawls, Drop Shot Rigs, and Crankbaits Just To Name A Few

The Largemouth Being Caught Are Ranging From 2 To 6lbs

Here Are Some Of The Latest Pictures Of Fish Taken From Saguaro

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Roosevelt Lake


The Fall Bite Is On!!!

Top Water Bite Is On!!!!

Fishing Is Rated Excellent

You Can Catch Bass In Both Numbers And Size 

Top Water Presentations, Fishing Drop Shot Rigs Using Robo Worms  Senkos Fished Texas Rigged & Wacky Style, Spinnerbaits, Texas & Carolina Rigged Plastics, Baby Brush Hogs And Cranks Have Produced Fish Like You In The Pictures Below.

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Bartlett Lake 

Fishing Report

The Fall Bite Is On!!!

Top Water Bite Is On !!!!

Fishing Is Rated Good To Excellent

We Are Catching Up To 50 Fish Per Trip!

The Larger Bass Are At 20 to 30 Feet

You Can Catch Numbers Here, But Most Bass Are In 10 TO 15 Inch Range. But As You Can See There Are Fish In The 3 To 5 lb Range

The Techniques Being Used Include:

4 Inch Curly Tailed Worms Fished Texas Rig, Crankbaits, Drop Shot Rigs, Top Water Including: Rico’s And Buzz Baits Have Also Produced Fish

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


Cool Summer & Fall Fishing Hot Spots!!!!

          Fishing Reports

            Woods Canyon Lake 

    This Lake Has Been On Fire 

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

The Best Fishing Is On The Weekdays After The Lake Has Been Stocked!!!!

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.

Give Mike A Call at 602-370-8058 And Book Your Trip Today!  

Willow Springs Lake

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

The Best Fishing Is On The Weekdays After The Lake Has Been Stocked

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! 

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.

Give Mike A Call at 602-370-8058 And Book Your Trip Today!  

Deluxe Combo Fishing Package Woods Canyon Lake and Willow Spring Lake

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