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        This Week’s Fishing Report   

August 21st 

LAKE PLEASANT

As A Rule The Stripers Are Pretty Deep, But They Can Be Caught On Spoons, Swimbaits, Carolina Rigs, And Modified Drop Shot Rigs. There Have Been Some Occasional Boils And In Many Cases the Largemouth Are Feeding Just Under The Schools Of Feeding Stripers.

Top Water Bite Is On EARLY In The Morning (5-6 AM)

Night Fishing Under The Lights Can Also Produce Fish Under The Right Conditions.

Woods Canyon Lake

Trout Fishing Rated Good to Excellent!!!!

Willow Springs Lake

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

Woods Canyon and Willow Springs lakes. Both of these Mogollon Rim lakes are exceptional producers and always worth a visit!!!!!

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” 

                             

Detailed Fishing Report

Lake Pleasant

The Lake is currently 61% of capacityand continuing to drop.  Central Arizona Project Has Been Pumping Water out Lake Pleasant At Around 1,300 cfs This Week.  The Surface Water  Temperature is in the high 80 degree range and will continue to increase. Day time tempertures are approaching 102 to 104 degrees this weekend. Fishing early morning, late afternoon, and or under the lights at night during the new moon phase can produce better numbers and size. Be sure to check the weather forecast before you get out on the lake.

      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.

  Check out the fishing tips listed below in the Largemouth section at the bottom of this report. 

      Striper Fishing Report

As A Rule The Stripers Are Pretty Deep, But They Can Be Caught On Spoons, Swimbaits, Carolina Rigs, And Modified Drop Shot Rigs. There Have Been Some Occasional Boils And In Many Cases The Largemouth Are Feeding Just Under The Schools Of Feeding Stripers.

Top Water Bite Is On EARLY In The Morning (5-6 AM)

Night Fishing Under The Lights Can Also Produce Fish Under The Right Conditions.


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Get Out Your Favorite Top Water Baits.  The Sriper have been feeding on the shad in the early morning hours and ocassiionaly during mid day. Bait Fishing Using Live Shad Or Cut Anchovies, Fished On A Modified Drop Shot Rig In The 30 To 80 foot depths has produced quality fish this last week. Trolling Carolina Rigs with suspending jerk baits on lead line with 16 lb fluorocarbon leader have been successful on fish located from the shallows to 40 feet in the water column. Casting or trolling A Rigs especially in the river and in the backs and Mouths of 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 30 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 shallows to the 40 foot depth. There Have Been Occassional Boils So Be Prepared. They can also be found cruzing the shallows early in the morning. Be Aware Of The EARLY MORNING Possibility Of A Top Water Bite.

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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. 


Woods Canyon Lake

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 Are 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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