ARIZONA FISHING REPORT – OCT 6, 2023
Daytime high temperatures are dropping into the 80 to 90 degree range. The overnight lows are dipping down into the low 60’s and the days are getting shorter. As a result, the surface water temperatures are dropping and and as they do, we will see the Fall fishing patterns begin to occur on Arizona’s rivers, lakes, and streams begin to occur based on water levels and elevation.
ARIZONA LAKE FISHING RATINGS
Lake Pleasant is rated GOOD. Surface water temperature is cooling down and the water level has stabilized. The Spoon bite has proven effective in catching lots of Striper, White Bass, and 1lb Bluegills on recent trips.
Bartlett Lake is rated FAIR to GOOD with best chance at catching fish early morning hours, However the afternoon bite has been improving. Texas rigs, jigs, and drop shots have been working best. This combination of baits proved effective in hooking over thirty nice Bass on our last trip.
Roosevelt Lake is rated FAIR to GOOD for Bass. There have been a number of Tournaments on the lake recently and the catch rate has dropped as a result of the pressure from the tournament fishermen. Best baits include: Texas rig and medium crank baits and drop shots have been producing fish. In spite of the conditions, we were still able to land some really nice Largemouth.
Apache Lake is rated FAIR to GOOD. Best baits include: crank baits, drop shot, and jigs
Saguaro Lake rated GOOD for Bass 2 to 6 lbs. Texas rigging big worms, drop shots, and deep diving cranks have proven to be the two best choices. On the last three trips on Saguaro our Big Fish were 4 lbs 2 ounces, 5 lbs 4ounces, and 6lbs 2 ounces.
Canyon Lake is rated FAIR. With a chance at a Big Fish. Best chance big swimsuits baits.
Alamo Lake is rated FAIR to GOOD. The fishing is continuing to improve, Best baits include: buzz baits, whopper stoppers, and jigs depending on the time of day. The fishing continues to improve.