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AZ
United States
33° 34' 41.8836" N, 111° 15' 38.178" W

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April 22, 2015

APACHE LAKE - Lake elevation is 1,907 feet (92-percent full). As with the other desert lakes, you can expect to find largemouth bass in pre-spawn, spawn and post-spawn modes right now. Haven't heard anything on the smallmouth bass front recently.

Some anglers have done well catching largemouth bass, with some decent smallmouth bass as well. Please practice catch-and-release on spawners, especially smallmouth bass, to help this lake on the comeback trail.

This can be a great month for walleye. Walleye are light sensitive, so try at first and last light. Worm rigs can work, but another strategy is to tip any of your lures with pieces of night crawler, even while fishing for bass, and you might also get a walleye surprise.

Apache is also full of some really nice yellow bass. Try gold KastMasters or yellow/gold Rooster Tails.

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April 8, 2015

Lake elevation is 1,907 feet (92-percent full). This is a good time of year for spawning largemouth bass. Please practice catch-and-release on spawners.

Gary Becko came to our Mesa Regional office with a state record smallmouth buffalo caught on Friday, Feb. 20. The fish weighed 42.86 pounds and measured 38 inches long.

Becko was using a minnow with 8-pound test line. Also, Bruce W. caught this Big Fish of the Year yellow bass on Feb. 3 that weighed one pound, 10.24 ounces.

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