Location

AZ
United States
33° 33' 33.4008" N, 111° 24' 10.7928" W

Fishing Reports

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Average: 3 (1 vote)

Lake elevation is 1,659 feet (97-percent full). Bass fishing is fair. but the scenery is spectacular.

While Canyon is the land of the lunkers, it can be tough to fish, especially for novice anglers. Catch rates are typically low and even veteran anglers get skunked here. But the possibility of catching a hawg keeps many anglers coming back time and again.

This is a pretty good lake for bluegill and yellow bass. Try small crappie-like lures, such as 2-inch curly tails, along the rocky shoreline.

Shore fishing for channel catfish and carp can also be viable both day and night right now. As the season progresses, the better fishing for bottom dwellers will transition to the nighttime hours.

The Boulder Creek recreation area is closed to drivers.

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Average: 3 (1 vote)

CANYON LAKE - Lake elevation is 1,659 feet (97-percent full). Bass are in post-spawn mode, but don't expect the high catch rates of the other bass lakes. While Canyon has lots of lunkers, it can be very difficult to fish, especially for novice anglers.

However, this could be a great time for spawning bluegill.

Shore fishing for channel catfish and carp can also be viable both day and night right now. As the season progresses, the better fishing for bottom dwellers will transition to the nighttime hours.

The Boulder Creek recreation area is closed to drivers.

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Average: 3 (1 vote)

 Lake elevation is 1,657 feet (94-percent full). This is a tough lake to fish, especially for novice anglers, and even veteran anglers can expect low catch rates, but it is the land of the lunkers, especially during the bass spawn.

This is, however, a great place to catch channel catfish from shore. Catfishing will still be a little slow right now. Try using stink bait.

Canyon was stocked with rainbow trout the first week in January and the second week of February. 

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