Location

AZ
United States
33° 33' 33.4008" N, 111° 24' 10.7928" W
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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 61-70 F

Lake level is 1,658 feet (97-percent full.)  Possibly the toughest lake to fish right now because of particularly cold water temperatures.

Throwing trout-imitation swimbaits for monster bass is an option. Bass fishing is poor-to-fair.

Shore fishing for channel catfish and carp can also be viable both day and night right now.

Finally, the fishing pier at the Boulders remains closed for repairs. The area is open for drivers/shoreline fishing

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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 61-70 F

Throwing trout-imitation swimbaits for monster bass is an option, Bass fishing is poor-to-fair.

Or try wintertime spoon fishing. See a video of how a pair of fishing experts from Bass Pro Shops, Matt Shura and Gary Senft, went after bass during a December trip with plastics worms and Rapala Jigging Wraps (variation of a spoon).

Shore fishing for channel catfish and carp can also be viable both day and night right now.

Also, AZGFD will classify Canyon Lake as an  AIS-affected water under AIS Directors Orders #2. Read more.

Finally, the fishing pier at the Boulders remains closed for repairs. The area is open for drivers/shoreline fishing.

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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 81-90 F

- 98-percent full (909 feet). Most anglers are fishing at night using 7-10-inch Roboworms, according to Jack from Liar's Corner in Mesa. This is a good time to possibly see or hear desert bighorn sheep in the rut.
Bass fishing is fair, although there have been reports of some monster largemouth bass being caught. It's a great time to fish for bluegill and even crappie.

The fishing pier at the Boulders remains closed for repairs. The area is open for drivers/shoreline fishing.

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.

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