Location

AZ
United States
33° 53' 18.654" N, 112° 16' 48.9828" W

Fishing Reports

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

The lake is fuller than it typically is this time of the year so anglers will need to cover a lot of water when chasing the early morning shad boils. Shad have been constantly on the move and one angler reported that there has been no pattern with which to hone in on a bite.

Some decent stripers can be caught on the surface as well as using a vertical spoon-fishing technique, dropping a spoon into schools of fish that show on a fish finder, for stripers, white bass and largemouth bass.

Look for bird activity, such as greal blue herons or seagulls. Binoculars can help you spot boils.

The anchovy bite for stripers can be decent, but it's still a good fall back if you can't find surface boils.

With a quarter moon this week and new moon next week, this is a good time to fish at night under submersible lights for both striped bass and largemouth bass.

Nighttime fishing for catfish, especially from shore, should be good. This is prime catfish time. Try stinkbaits such as chicken liver. Corn can also work for both catfish and carp. Frozen anchovies fished on the bottom are another good choice -- you might even catch a striped bass.

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

June 18 report from Warren Risberg of www.reeleminadventures.com:

“Another great fishing trip at Lake Pleasant arriving at 5 p.m. with the water temp 83 :)  Started off directly across the 4-lane ramp on the other side and as I took a swim from shore the shad boils immediately started popping right in front of me.  Using my white color swim bait and first cast of the day, I landed a 4-pound, 3-ounce largemouth bass and a few 2- and 3-pound striper bass!
 
As I headed into night fishing the water temp held at 80.5 degrees for the remainder of the evening, catching stripers non-stop in the 2-, 3- and 4-pound range in 46-50 feet of water.  Cut anchovies is the ticket with a 1/0 size hook and 1 pss-3 split shot about 18 inches from the hook.  Right now and into our summer months is the time to get out to the lake to catch these fish as it’s so easy at night with your underwater green light in full swing with an abundance of minnows and shad below your boat!
 
Good Luck & Tight lines :)

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

With hot days, it’s a great time to fish the night for stripers at Pleasant. Coming off a new moon, and heading into a first quarter moon, submersible lights will be effective. Anchovies and small swimbaits are a couple baits that have been effective. Try trolling some of the northern coves with small swim baits for schooling stripers, and anchoring up, chumming and baiting with anchovies for larger stripers. Don’t forget the Colorado River for stripers.

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