Location

AZ
United States
33° 25' 57.3132" N, 111° 55' 51.546" W
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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Windy Air Temperature: 81-90 F Water Temp: 71-80 F Clarity: Stained 1 fish caught

Fished from the shore early in the morning (6:00-10:00 AM). Caught a little one about 6 inches long. Rain came down for about an hour cooling things down a bit. Then, I took my kayak out onto the lake. Launched from marina and fished south shore from marina west to Mill Ave bridge. Crossed back to North shore under the light rail and Union Pacific bridges and began to get numerous bites on drop shot. Caught three bass and missed several others.

CatchSpeciesLure / BaitBrandWeight (lb)Length (in)
1Largemouth BassRubber WormRoboworm
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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 61-70 F

TEMPE TOWN LAKE – Bass are in post spawn, bluegill are spawning and the shad are getting ready to spawn. Anglers are catching bass close to structure such as the bridges. There are some bass on beds, but it's mostly post-spawn bass action time. Try working plastic worms or drop shots along the shade lines beneath the bridges.

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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 51-60 F

Anglers are catching bass close to structure such as the bridges. Try fishing 10 to 20 yards beyond the shoreline.

Overall, trout fishing has been slow, but it's still possible to catch one or two. Try nightcrawlers.

The lake was stocked with a few thousand trout next week (March 2-9).

This is an excellent lake to learn how to bass fishing using simple rigs like plastic worms and lizards worked along the bottom. Cast out, let the plastic bait sink to the bottom, reel in any slack line to "make contact" with the bait, then lift up your rod tip (lifting the bait off the bottom), reel in a couple of times, then lower your rod tip and let the bait sink to the bottom again. The sport fish will often hit when the bait is falling back to the bottom, so if your line moves sideways, set the hook. 

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