Canyon Lake and Reports

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Tuesday, Sep 27
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Friday, January 15th, 2016

  • Report: From AZGFD
    CANYON LAKE – Lake level is 1,656 feet (93-percent full.) Lake level has dropped 3 feet during the past week. Bass fishing is fair, although there have been reports of some monster largemouth bass being caught.

    Wintertime spoon-fishing also can be a good option. 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).

    Don’t be afraid to throw a rainbow trout-imitation swimbait for some monster bass (trout were stocked the first week of December.)

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

    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.

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

  • Report: From AZGFD
    CANYON LAKE – Lake level is 1,659 feet (97-percent full.) Bass fishing is fair, although there have been reports of some monster largemouth bass being caught.

    Wintertime spoon-fishing also can be a good option. 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).

    Don’t be afraid to throw a rainbow trout-imitation swimbait for some monster bass (trout were stocked the first week of December.)

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

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

Monday, November 30th, 2015

  • Report: From AZGFD
    CANYON LAKE – Lake level is 1,659 feet (96-percent full.) Bass fishing is fair, although there have been reports of some monster largemouth bass being caught.

    Like Saguaro, anglers can draw reaction strikes using jerk baits, crankbaits and, at certain times, spinnerbaits and top-water baits can really come into play. The jerk bait is the main bait.

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

Friday, August 21st, 2015

  • Report: From AZGFD

    Canyon Lake
    Dana Y.: Dale Yeager caught this 9-pound Canyon Lake bass on Aug. 8. We only caught four fish, but this one made his day. A Yeager Family Record.


    He caught the fish about 8:30 a.m. at the upper end of the lake. He was using a Scrounger jighead and I am not sure what kind of minnow soft bait attached. We went back again Saturday the 15th. We only caught one fish in 5 hours up-stream. When we got back to the boat dock, there were lots of people. Fish were boiling right by the dock though, and we caught four bass in less than a half an hour. Go figure. This is the smaller boat dock above the second bridge.

Saturday, June 11th, 2011

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    Water Temp: 60

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Great day for fishing,my brother Ray and I fished about 4 hr.Fished the dam and Rock creek.
    Cought 11 bass lost 3 and one nice 3 lb spot and Ray got his fishing mojo back.
    City: Plumas Lake

    Tips: All fish on plastic, watermelon color.
    Bang the bottom and fish slow.

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006

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    Water Temp: 59'

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: fished early morning near acacia and first water cove, still a little chilly, sunny with no clouds this time, but no action until 11:45. picked up 1st 3lb bass at boulder with a warning sign on top, heading into canyon going up river. seemed like any place there were submerged boulder or rock piles near the shore was the ticket, using texas-rigged robo 4 1/2" worms in fx mmII colors. total was four fish. and one large "oh s--- bass that spit the hook half way in! more hope for next wed when we go again!!!
    City: Mesa

Monday, October 24th, 2005

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    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

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Thursday, June 9th, 2005

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    Water Temp: 82

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Read this about the Salt River Lakes.

    http://www.bajogrande.com/canyonlaketruths.htm
    City: Mesa

Friday, May 13th, 2005

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    Water Temp: 74

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: The water temperature is 74 degrees in the main basin. CANYON Lake level is 97 percent. Several large bass have been caught. SEE phoptos at
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    The bait of choice is a tube bait basted in Kick'n Bass Garlic scent.
    The crank bait is a No-Tie Lure.
    http://www.no-tie.com/

    Good Luck and Be Safe.
    Bill Warman


    Arizona State Record Holder
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    City: Mesa

    Tips: Stay in 15' water

Tuesday, August 5th, 2003

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    Water Temp: dahno

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: largemouth 8.3# using at ree ingerling wite/pearl 18 t. o water.
    City: phx

    Tips: GO FISH!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, October 6th, 2002

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: We have the current Fishing reports rom the AZ game & ish on our new ishing site, www.TucsonFishing.com come take a look
    City: Tucson, AZ

Wednesday, March 8th, 2000

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    Water Temp: 50

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: City: coquille