Saguaro Lake and Reports

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Sunday, Sep 25
Hi: 95 ° F
Lo: 70 ° F
Today
Mostly Sunny
Precip: 3%
Tonight
Partly Cloudy
Precip: 4%

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

  • Report: From AZGFD
    SAGUARO LAKE – Lake level is 1,525 feet (92-percent full.)
    Gary Senft, Bass Pro at the Mesa Bass Pro Shops, fished the lake Wednesday, Dec. 30, catching just one fish on a swimbait – but it was 9.75 pounds (right). His partner caught a 10.25-pound bass.

    Anglers can do well for bass using rainbow swim baits. Yellow bass fishing tend to be good -- try using a silver and blue Kastmasters or similar. Saguaro will be stocked again the week of January 9 with rainbow trout. Try for rainbows in the Butcher Jones area. Saguaro was stocked with trout last week.

    Also work the edges of the grass in 10 feet of water using dropshots for bucketmouths.

Saturday, December 19th, 2015

  • Report: From AZGFD
    SAGUARO LAKE – Lake level is 1,524 feet (91-percent full.)

    The bite tends to really take off when Salt River Project is doing a pump-back (releasing water and then pumping it back for hydroelectric power), which creates a current. At those times, there is a tremendous top-water bite.

    Also work the edges of the grass in 10 feet of water using dropshots for bucketmouths.

Friday, November 27th, 2015

  • Report: From AZGFD
    Fish was slow today and the winds were up. Tried drop shot and no bites. Was able to hit this bass off a silver rattle trap on the edge of the weeds. 8 lbs 4 oz on the scale.

Friday, August 21st, 2015

  • Report: From AZGFD
    Looking for bass of the largemouth variety? Try Saguaro Lake. Night fishing has been excellent, and in the morning, bass are chasing bait. Try top-water lures and swimbaits in the mornings. As the morning progresses, throw dropshot-rigged Roboworms (morning dawn with a chartreuse tip and red crawler are good colors). Anglers can target humps, points, boulders, reef signs and grass bottoms. Of course, locate the food source (shad, for example) and you’ve found the fish.

Saturday, August 15th, 2015

  • Report: From AZGFD
    Saguaro Lake
    Gene M.: My son and I fished Saguaro on Saturday Aug. 8 before sunrise. On my second cast I caught this 5-pounder and an hour later my son caught this 8-pounder. We both caught several 3.5-pound largemouth. We caught a total of seven largemouth all on frogs in the snags. It was a great morning of fishing with my son.

Saturday, June 13th, 2015

  • Report: Lake elevation is 1,525 feet (93-percent full). Largemouth bass fishing is good and some monsters are being landed recently – up to 10 pounds.

    Keep an eye out for surface boils -- it's top-water time. Get on the water at first light, or fishing at night.

    This is about to be a good time to load up on spawning bluegill.

    Saguaro is also a quality channel catfish lake. Try stink baits, hot dogs, chicken livers and the like. Also try chumming with corn.

    This is a good time to load up on spawning bluegill.

Monday, October 13th, 2014

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    Water Temp: 80

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Weather: fall
    Lake Level: full\Best Depths: Shallow
    Lots of Topwater in AM then deeper schools of fish in the afternoon
    Big Bass: Shallow10/10/2014 - largemouth - seven pounds
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    Events: Fall fishing is at its best.
    Guide Information: The Arizona Fishing Guides (www.thearizonafishingguides.com)\Name & Number: Jon Griffith 480-772-8460

    Tips: Chase schools in am then slow down in afternoon

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

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    Water Temp: 83°

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Weather: warm 100° mostly sunny
    Lake Level: 99% full\Best Depths: 10-15 ft
    The bass are staging in the grass on current swept points in the mornings and eves. Using Topwater and swim baits when the current is moving. After they pull current we are slowing down wit a drop shot rig and 6 inch robo worms in watermelon candy colors.
    Big Bass: 10-15 ft09/20/2014 - largemouth - 7 pounds
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    Events: Fall fishing is just around the corner
    Guide Information: The Arizona Fishing Guides (www.thearizonafishingguides.com)\Name & Number: Jon Griffith 480-772-8460\Pricing Specials/Open Dates: call for scheduling

    Tips: Wait for current in mornings then slow down in afternoon

Saturday, January 16th, 2010

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Fishing has been tough for every angler I spoke to in the last three weeks, bass are being caught on 4 inch drop shot with oxblood colored robo's. Cranks are not working and top water action has been nil. It's chilly in the morning prior to sunup but warms up nicely. Boat traffic is scarce. PLEASE...catch and return the fish to the lake, we can make a great fishery close to home if we all contribute our share. Thanks
    City: Gilbert

    Tips: Spoons are said to be working in fifty to sixty feet of water but the drop shot in twenty to thirty feet seems to be working the best.

Saturday, February 7th, 2009

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    Water Temp: upper 50's

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: 2 Bass, good size. Fished two hours before dusk. Slow retrieve, 13ft to 20 ft, carolina rig,3/8th ounce split shot, 12-14inch from top of hook, 4 inch Yamamoto worm, watermelon color, 02 hook, 14lb test. Around the corner of Butcher Jones back toward a cove around a rocky shore line. Found some structure on the finder and a few good size fish. Casted parallel to the shore line into 5ft to 10 ft of water. Nice hook set, solid top of the lip.
    City: mesa

    Tips: Slow presentation, find some bottom structure, look for fish on fish finder.

Wednesday, June 7th, 2006

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    Water Temp: 71

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: caught a 6 pounder
    City: phoenix

    Tips: texas lizzard

Wednesday, February 9th, 2005

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    Water Temp: in the 50s

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: The bass are early spawning this year, i caught a 10 lb female full of eggs by the first pier left of the marina on rapal red dive to.
    City: Chandler