Arizona Lake Fishing Report

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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.

Saturday, March 8th, 2008

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      Water Temp: 57-60

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: Hey guys. Did pretty good down in martinez this past weekend. a little bit of a cold front came through and made fishing a little tougher than a lot had expected. There had also been a ton of pressure on the fish with the fed-nation there as well as NBW.

      Witht he cold front in mind and all the pressure, i stayed really close to the launch, i knew martinez could get me at least a limit pretty fast and then i could go searching for bigger fish. we fished tules in about 4-6ft. with wacky rigged senkos. we were surrounded by other boats the entire morning, man there had to be 20 boats in that small area. most looked to be using jigs or t-rigs with no luck. us on the other hand had a limit by 9am. i was planning on leaving when we got a limit but my limit fish was 5.12 and 3rd big fish of the tourny, so we stuck around, basically all day. we culled about 4-5 times throughout the rest of the day.

      with about 2hrs. left we went to a backwater towards the dam where i had seen some decent fish on beds. i thought they had already been caught and they were, so we fished for about an hour in there and then left. we went to the little backwater right by the weigh in at fisher for the last hour and threw a dropshot around with no luck. with about 25min left i picked up the senko and skipped it under a dock, bam 3 1/2lber. next cast, backlash, picked it out then went to the next dock, dam, 2 1/2 lber...with 6min. left i skip one more dock and...thump my rod bows with a fish at least 4lbs. half way to the boat...slack line. i reel in my senko and the week guard didn't even move, i never even had a hook in her but she just wouldn't let go. that fish would have won us the tournament. anyway, we did good and that was the only mistake we had all day. my partner didn't catch one fish but he was a hell of a netman.

      in the end, we finished 3rd place with 15.32lbs. and 3rd big fish of the tournament with a 5.12lb. martinez is awesome right now, go fish it.
      City: Blythe, CA

      Tips: keep your line wet and hold on, this is the time of year you can throw whatever your favorite bait is and catch them good.

Saturday, February 2nd, 2008

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      Water Temp: 49 in main rive

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: Hit the Lower Colorado River on Saturday, 2/2/08 for my first Desert Bass Tournament of the season. I had the preveldge of fishing with Mr. Bob La Londe of Yuma as my partner and it was a good thing in that he caught our one and only fish.

      It was a tough bite. A lot of boats left without weighing in a single fish. We started the morning flipping current without any luck. After about an hour and a half we moved to some back waters where we fished a back point with jigs and dropshot. Again no love. Moved back into another pocket to work a saddle where Bob was able to score on a legal sized bass with a dropshotted green pumpkin/black flake worm. We continued to work the saddle without another bite. From there we ran up river to canal North of Ferguson and the South run of that canal with the same results...nothing. We moved into Ferguson to an area I had been successful in the past and again nothing. Strange thing was that Ferguson was relatively clear, yet you could not see any fish. In fact we only saw one carp. Moved South again to another back water area that had been dredged out and the water was really dirty. Couldn't buy a bite there either. Moved to another clear water canal and tried drop shotting and senkoing the canal. Began finally seeing fish, but they were very spooked and on a few appeared to be barely legal.

      All it all the company and the weather were great. I had anticipated cloud cover with a low pressure system that was suppose to bring rain into the area. The front must have stalled off the Pacific because the day was warm, blue bird skies with a high pressure system.
      City: El Cajon

Sunday, December 23rd, 2007

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      Water Temp: 54-57

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Fished Lake Pleasant for the first time since moving out from CA this past summer on 12/23/07. On the water from 7:00am - 2:30pm out of the Red Ranger (think I saw Delw's Gambler as I was pulling out looking at his catfish photo). Was focusing primiarly on Largemouth but not much to talk about.

      Started out on a main lake island trying to see what stage the fish were in (depth, structure, etc). Got 2 hits on a shakey head worm with a 10" straight tail worm but found they were biting the tail 4"-5" from the back (probably too big of a worm). Something left over from Clear Lake that works great but probably too agressive for Pleasant. Hooked 1 fish on an LV-500 but came off before I could figure out what species. Went into Castle Creek and had 1 small largemouth on a bomber 6a along with 6 either white bass or small stripers. No takers on the drop shot or jig. Didn't see much activity on the depth finder other than a fish here and there in about 13-15 feet and every so often something in 40-50 feet. All bites came shallow for me today (15' or less). Water temps were 54-57 with some nice stain back in Castle Creek.
      City: Scottsdale, Az

Saturday, September 29th, 2007

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      Water Temp: 75.6

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: Fished Lower Colorado for three days, from 9/27 - 9/29. Found most of my fish in 2 - 8 feet of water in the back waters. Through the fluke most of the time and was getting hit early morning and late afternoon. The senko was productive around tullies just out of the grass. On the first day I was able to get some better fish throwing a Siezmic Frog and Zoom Horny Toad onto mats. The wind picked up on Friday and most of the mats I fished Thursday and Friday were blown out for Saturday. Did find some thicker stuff in some of the smaller backwaters that held decent fish, but low numbers. Spent a lot of time throwing back little 12" and 13" fish.
      City: El Cajon

      Tips: Throw the frog under any overhangs if possible and work it back out. If throwing a frog on the mat, jump it in place without moving it forward if possible. The senko was most productive if fished wacky. The better fish came off mats that had a good ledge or drop near the edge of the mats. It only had to be a one foot drop, but it had to be a sharp drop.

Saturday, September 15th, 2007

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      Water Temp: 84.4 - 88.6

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: My Daughter and I launched from Squaw Lake at 6:30 am and was off. Started out doing a little metering of the mouth into Squaw Lake. The grass has really grown out. The first fish set the stardard for the day and came in 6' of water. It weighed 5.75#. Found lots of mats in many of the backwaters and a few fish under those mats. Lake Martinez was totally overgrown with a lot of matted weeds. Spent some time flippping craw and creature baits in the mats, tullies and brush at canal entrances and in various back waters. Headed for Fisher's for lunch at "The Other Place" around 11:30 then called it a day after that. Ambient air temperature 111 degrees. Finished the day with 10 fish from 1.5# - 2# and the one 5.75# for a total of 11 fish. Not a great day fishing on the river, however great day with my kid.
      City: El Cajon

      Tips: Find the shade and current. Drinks lots of water, focus and work the plastics slow.

Saturday, August 25th, 2007

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      Water Temp: 85.5

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Started out on Pleasant at safelight and fished until 7:30 AM. Water temps 85.5 degrees. I caught 5 fish on a buzzbait and lost that many on short strikes- yes I had a stinger hook on too!
      City: Glendale

      Tips: Keep the buzzbait tight to the shoreline and have a sloooow retrieve, just chug it along.

Saturday, August 11th, 2007

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      Water Temp: 85

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: Hit pleasant at safelight with my buddy Martin. Started with buzzbaits and had to work hard for two decent fish, 3 pounds each. Lots of shad around and fish breaking the surface. Switcheed to whatever would land those busting fish in the boat. I used a Norman little 'N in Baby Bass and I caught two small stripers, mystery solved on the busting fish.

      Headed off to the river and picked up six more fish on the old dropshot. Bold Bluegill, summer shad, and morning dawn w/ chart tip put them in the boat. I was using a 1/4 oz drop shot weight on a 18" leader, nose hooked the worm.

      Off the water by 9:30 AM. water temps were 85+ degrees in the areas that we were fishing.

      Same crazies skiing in the no ski zone in the river. One water skier came by so close I could have cleaned the crap out of his ears with my rod tip. Where's BC when you need him!! I want to be like Barney Fife, all I want is one bullet, that's all! I'll make the most of it.......

      tightlines...
      City: Glendale

Thursday, May 3rd, 2007

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      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Float tubed South Bay for 5 hours, Picked up 20+ , All fish were post spawn in 15-20 ft. Drop shotted Aarons Magic Roboworms. All fish went between 1 - 2.5 lbs.
      City: Goodyear

      Tips: Drop shot leader was roughly 6 inches.

Friday, April 6th, 2007

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      Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

      Report: WE ARE PLANNING A TRIP TO LAKE POWELL THE MIDDLE OF APRIL. HOW IS THE FISHING?
      City: SPARKS

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

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      Water Temp: 77 degrees

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: Fishing at Roosevelt Lake has been improving every week as the weather has been cooling down.. Surface Temp running around 77 degrees. Lake is 63% full. 5 ramps still accessable. Marina is opern 7 days a week. Lodging and restaurants near by. Camp sites around lake. Good limits of large mouth bass and some small mouth being caught. Carolina rig, jigs, spinner baits, jerk baits, topwater and drop shot all working off points, flats and coves. Bass schooling up in open water. Some crappie being caught on jigs in 20 to 30 feet deep and should get better by mid October.
      City: Tonto Basin

Tuesday, August 8th, 2006

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      Water Temp: 85 degrees

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: Fishing at Roosevelt Lake has been good for this time of year. Lake is 58% full, 5 ramps still accessable. Marina is open 7 days a week. Lodging and restaraunt near by. Also camp sites around lake. Good limits of Large Mouth bass being caught on Carolina Rig lizzards and worms. Good jig bite also. A lot of bass being caught on dropshot. Fish 5ft. to 30ft. off points, flats, and humps. Top water and spinner baits starting to work along brushy areas. A lot of bass weighing 2-7 lbs. being caught. Also some catfish and crappie being caught.
      City: Tonto Basin

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

Monday, May 29th, 2006

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      Water Temp: 72

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Fished the creek side of the lake and the water was pretty muddy, did not get bit. Went to ash canyon and the water was a litter clearer, but produced no fish at around 6:30 moved to the dam and started stick'n um. Buzz bait and then flippin the tullies.
      City: Tucson

      Tips: Make sure to throw your buzz bait as close as you can to the bank. Flip the rocks with a crawfish type bait.

Saturday, March 25th, 2006

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      Water Temp: 61

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: Our club fished two days here and had great fishing. Lots of bass, with a handfull of larger bass caught. Lots of slot fish 13" to 16".
      Big fish of tourney was 5 lbs. with approx 5 others going in the 4lb range. Jigs pitched in the middle of brush was best for better fish. Spinnerbait bite was also good.

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

Wednesday, February 1st, 2006

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      Water Temp: 53

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: I fished solo from 08:00 - 3:30 boating 67 LM's and 3 smallies - all on jerk baits
      City: Gilbert, AZ

      Tips: flats away from bank near deeper water - use deep running jerks and allow long pause time

Monday, October 24th, 2005

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      Water Temp: Hollis Odonnell

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

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Wednesday, October 5th, 2005

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      Water Temp: 64

      Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

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Monday, August 29th, 2005

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