Anglers were doing well at Lower Lake Mary last week. Due to high temperatures anglers are fishing early mornings, evening and nights and the crankbait reaction bite continues to be the best at first and last light. The cold weather has turned off bait fishing and the lures, fished close to the shoreline, seem to have taken up the slack. Top spots are Patterson Ponds in St. Johns as well as Show Low Creek Meadows and Silver Creek. Dropshots are working well on both large- and smallmouth bass in the Yuma area, according to reports. The deep grass pattern mentioned for Canyon is working here, but fishing has been tough. Smallmouth bass are hitting well at Willow Springs Lake. 4; 8; Details; Jul 06, 2015 Collin Collin 0. Roosevelt: 70%. Information: (480) 986-2515. The best action has been up near the basin with mostly trolling and anchovies producing the best. Many waters are ice free, while others are ice covered to some degree. LaPorte suggests using top-water lures in the morning and switching to dropshot and Carolina rigs later in the day. Both waters are relatively shallow and have a tendency get an early start on the spawning activity. At Chevelon Canyon look for wild brown trout along with stocked rainbows. Information: (619) 222-1144 in San Diego or (602) 266-2624 at Phoenix Fishing Supply. Information for the Fishing Report is periodically provided by anglers, as well as the experts at the Arizona Game and Fish Department, Arizona Anglers, Liar’s Korner, Phoenix Fishing Supply, Pinetop Sporting Goods, Pro Bass Adventures, White Mountain Apache Tribe, Lake Mary Country Store, Parker Canyon Lake store, Fly Fish Arizona and Beyond and H&M Landing in San Diego. The lake levels are dropping and the boat ramps are not usable. Information: (928) 692-7700. He said 40 of the fish were of good size. Some anglers have reported catching lots of trout at Mingus and Fain lakes and a 4-pounder reportedly came from Dogtown. Luna Lake is also worth a try for trout in the 20- to 26-inch category. LaPorte adds that Canyon has been the top producer in recent weeks, according to reports he has received. Anglers looking for yellow bass should use gold Kastmaster spoons around balls of shad in 20 to 60 feet of water. Information: (928) 532-2307. Pleasant: 61%. The lake is still closed to vehicles, but anglers can reach the water by foot. Reaction baits in the mornings and afternoons are worth a try. At Williams anglers will find City and Santa Fe reservoirs closed due to increased fire conditions. On Lake Mohave proper, try close to the dam in deep water near the powerlines. For cats use live bluegill, cut mackerel and anchovies in the evening hours where the grass isn’t too thick, suggests John Galbreath of Bass Tackle Masters. Information: (520) 455-5847. A week ago or so local roads 273 and 261 are still closed to Crescent Lake and Sheep’s Crossing, however most other roads are open throughout the region. Carmen Vanderhoof at Hookup Outfitters reports a largemouth bass bite on the surface from first light until mid-morning. Also try chicken livers or anchovies. Largemouth fishing has been good. Angling expert Gary Senft said anglers are experiencing good surface fishing for bass. Trolling deep areas can prove successful, and the nearby Betsie River is also a major salmon and steelhead hot spot during the colder months. Crappies are being cooperative in the yellow cliffs area. Anglers are reportedly catching limits, but many fish are less than a pound. Information: (480) 324-3544. Information: (520) 388-4451. Call (623) 236-7240 for additional information. An angler reports he and a friend recently caught 35 bass from 10 a.m. to dark one recent day. Look for them from Black Rock Cove north to the entrance of the river. Both Woods Canyon and Willow Springs lakes have been covered with ice. The lake has risen 12 vertical feet during the past month, according to Jim Goughnor of Rim Country Custom Rods, and now is 63% full. Information: (480) 986-2515. The water was murky, but fishable, said Gustaveson. A group of seven fishing with guide Warren Risberg of reeleminadventures.com hit the jackpot night fishing earlier in the week and loaded the dock with stripers. In the Flagstaff area, check Ashurst, Lower Lake Mary and Kinnikinick lakes for very cooperative trout. Pleasant: 57%. Bass populations have decreased due to the fish kill. Striped bass are also being caught. Us | Advertise With Us Mead: 39%. Roosevelt: 57%. Recent road closures: Highway 273 to Crescent and Big lakes. Good fishing is being reported at Big, Becker, and Luna lakes, however the action is slowing somewhat due to colder water temperatures. Reaction baits in the morning and jigs and drophsots in the afternoon have been catching fish, according to a report. A group of anglers hit it big recently, reporting a five-fish stringer weighing 27 pounds. Across the San Diego Dock, 766 anglers brought in 1423 yellowfin, 930 skipjack, 359 yellowtail, 267 dorado, 210 rockfish, 168 calico bass and a variety of additional species. Roosevelt: 58%. Reservation Lake on the Ft. Apache Reservation produced a 5-pound brown trout for one angler fishing with an olive fly near the dam. Information: (928) 338-4385. The hubbub has died down over a possible state record largemouth bass catch Easter Sunday. Information: (928) 692-7700. Information: (928) 532-2307. Dropshot rigs have been hot with anglers loading their boats with fish. Information: (928) 468-0263. Fishing guide Don Martin at Lake Mead reported five anglers catching 188 stripers and eight channel catfish during a recent night trip. H&M information: (619) 222-1144 in San Diego or (602) 266-2624 at Phoenix Fishing Supply. The fish were caught on trolled small crankbaits at depths of 15 to 20 feet. Information: (928) 475-2343. Information: (928) 774-5045. Find local fishing reports on the following websites to keep you up-to-date on local fishing information. Stocking Schedule. A 12-pound striper was recently caught at Willow Beach. Together we share tips & techniques with each other to better our understanding and success at fishing for that ever-elusive Crappie. A fly angler reports slow fishing on the East Verde River. Ted Wong at Phoenix Fishing Supply reports anglers are doing well on bass and catfish. Anchovies, used as chum and impaled on a hook, did all the damage. Anglers must hike to the water at Chevelon. Apache: 95%. Information: (623) 412-3474. Anglers will find a new fish-cleaning station, stairs from the parking lot to the boat launch and ADA boat trailer parking. The angler also caught numerous fish on silver spinners. Anglers are taking fish between storms at Kaibab Lake near Williams, according to reports. Information: wayneswords.com. Trout also went to Fool Hollow, Scott Reservoir and Show Low Lake in the White Mountains along with Nelson, River and Tunnel reservoirs. Information: (480) 986-2515. Becker Lake is available but the water level is a bit low. Also try top-water lures and wacky-rigged Senkos. Information: (602) 942-3000. Bass action is reported to be picking up and water clarity is reported to be good. Trout from Kaibab Lake are reportedly keeping anglers happy. Smallmouth bass in the 2- to 3-pound range are eating plastic lures around underwater shelves, according to reports. Largemouth bass are also cooperating. Bear and Black Canyon lakes are worth a try as both were stocked in mid-May. Anglers will fish from 6 p.m. June 17 until 6 a.m. June 18. Also check out Fool Hollow, Rainbow and Show Low lakes. Horseshoe: 95%. Information: (480) 324-3544. A pair of anglers reported catching 60 stripers up to 7 pounds from sunrise to 10 a.m. On the Mogollon Rim Woods Canyon Lake is no longer available via vehicle due to limited winter access. The Ranger 85 was close behind with 132 yellowfin while on a 2.5-day trip. Information: (928) 521-1387. Gunsight, Dec. 1, 2020. Weather was cold and windy.” Catching bass or sunfish is always a possibility when fishing the deeper holes. He says he has had reports from a fishing guide who says he averages 50 to 80 fish per trip during 1 p.m. to dark outings. On the way there, you'll catch fantastic views of the Mogollon Rim. Bass fishing is rated good at Arivaca Lake, however the fish are reacting with a slow bite. Horseshoe: 45%. One angler did very well recently fishing for crappies with using crappie jigs at Kaibab Lake. He added that anglers are reporting up to 30-plus fish to a boat, depending on the number of anglers. Information: (623) 412-3474. 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