Lake Pleasant Fishing Report

Lake Pleasant - New River , AZ

by Arizona Game & Fish Department

Aug. 31 report from Barry Worman, moderator of Arizona Striper Fishing Facebook page:

It’s a new moon phase which makes it ideal to night fish and gives the angler the advantage with an underwater light. Anglers have had great success this week catching striper at 58-85 feet deep using anchovies. I also recommend using worms on a dropshot. The benefit to using worms is they stay on the hook longer and the striper need to work a little harder to get the bait off. This means increasing your odds at a successful hook-set. Many anglers have caught 5-8 pound striper the last week using worms.

There have been increased striper boils at sunrise and sunset. Be sure to cast shad-like colors, such has small paddletail swim baits in clear, white, smoking shad, money shot or chartreuse colors, silver Kastmasters, and Rat-L-Traps in a chrome color. If you want to take the enjoyment to the next level, cast top-water lures like spooks, Rebel poppers, and Rapala skitter walkers.

(Lake elevation 1,656 feet, 53 % full).

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Arizona Game & Fish Department Reports
for Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

Lake Pleasant: Lake Pleasant Fishing Report
Roosevelt Lake: Roosevelt Lake Fishing Report
Saguaro Lake: Saguaro Lake Fishing Report
Bartlett Lake: Bartlett Lake Fishing Report
Canyon Lake (AZ): Canyon Lake Fishing Report
Apache Lake: Apache Lake Fishing Report
Horseshoe Lake (AZ): Horseshoe Lake Fishing Report
Bear Canyon Lake: Bear Canyon Lake Fishing Report
Black Canyon Lake: Black Canyon Lake Fishing Report
Chevelon Canyon Lake: Chevelon Canyon Lake Fishing Report
Willow Springs Lake: Willow Springs Lake Fishing Report
Woods Canyon Lake: Woods Canyon Lake Fishing Report
: Fool Hollow Lake Fishing Report
Rainbow Lake: Rainbow Lake Fishing Report
Scott Reservoir: Scott Reservoir Fishing Report
Show Low Lake: Show Low Lake Fishing Report
Woodland Reservoir: Woodland Lake Fishing Report
Becker Lake: Becker Lake Fishing Report
Big Lake: Big Lake Fishing Report
Carnero Lake: Carnero Lake Fishing Report
Clear Creek Reservoir: Clear Creek Reservoir Fishing Report
Concho Lake: Concho Lake Fishing Report
Crescent Lake: Crescent Lake Fishing Report
Greer Lakes: Greer Lakes Fishing Report
Hulsey Lake: Hulsey Lake Fishing Report
Lee Valley Lake: Lee Valley Lake Fishing Report
Luna Lake: Luna Lake Fishing Report
Lyman Lake: Lyman Lake Fishing Report
Nelson Reservoir: Nelson Reservoir Fishing Report
Black River: Black River East Fork Fishing Report
Little Colorado River: Little Colorado River Fishing Report
Silver Creek AZ: Silver Creek Fishing Report
Sheeps Crossing: Sheeps Crossing Fishing Report
Dogtown Lake: Dogtown Lake Fishing Report
Upper & Lower Lake Mary: Lake Mary Upper Fishing Report
Ashurst Lake: Ashurst Lake Fishing Report
Kinnikinick Lake: Kinnikinick Lake Fishing Report
Blue Ridge Reservoir: Blue Ridge Reservoir Fishing Report