Canyon Lake Fishing Report

Canyon Lake (AZ) - Apache Junction, AZ

by Arizona Game & Fish Department

A new fishing pier is under construction in the Boulder Creek Recreation Area. This pier serves as excellent structure for sunfish.

Rainbow trout have been stocked, and most anglers are having success throwing trout imitations for monster bass.

As December progresses, look for a better daytime fishing vs. night fishing. Your best bet is to try jerkbaits, spinner baits and chatterbaits as they could produce the biggest fish. If you get tired of slinging and winding baits, tie on a dropshot as this can still putting some decent fish in the boat.

Also, first thing in the morning, anglers can spot shad boils and throw jerk baits and small swim baits.

Lake level is 1,657 feet (95-percent full.)

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The lake is 1,523 feet (94-percent full.) One angler recently caught a 9.8-pound largemouth bass on an Aabama rig. 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. Anglers have been having more success with the recent...... Read More

Arizona Game & Fish Department Reports
for Thursday, December 22nd, 2016
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Bartlett Lake: Bartlett Lake Fishing Report
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