Lake Pleasant Angler Report

Lake Pleasant - New River , AZ

by Arizona Game & Fish Department

At Lake Pleasant, some anglers are catching largemouth bass in the 4- to 5-pound range. Topwater baits, dropshot rigs, Senkos and swimbaits appear to be working well.  

Because of its size, productivity and visitor amenities, Big Lake is considered one of the best White Mountains fishing lakes. Fishing is excellent in summer typically before midday when water quality is best and trout are most active. Try fishing weed edges or in shallower water where aquatic insects are emerging and fish or crayfish may be hunting. Bait and shore fishermen can try anything from worms to PowerBait, especially with strong scents to lure fish out of any leftover...... Read More