Lake Pleasant Fishing Report

Lake Pleasant - New River , AZ

by Arizona Game & Fish Department

At Lake Pleasant (report courtesy of Sportsman's Warehouse), water temperatures are around 51 degrees. The main body of the lake reports have been very good for bass and crappie. Stripers are busting shad. Bass are shallow, currently chasing baitfish and poppers. Try some baitfish imitations on intermediate line. The catfish bite has also continued to remain strong as well, hitting on night crawlers and stink baits. If you're looking to do more active fishing then Senkos, try drop shots and skirted jigs for the bass. As for the crappie, the bite has started to pick up with anglers having the best success on 2-inch grubs bounced off the bottom.