Lake Pleasant Fishing Report

Lake Pleasant - New River , AZ

by Arizona Game & Fish Department

At Lake Pleasant (report courtesy of Sportsman's Warehouse), 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. The catfish have also been hitting on night crawlers and stink baits. If you're looking to do more active fishing, then try Senkos, 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. Crappie fishing in the Agua Fria arm has been good. Try shad or minnows at night around submerged trees and brush. Check water temperatures and conditions that may affect fish habits.

At Alamo Lake (report courtesy of Alamo Lake State Park Manager Drew Collett, 6/8/23), the bass fishing is currently good and most fish are being caught on spinner baits and lipless cranks, or drop shotting a Baby Brush Hog or worms in pumpkin or motor oil with red, silver, or blue specks. Channel catfish are being caught with nightcrawlers and dough bait rigged with a bobber or just off the bottom of the lake. Crappie fishing has been a mixed bag. The...... Read More