Canyon Lake (AZ) Fish Report

Canyon Lake (AZ) - Apache Junction, AZ


by Arizona Game & Fish Department
9-17-2014
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Lake elevation is 1,657 feet (95-percent full). Kyle from Liars Korner said the hot bite lately bass been on dropshot-rigged Roboworms -- try orange crusher or desert craw.


Overall, bass fishing has been decent. The Arizona Fishing Guides previously reported that bass have been caught on flat, grass bottoms throwing slowly-moving rigs such as a dropshot. Poppers also were successful at first light. Best bites have been first thing in the morning and even in the middle of the afternoon when water is pumped back and gets fish chasing baits.

This is also a good time to possibly see or hear desert bighorn sheep in the rut.

While Canyon is the land of the lunkers, it can be tough to fish, especially for novice anglers. Catch rates are typically low and even veteran anglers get skunked here. But the possibility of catching a hog keeps many anglers coming back time and again. This is a pretty good lake for bluegill and yellow bass. Try small crappie-like lures, such as 2-inch curly tails, along the rocky shoreline. Shore fishing for channel catfish and carp can also be viable both day and night right now. As the season progresses, the better fishing for bottom dwellers will transition to the nighttime hours.



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