Lake Pleasant Fish Report

Lake Pleasant - New River , AZ

by Arizona Game & Fish Department

(1,678 feet, 74-percent full):

From Derrick Franks of the Striper Snatcher Guide Service: "The water temperature is 58 degrees with the water level at 75 percent. Striped bass, largemouth bass and white bass have been hanging out in high numbers along the transition areas in the 15-25 foot mark in the northern creek arms. These fish are not going far to chase a bait -- a popular bait for me is a chrome with blue back spoon."

Anglers are hitting the water by 6 a.m. to catch stripers and leave by 11:30 a.m. They are hitting the northern coves such as Humbug where shad have been holding. Overnight, the shad hide in the brush, and the stripers wait for the shad once they come out. The biggest challenge may be finding the shad, which are ahead of spawning time and so will eventually move into running water.

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Kevin M.: Slow day on the water, fished from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for crappie between the dam area and windy hill. Fished with jigs tipped with minnows, and minnows on bait hooks on dropshot rigs, at varying drift speeds and depths with only a few bass to show for our efforts. Only one vehicle in the parking lot when we launched and only saw three boats on the water while we were out, lowest amount I...... Read More

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for Thursday, December 11th, 2014
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