Angler Report: Alamo Lake
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Ryan: Fishing at Alamo Lake is pretty good right now! The lake is up 30 + feet from last year and the fish seem to be responding. They seem to be really fat and happy right now. Water temps are in the low 70s and the largemouth bass and black crappie are biting pretty good.
For crappie, troll or drift slowly with road runners or beetle-spin type jigs tipped with live minnows along flooded trees in 17 – 25 feet of water in the morning and evening. The flooded trees with green leaves above the surface seemed to be holding the most fish. We were catching black crappies from 9-16 inches long. While the action is not as fast and furious as during the spawn, I heard several people mention you should be able to catch 10 or more crappies per day if you put in your time.
For largemouth bass, anything and everything is seeming to work right now. The lake is filled with 8 – 9 inch bass and it seems like they are everywhere. Someone looking to catch 50 fish in a day would have a fairly easy time on Alamo right now. Dropshotting with a Roboworm seemed to work best for me.
I didn’t have a ton of luck (and honestly didn’t try that hard) for larger bass as I was trying to get crappie, but I talked to the Park supervisor and he mentioned that for larger bass, he had heard from other anglers that you should be fishing in 15 to 25 feet with various plastics or deep driving crankbaits.
Ryan Follmuth is an Aquatic Wildlife Specialist for AZGFD