Category: Central Waters

Angler Report: Tempe Town Lake

Send your fishing reports and pictures to BFishing@AZGFD.gov Tempe Town Lake Eric L.: Fished the South side Tempe Down Lake Saturday  morning and caught a nice mess of catfish, with one nicer one weighing around 3.5 pounds. All caught on nightcrawlers between 8:30 to 10. Great place to consistently catch catfish all...

Angler Report: Canyon Lake bass

Send your fishing reports and pictures to BFishing@AZGFD.gov Canyon Lake   Eric M.: We caught these last week at Canyon Lake. One weighed 6.5 pounds.  This was Sept. 7 around 4 p.m. We caught them on crankbaits casting to the shore with a steady retrieve in 10-25 feet of water. We were fishing close...

Angler Report: Entanto Lake carp

Send your fishing reports and pictures to BFishing@AZGFD.gov Encanto Lake (Phoenix) Stuart B.: Caught this 42-inch (34-pound, 10 ounce) grass carp caught from Encanto Park Lake by Stuart Black. The catch was on the morning of Sept. 9 (last weekend). I was fishing with members of Arizona Carp Anglers and friends of...

Angler Report: Pena Blanca Lake

Send your fishing reports and pictures to BFishing@AZGFD.gov Pena Blanca Lake   Daniel M.: A friend and I fished Pena Blanca 6:30-3:30 on Saturday. Beautiful weather and plenty of bass. All were 2 pounds and smaller but caught 23 between the two of us. We moved a few large fish, but they...

Angler Report: Gila River

Send your fishing reports and pictures to BFishing@AZGFD.gov Gila River Maureen K.: A few weekends ago we went to a new spot off the Gila River in Florence that I found on Google maps. We caught this catfish (likely a channel cat). It weighed in at 7 pounds, 2 ounces. See more...

Angler Report: Saguaro Lake

Send your fishing reports and pictures to BFishing@AZGFD.gov Saguaro Lake Scott Keniston with a 7-pound, 3-ounce largemouth he caught Friday morning at Saguaro Lake on a Roboworm morning dawn with a chartreuse tipped tail — drop shot!     See more Angler Reports

Angler Report: Lake Pleasant

Send your fishing reports and pictures to BFishing@AZGFD.gov Lake Pleasant We’ve been fishing stripers at Lake Pleasant for 10 years and in the general manner throwing swim baits, using anchovies and lights at night in the bays and no-wake zones. Generally catching fish from small up to 24 inches. Early this spring...

Angler Report: Saguaro Lake

Send your fishing reports and pictures to BFishing@AZGFD.gov Saguaro Lake   Brent O.: A few largemouth bass were caught in 10- to 20 feet of water near ledges. Weighted hook, 1/16-1/8 ounce, with a Senko or Dinger was the bait of choice. Fish were mostly around the 2-pound range with one over...