Arizona Bass Fishing Locations and Tips

By: Daniel Eggertsen

Arizona bass fishing is ideal, especially for the experienced angler. While those that are new to the game may have a bit more challenge than they realized, the fish offer an outstanding trip nearly every time. Bass fishing here is just one of many types you can do. Yet, for most anglers, it is one of the best locations for this type of fishing. It pays to get to know the area well before you visit, or through the locals that are surely able to help you.

If you are looking to go bass fishing in Arizona, get ready for the fight of a strong fish in these prime Arizona lakes and waterways! These are just a few of the many options you have.

Lake Pleasant is located about half an hour from Phoenix. Full of largemouth, white, and striped bass, the levels in this lake tend to go up and down often, which tends to make the fish easy to find most times. Fly fishermen and casters alike are sure to find lots of action at Lake Pleasant year round, and old timers are usually around to offer suggestions on location and technique, and are eager to help novice fishermen.

* Bartlett Lake is about a forty-five minute trip from the city of Scottsdale, Arizona. It is considered by many to provide the very best fishing in the state, based largely on its consistency in providing opportunities for fishermen of all ages and skills levels all year long.

* Saguaro Lake is also about a forty-five minute drive from Scottsdale, this lake, well known for its trophy sized catches of largemouth bass, is not uncommon to bring in bass in excess of ten pounds, making it one of the most popular trophy fishing sites in the world.

* Canyon Lake is about an hour from Scottsdale, Arizona. It is known for its beauty and photo opportunities as well as largemouth bass of trophy class size.

* Roosevelt Lake is about two hours from Scottsdale. In the year 2004, this lake flooded, giving it about 20,000 areas of surface water. As is the case with new water, this caused the fish population to increase exponentially. Huge catches of 100 fish are common. The varied cover provides ample opportunity for a wide choice of techniques and equipment.

* Alamo Lake is about two and a half hours west from Phoenix, Arizona, and is considered by many to be one of the very best places to fish in the state. This lake requires a large test strength of fishing line, and provides lots of heavy cover, so if you are a fisherman who enjoys exacting casts and large, strong fish, you will enjoy the challenge that is Lake Alamo.

* The Salt River is about forty-five minutes away from Scottsdale, Arizona. This clear, deep pool provides ample opportunities for donning waders and getting chest deep in the water to fish for largemouth bass.

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