1. HookedAZ
    5/5,
    "Lake level is 1,657 feet (95-percent full.)"
    Date:
    May 19, 2017
    ngler Report:

    “The bass bite is on! I love encouraging others to get outdoors. I caught these four bass off my kayak in a little over a week … drop-shotting plastics.

    Many bass are in a post-spawn mode and with some windy weather this weekend, fishing could be tough (like at many Salt River-chain lakes). Top-water action had been picking up with a spell of warmer weather and some anglers were having success with frogs, Pop-r, and Ricos. With a string of predicted 90-degrees temperatures next week, th ssurface action should pick up again. Crappie fishing has slowed.”

    Majority of bass are in post spawn, as is the case at all central Arizona lakes.

    Swimmers are cautioned that there have been reported of “swimmer’s itch” at Canyon. See some steps to minimize Swimmer’s Itch at desert lakes.

    Some anglers are having luck with Texas-rigged baby brush hogs, as well as assorted jerkbaits, top-water lures and jigs, Try fishing in 2-15 feet of water.

    Canyon is the land of lunkers when it comes to bass. For better numbers, try Bartlett or Saguaro.

    A new fishing pier is under construction in the Boulder Creek Recreation Area. This pier serves as excellent structure for sunfish.

    Some anglers have had success throwing dropshot Roboworms in morning dawn near cattails in 10-20 feet of water.
  2. Reports
    5/5,
    "1,657 feet (97-percent full.)"
    Date:
    Mar 26, 2017
    The final rainbow trout stockings of the winter season took place a month ago. Fishing likely is pretty difficult – but Canyon is the land of lunkers when it comes to bass. For better numbers, try Bartlett or Saguaro.

    A new fishing pier is under construction in the Boulder Creek Recreation Area. This pier serves as excellent structure for sunfish.

    Some anglers have had success throwing dropshot Roboworms in morning dawn near cattails in 10-20 feet of water.
  3. Jeff k
    5/5,
    "Lake level is 1,657 feet (97-percent full.)"
    Date:
    Mar 9, 2017
    The final rainbow trout stockings of the winter season took place 3 weeks ago week. Fishing likely is pretty difficult – but Canyon is the land of lunkers when it comes to bass. For better numbers, try Bartlett or Saguaro. For a wall-hanger, throw your big swimbaits.

    A new fishing pier is under construction in the Boulder Creek Recreation Area. This pier serves as excellent structure for sunfish.

    Some anglers have had success throwing dropshot Roboworms in morning dawn near cattails in 10-20 feet of water.
  4. Jose
    4/5,
    ""
    Date:
    Feb 17, 2017
    Lake level is 1,654 feet (90-percent full.) The final rainbow trout stockings of the winter season took place last week.

    Angler Brian S. reported that water temps are warming up and in a few areas the bass are moving up, however most are still caught deep. This beauty was caught in 35 feet with a hinged spinnerbait with a zoom fluke trailer.
    He recommends utilizing sonar electronics is critical for deep water fishing. Find them, mark a way point and slowly work your baits into the strike zone. Pay attention to your sonar through the entire process because once you entice one to bite, have your angling buddy be ready with a flutter spoon or Kastmaster as you may find you just ignited a school of them.

    A new fishing pier is under construction in the Boulder Creek Recreation Area. This pier serves as excellent structure for sunfish.

    Some anglers have had success throwing dropshot Roboworms in morning dawn near cattails in 10-20 feet of water.
  5. Tom.
    4/5,
    "1,654 feet (90-percent full.)"
    Date:
    Feb 9, 2017
    Lake level is 1,654 feet (90-percent full.) The final rainbow trout stockings of the winter season are scheduled for this week.

    Angler Brian S. reported that water temps are warming up and in a few areas the bass are moving up, however most are still caught deep. This beauty was caught in 35 feet with a hinged spinnerbait with a zoom fluke trailer.
    He recommends utilizing sonar electronics is critical for deep water fishing. Find them, mark a way point and slowly work your baits into the strike zone. Pay attention to your sonar through the entire process because once you entice one to bite, have your angling buddy be ready with a flutter spoon or Kastmaster as you may find you just ignited a school of them.

    A new fishing pier is under construction in the Boulder Creek Recreation Area. This pier serves as excellent structure for sunfish.

    Some anglers have had success throwing dropshot Roboworms in morning dawn near cattails in 10-20 feet of water.

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    Brian S.: "Temps are warming up and in a few areas the bass are moving up, however most are still caught deep. This beauty was caught in 35 feet with a hinged spinnerbait with a zoom fluke trailer.

    Utilizing sonar electronics is critical for deep water fishing. Find them, mark a way point and slowly work your baits into the strike zone. Pay attention to your sonar through the entire process because once you entice one to bite, have your angling buddy be ready with a flutter spoon or Kastmaster as you may find you just ignited a school of them. Hopefully your angling buddy is ready with the net as well. "
  6. Report
    3/5,
    ""
    Date:
    Feb 4, 2017
    Lake level is 1,658 feet (97-percent full.) Rainbow trout stockings scheduled for last week were moved to next week.

    Trout were previously stocked in December.

    A new fishing pier is under construction in the Boulder Creek Recreation Area. This pier serves as excellent structure for sunfish.

    Fishing has been difficult for largemouth bass, as is the case during the dead of winter. Fish afternoons when water is at its warmest.

    Some anglers have had success throwing dropshot Roboworms in morning dawn near cattails in 10-20 feet of water.