Lake Pleasant
Current Temperature:
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Est Water Temperature:
47° (What's This)
Barometric Pressure:
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Lake Pleasant
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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Lake Pleasant fishing report page. Here you will find all the information you need to make the best decisions for today's fishing. Current weather including air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction are continuously updated throughout the day. Lake Pleasant water temperature is one of the vital statistics included on this page. We also include the moon phase as full and new moons are generally better fishing times. Help in choosing what time to hit the water with daily sunrise and sunset times plus moon rise and moon set times. We would love to hear how your fishing trip went, feel free to share your days success on the community report page. Good luck and we hope you catch a full bag today!
State:
Arizona
Latitude:
33.882615
Maximum Depth (ft):
145
County:
Maricopa
Longitude:
-112.266707
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Water Clarity:
3-6 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
0
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
State Park
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Guest
2014-05-28
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature:
Me, my daughter, and my girlfriend took the boat out to try our luck with some night fishing for stripers Saturday May 24th. Got to the lake about 8:00 anchored up in 90 feet of water in scorpion bay ( close to the buoys) fishing seemed a bit slow at first, chimed up the water good, and bamm! Fish on! Left the lake about midnight with 14, but the kool thing was they were in the 4lbs range. No pesty little thiefing fish. Good times!
Guest
2014-05-28
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature:
Me, my daughter, and my girlfriend took the boat out to try our luck with some night fishing for stripers Saturday May 24th. Got to the lake about 8:00 anchored up in 90 feet of water in scorpion bay ( close to the buoys) fishing seemed a bit slow at first, chimed up the water good, and bamm! Fish on! Left the lake about midnight with 14, but the kool thing was they were in the 4lbs range. No pesty little thiefing fish. Good times!
m0maldo12
2014-03-06
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 58
Well, it was a long day but overall the bite is there. I caught a 5 pounder, a 3 pounder, and a 15\" striper. Not to mention the three that came off. Its more like a push away bite. It\'s the best time to be out there, you just have to keep changing spots.
Guest
2012-06-23
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Remember the game and fish don\'t want catch and release on strippers. Take all of them with you. They are great eating, very mild not fishy at all if prepared right. In my family we like them breaded with zanatrans fish fry found in any store and fried in a little peanut oil. We like to fillet thems.
Guest
2012-06-23
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Remember the game and fish don\'t want catch and release on strippers. Take all of them with you. They are great eating, very mild not fishy at all if prepared right. In my family we like them breaded with zanatrans fish fry found in any store and fried in a little peanut oil. We like to fillet thems.
Guest
2012-03-23
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 62
There starter to spawn out there. Bill Luke bass tournament is over. lake Pleasant Fishing
Guest
2012-01-23
Species: Striped Bass
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 54
Fished Castle Creek on 1-8-2012 anchored in 36ft of water with drop offs on one side to deeper water and one side to shallow water. Best bite is noon to sunset. Use frozen achoives, Body parts only, no head no tails. Cut into pieces (should be able to get 2 to 3 pieces per anchovie) on 8lb clear line, with Eagle Claw # 4 snell hooks and split shot. Dont get fancy with your rigs.. its simple stuff here! Put the split shot 2 inches from the hook on the snell line. Fish different depths to find the fish. Try going all the way to the bottom and reel it up one or two cranks right off the bottom. I personally been catching 10 to 15 per trip in the 2 to 4lb range and even some channel cats in the 4 to 5lb range!! Where can I upload my photos!!
Guest
2010-09-11
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 5
Water Temperature:
"Knocked Em Dead! My Borther and I caught 63 Striper last night just within a half mile of the boat launch! 10+ were in the 3-5 lb range. Caught and released most. Did bring a few home that swallowed the hooks. Will be my first time eating Striper tonight, wish me luck. Only our second time out on the lake, but we seem to have found a pattern. We used sumbrsible lights right off the side of the boat, starting at sunset. Plankton, minnows and shad were circling light within the hour. Surrounded by baitfish, we used Big Toe size chunks of anchovies on bait hooks with a carolina rig. Sink your rig straight down until you hit bottom, and then begin a slow rise until you find the depth where they are suspending. Fast action from there on out. Very light bite. Must keep slack out of your line or you'lll lose your bait in a second. Have to be ready to set the hook on first strike. Please consider future fishing in the lake! I have 2 boys 3 & 5yrs, lets keep our lake full of fish and throw back those lunkers for future generations! Support Catch and release! Cheers! Corona Bob Shannon"
Guest
2010-04-19
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
"Went fishing on northwest cove yesterday. Fish didn't seem to be biting at all even though they were very active after dark. Tried using spinners, crankbait, worms, and anchovies. Few nibbles and nothing caught. Oh well. Try again another day."
Guest
2010-04-11
Species: Catfish
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
"i went fishing at Pleasant today, there was like no fish at the shallow open part of the main lake.the break offs have.bass of all kinds,catfish only babies,and alot of panfish.didnt have the best day of fishing but it was good"
Lake Pleasant Largemouth Bass Rating:
3
Lake Pleasant Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Split shot 12-16" from a medium snelled hook, tippped with minnow. Toss towards structure, and hold on! My 4 & 5 yr olds had a blast reeling in a total of 5 Largemouth Bass today. Biggest was 19". Went out with minimal expectations due to the cold water temp. Can't wait for the season to start! Jayce and Bob Shannon.
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Lake Pleasant at 47 degree water temperature this is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. Largemouth bass will be feeding at this water temperature but will be much harder to catch. On Sunny warm afternoons its a great time to throw a crank bait, jigs or slow roll a spinnerbait at 5-10 foot on sunny points and drops off of sunny flats. Largemouth Bass will move into warm water on warm sunny days.
Lake Pleasant Smallmouth Bass Rating:
2.5
Lake Pleasant Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- no smallmouth in the lake
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 47 degrees. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a smallmouth.
Lake Pleasant Crappie Rating:
3
Lake Pleasant Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With the Water Temperature at 47 Prime Crappie fishing is in full swing. Crappies should be migrating to their spawning areas now. They?ll either be up in the final spawning area now or at tributary entrances. Concentrate around 15 feet of water. Fish Primary points at the mouth of the creek arms. Fish Targets at this point instead of focusing on bait fish. Fish trees, shrubs, vegetation, etc. Fishing correctly this time of year will get you snagged quite a bit since you need to focus on making and keeping contact with the cover.
Lake Pleasant Walleye Rating:
3
Lake Pleasant Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- there no walleye in the lake
Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Lake Pleasant Catfish Rating:
3.5
Lake Pleasant Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The catfish family comprises of blue catfish, flathead catfish and channel catfish. Since catfish are warm water fish, they arenít going to be very active in this water temperature. They will still be feeding, but catfish will only be found very deep and feeding very slowly. Your best bet is give some of the more active fish species in your lake a shot until the cats are active again.
Lake Pleasant Spotted Bass Rating:
3.5
Lake Pleasant Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature down this low. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a Spotted.
Lake Pleasant White Bass Rating:
3.5
Lake Pleasant White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Number 6 or 8 hook with night crawler and sinker, dropped about 40-50' near a cliff/rock wall in the northern part of the lake near Goose Bay. Caught a few 12" stripped bass.
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White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Lake Pleasant Striped Bass Rating:
3.5
Lake Pleasant Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- use anchovies around 25 to 40 ft of warred with a shad light
Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Lake Pleasant Trout Rating:
2.5
Lake Pleasant Trout Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- no trout in lake
Trout Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

The crescent moon will have better gravitational pull than a gibbous or half moon. However the affects of the moons gravitational will be decreased since the sun and moon aren't pulling in conjunction with one another. It's time to pay close attention to the other fishing factors in the weather to make the best decision for hitting the water.

Sunrise:

05:03

Sunset:

17:57

Moon Phase:


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