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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):
Largemouth bass fishing is going to be pretty slow at 81 degree water temperature. Bass will start moving much slower and feeding less aggressively until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, it's time to get out fishing early and late in the day when the sun is not on the water. When you can get out for the entire day, it's a great time to fish some deeper water. Many large bass are taken this time of year since bass fishermen typically gets out deeper and fish slower with larger baits. Like any other time of year, the slower you fish with bigger baits on the deep drops and river channels, the better chance you have at a lunker. This is a great time to catch a trophy. Good luck out there today!
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 pretty slow at this water temperature. Bass will typically start moving much slower and feeding less aggressive until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, get out fishing early and late and cast in the shallows. When the sun is up it will be time to get out into deeper water, try fishing some drop offs and deep channel bends.
Lake Pleasant Crappie Rating:
3
Lake Pleasant Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Your lake crappie will be much more lethargic in the water temperature. They will be in deeper and cooler water. Crappie will be feeding; however they will not be feeding aggressively unless the other fishing factors are at prime levels. Find some moving water that is clear and you should find some more aggressive fishing.
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):
Unlike most North American fish species, blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish are comfortable when the water temperature is this high. They will be feeding and moving in typical patterns. You will start having a little better luck if you can get to some moving water that is adding a little more oxygen for the baitfish and the catfish will be there also.
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 pretty slow at this water temperature. Bass will typically start moving much slower and feeding less aggressive until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, get out fishing early and late and cast in the shallows. When the sun is up it will be time to get out into deeper water, try fishing some drop offs and deep channel bends.
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 affects of the moon on freshwater fish and game are at a minimum right now. There will be a new moon coming up here in a few days. The fisherman should never use this as an excuse to not get on the water. The affects of the moon can only enhance the outcome of a day's fishing not decrease potential catch for today. On days without the new or full moon, all other factors including weather, barometric pressure, wind and cloud cover will make up today's equation for success.

Sunrise:

04:38

Sunset:

18:32

Moon Phase:


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