Lake Pleasant

Discussion in 'ARIZONA LAKES / RESERVOIRS TALK' started by RandallRandazzle, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. RandallRandazzle

    RandallRandazzle New Member

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    Anyone catfish at Lake Pleasant? I'm thinking the NW coves and the channel inlet area should be good fishing.
     
  2. SilencedMajority

    SilencedMajority New Member

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    There are some Arizona members on here that have good success there for flatheads, and I think they get to their bank spot by kayak.

    I've caught plenty of 10"-18" channel cats with anchovies while fishing for stripers at night.

    I hear the Agua Fria arm is a good place to check out for flatheads. Make sure there isn't a bald eagle nesting closure though.
     

  3. AZflats

    AZflats New Member

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    river should be open.
     
  4. Zonaman

    Zonaman New Member

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    Do any of you have luck fishing Pleasant during the daylight hours? Are there different techniques for daytime catfishing?

    Thanks.
     
  5. AZflats

    AZflats New Member

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    Drift fishing will work.. Pleasant has a lot of nice channel cats... Just set you baits to drift a few feet off the bottom... More than likely if you get into fish, it will be a mixed bag with stripers and channel cats..
     
  6. Waterdawg

    Waterdawg New Member

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  7. RandallRandazzle

    RandallRandazzle New Member

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    Bank Fishing update:
    Northwest Cove/Castle Hot Springs Bridge- JS, mainly just lost terminal tackle
    Scorpion Point fishing towards breakwater- no luck for channels, pulled in a half dozen eatin size stripers, a ton of crawdads, a couple small panfish. Caught 1/4 of a 20 oz gatorade bottle of scorpions.... location accurately named.
     
  8. RandallRandazzle

    RandallRandazzle New Member

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    I dunno, they smell a little like burnt popcorn when introduced to Mr. Lantern. These weren't eatin size anyway (at least by Andrew Zimmern standards).
     
  9. GwillE

    GwillE New Member

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    thanks for the update! what kinda bait were you using?