Fishing Report

Fishing ReportAugust 1st Fishing Report: The water temperature is 87 degrees and Waddell Dam has finally started releasing water. That is a big deal, it is an important aspect in creating current in the lake. Shad Fry have hatched and are being chased by schooling striper all over the northern part of the lake. It is important to match the profile of the bait that is in your fishing area. Night fishing continues to gain momentum, especially during low moon phase periods.

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Does catching a heck of a lot of fish while videoing your fishing experience sound exciting to you? Want to get on a school of fish and see how many of your group are fighting a fish simultaneously? Call today so we can plan a fishing adventure today using HD cameras, the latest in fishing gear and an enjoyable guide.  Check out our YouTube Channel: Striper Snatcher to see some of our fishing adventures caught on video.

Derrick Franks is an Arizona Licensed fishing guide and will provide a unique fishing experience on Lake Pleasant for striped bass.  Derrick is a source of information for fishing on Lake Pleasant through fishing reports, social media and various radio programs throughout the state of Arizona.  He uses beginner friendly techniques that allow novice fisherman to catch a lot of fish.

The fishing service he provides consists of a 4 hour trip in the morning, evening or nite, and includes bait and tackle, soft drinks and ice. Basically all you need when you arrive is your Arizona fishing license. I can accommodate 3 guests on my bass boat and my rate for the guided trip is a flat rate of $300 for 3 guests.  That’s right, the most economical fishing opportunity is here so come on and join in the adventure!  Lake Pleasant is conveniently located 45 minutes from downtown phoenix and is a popular boating destination for boaters in the valley.  Come relax and drift along the Sonoran desert banks and see the desert wildlife in their habitat.

While in town for spring training, come on Lake Pleasant for a fishing adventure Arizona style.  The weather is perfect and the Arizona stars are out at night and the night fishing is red hot right now.