Bass fishing reported good at Alamo Lake – At Alamo Lake west of Wickenburg, Game and Fish reports that bass fishing is picking up. Several anglers reported catching bass in the morning hours using crankbaits and spinnerbaits. One local angler has been catching anywhere from 10 to 15 bass every evening using plastic lizards. Working any bait in about 20 feet of water seems to be the hot ticket.
Crappie fishing is also pretty good. One angler stated that he caught 100 crappies before midnight. He stated that using minnows and crappie lights worked real well.
Cat fishing has been good in the upper part of the lake. Shrimp and night crawlers have been working well for the bait. The ranger station is selling minnows again.
Temperatures are still hitting the 100s, so bring sun block and drinks. The lake level is at 1,134 feet. The surface temp on the lake is still at 89 degrees. Cholla Ramp is still closed but the main ramp is working fine.
A 9.1-pound brown was stocked at Cataract Lake in northern Arizona. A 5.7-pound rainbow trout was stocked in Whitehorse Lake near Williams. An 8.3-pound rainbow and four 5.5 pounders were included in the stocking truck that visited Kaibab Lake and City Reservoir.
In addition, trout weighing up to a dozen or so pounds were stocked last week in other high country waters along the Mogollon Rim and in the White Mountains.
This ongoing stocking of the huge trout from hatchery show ponds this summer should provide an added incentive to escape the heat and visit the cool high mountain lakes of Arizona. This is also building up to some spectacular high country fishing this fall