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 This Week’s Fishing Report   

February 16th 


See Detailed Fishing Report Below!

From Licensed Professional Arizona Fishing Guide, Expert Fishing Instructor and 

Member of Duckett Fishing's Pro Staff

Mike Strole

"The Fish Whisperer”

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April Warnecke, of Arizona's Family, Featured Professional Fishing Guide Mike Strole “The Fish Whisperer” At Lake Pleasant and actually caught a Striper during their interview.

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Lake Pleasant

Water Levels, Surface Water Temperature, and Weather Report

The Lake is currently 88.6% of capacity and is stable CAP is not currently pumping water into the lake. The Surface Water Temperature is in the  the 57 to 60 degree range. Day time high tempertures will be near 70-72 degrees throughout the week . Temperatures will reach the The morning low temperatures will be in the 40’s. You will need to locate the Largemouth, Stripers, and White Bass as they move to adjust to the changing water conditions as they relate to water temperature, current and water color as they prepare for the spawn. So, be flexible and adjust your bait selections and presentations to match the changes that are occuring on the lake. The Largemouth, Stripers, And White Bass Caught Last Week, Were All Healthy, Well Fed, And Are Preparing For This Season's Spawn. 

HDS Lawrence Touch Screen With Down & Side Imaging     

(1) It takes quality state of the art electronics, 

(2) a knowledge of the lake, (3) and the skill and experience to locate the fish, (4) make the right bait selection and presentation, (5) a detailed knowledge of fish behaviors their seasonal habits, and feeding patterns to catch nice fish like the fish shown in this report. 

Mike Has Over 50 Years Of Experience In Doing Just That On Arizona Lakes.

Lake Pleasant Fishing Report

      Striper, White Bass, Largemouth

Here Is Just A Few Of The Fish Caught On Some Of Our Recent Trips

They Are Healthy And Preparing For The Spawn

Check Out The Fishing Tips Listed Below In The Largemouth Section Of This Report 

At The Bottom Of This Page.   


Stripers & White Bass

   The Water Levels Are Stable As The Water Temperatures Continue Approach th 70+ Range. You Will Need To Be Flexible And Adjust Your Bait Selections To Reflect The Changes That Are Occurring To The Water Level, Surface Water Temperature, And Color In The Water Column. Also, Be Aware Of The Changes In The Thermocline. You Should Also, Consider The Depth That You Find The Fish When You Select Your Baits And Their Presentations That You Are Going To Use At That Depth. The Color, Size, Depth, And Action of The Baits You Select Will Be Crucial.  If You Are Going To Be Successful In Catching Fish. Baits To Consider Would Include: Ned Rigs, Drop Shot Rigs, Alabama Rigs, Chatterbaits, Cranks, Spinnerbaits, Spoons, Swimbaits, Jerk Baits, And Carolina Rigs Just To Name A Few. 

Here is Just A Sample Of The Stripers Caught On Jigs, A Rigs, Spoons, Drop Shot Rigs, And Swimbaits

Bait Fishing Using Live Shad Or Cut Anchovies, Fished On A Modified Drop Shot Rig In The 30 To 60 foot depths can also produce fish.

 Trolling A Rigs With Swimbaits, Throwing Suspending Jerk Baits Can Produce Good Results. Casting A Rigs especially from the shallows to depths of 20 to 35 feet in the backs of coves, off points, and along transitions in the Northern Coves will also put fish (like the ones shown above) in the boat. 

Here Are Just A Few Pictures Of Some Of Our Happy Customers. As You Can See, They Are Not Only Holding Some Nice Fish They are Also Wearing Some Pretty Big Smiles.


Vertical jigging 1 Ounce Trend Setter Jigging Spoons In Yellow And White Have Also Proven To Be Successful During Mid Day, And Even Into The Late Afternoon In  Depths From 50 to 80ft. 

Bass Fishing Report For Lake Pleasant

You Can Catch Nice Largemouth Like The Ones Shown Below By Casting And Slow Rolling Paddle Tail Swimbaits, Chatterbaits, Suspending Jerkbaits. Drop Shot Riggs Using Robo Worms. Senkos Fished Wacky Style, Spinnerbaits, Jigs, Spoons, A Rigs, Carolina Rigs, And Texas Rigged Plastics Will Also Produce Quality Fish. Remdmber to Slow Down Your Presentations Due To The Lower Water Temperatures. You will find Bass on under water humps. ledges, secondary points, or transitions in the shallows to the 40+ foot depth. 

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Check out  my you tube videos at Mike Strole on You Tube for tips on drop shot, swim bait rigs, and my favorite spoons.