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How To Find Amazing Arizona Bass Fishing

Aug 17, 2007
While bass fishing is popular throughout the United States, most people think of fishing as a sport that is mostly enjoyed by people in the far north, the far south, or the Midwest area of the country. Though the state doesn't quite fit any of these categories, Arizona bass fishing is quite an industry, and there are several lakes in the state that offer a fine crop.

Lake Pleasant offers some excellent fishing, with 114 miles of shoreline encompassing 23,662 acres of fishing, camping, and boating. Dammed from the Agua Fria River, this impoundment is fed by both the Agua Fria and the Colorado Rivers, per changes made and a new dam built in 1993 to help redirect water to the central and southern parts of the state. The reinfusement of water into the area has led to a virtual boom of bass in the area, making it a great new location for bass fishing. You'll find striped bass, white bass, and largemouth bass is plentiful, with smaller numbers of smallmouth at times. Lake Pleasant is located about 30 miles from Phoenix, making it a convenient day trip when on vacation in the area.

For another great Arizona bass experience, you can visit Lake Powell, created and named after civil-war veteran Major John Wesley Powell with the building of the Glen Canyon Dam from 1956-1966. This lake is incredible, with around 2,000 miles of shoreline and a depth of nearly 570 feet when full to capacity. It follows the river gorge and is full of fishing opportunity. There are a number of common game fish that are popular among anglers, not the least of which are small- and largemouth bass and striped bass. With several full service marinas as well as dirt access roads and primitive launching sites, the lake covers a land surface of over 160,000 acres and rises to 3,700 feet above sea level. Not only will you find great bass fishing here; you'll also enjoy visiting a unique lake environment.

Theodore Roosevelt Lake, named for the dam that creates it, is a huge reservoir that also yields excellent fishing opportunities. Once the largest manmade lake in the world, Roosevelt covers over 17,000 acres branching from Tonto Creek and the Salt River. There is a wildlife refuge area here, so be sure to observe all rules and regulations. However, you can also enjoy some serious fishing for largemouth and smallmouth bass, as well as several other popular game species. Because the water here is warm throughout the year, the fish grow fast, and you'll find some trophies, especially in the shallow brushy bays where spawning is rampant.
About the Author
Dan Eggertsen is a fishing researcher and enthusiast who is commited to providing the best bass fishing information possible. Get more information on Arizona bass fishing here: http://www.askbassfishing.com/
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