Arizona is home to many incredible fishing spots that span across the state. From lakes to rivers, you are sure to find the perfect place whether you’re adventuring on your own, or hire a guide to help you land the big one. Check out these five top fishing spots in Arizona:
Scorpion Bay Marina, Lake Pleasant, Peoria
Scorpion Bay Marina on Lake Pleasant provides boat rentals, mountain views, many species of fish including largemouth bass, striper bass, white bass, crappie, channel catfish, and tilapia, as well as guided fishing trips with Hook Up Tackle Outfitters, Reel Em In Adventures or other great local outfitters.
Approved outfitters have guides that are licensed through the Arizona Game and Fish Department and most are fully certified in first aid and CPR. Guides supply gear, lifejackets, reels, poles and bait and can accommodate all ages and skill levels. Hook Up Tackle Outfitters is a full-service fly shop, renting rods, reels, bait, and accessories, and Reel Em In Adventures is known for taking you straight to the “honey hole” to catch some stripers.
Address: 10970 Peninsula Blvd, Morristown, AZ 85342
Alamo Lake, Wenden
Head west to Alamo State Park to experience the beautiful mountain views of Alamo Lake. Home to several fish species including crappie, sunfish, and catfish, Alamo Lake is one of the best places in Arizona to fish for largemouth bass year-round.
Address: Alamo Rd., Wenden, AZ 85357
Parker Canyon Lake, Patagonia
Located in southeastern Arizona, Parker Canyon Lake contains warm and cold water fish species including rainbow trout, catfish, bass, and sunfish. It also provides you with all the resources you need to make your next fishing trip a success with its fishing pier, country store and snacks.
Address: 9000 S. Parker Canyon Rd., Elgin, AZ 85611
Lee’s Ferry at Glen Canyon, Page
Lee’s Ferry at Glen Canyon will take your breath away with its red sandstone cliffs and gorgeous desert backdrop. If you’re a fly fisherman looking to land some rainbow trout in areas ranging from very shallow to very deep, then Lee’s Ferry is the perfect place for you.
Address: Spencer Trail, Marble Canyon, AZ 86036
Lower Salt River, Mesa
Check out the stretch of river located below Saguaro Lake for the only cold-water trout fishery in the U.S. that’s located in a desert. The lower Salt River contains rainbow trout, largemouth bass, sunfish, and catfish and is open for fishing year-round.
Address: 13020 Bush Highway, Mesa AZ 85215
Scorpion Bay is Arizona’s premier floating playground, offering everything from daily pontoon and ski boat rentals to slips for harboring your yacht (or dinghy). Come for the fishing or come for the frolicking—either way, incredible mountain views, fantastic dining and world-class marina services await less than an hour out of Phoenix. https://www.scorpionbayaz.com/