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Apache

Rating - Fair   

Friday, Jan 13 2023
Water temperature are an average of 54 degrees. Sight-fishing still is difficult as water clarity remains minimal. Many species of fish can be found in the lake, including largemouth, smallmouth and yellow bass, crappie, sunfish, both channel and flathead catfish, walleye and carp. The Bass Fishing Is improving, bass will be caught top water lures and deep on jigs and crank bait and drop shots ( Robo Worms ). Catfish on your normal rigs with stink baits.

About

Located 65 miles east of Phoenix this is one of two reservoirs created by dams on the Salt River. This is a long, narrow lake with 41 miles of shoreline along its 17-mile length.With an area of 2,568 acres and a maximum depth of 266 feet, this is a great place for trolling or using a fish finder to locate schools of many different species of fish.Apache lake is home to largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie, walleye, rainbow trout, and smallmouth bass, all popular sporting and eating species.The lake has open water all year and anglers can fish all 12 months.

Techniques & Tips

Angling methods are as varied as the species of fish inhabiting the lake. Trout anglers can have success tossing dry flies from the shore from late spring to late autumn. Though its warm in the winter, trout prefer wet flies in the traditional winter months.Walleye hit on jigs, minnows, and other live bait and can be caught trolling with mid-size Rapalas at a slow speed.Sunfish and crappie will hit on waxworms, red wigglers, and small chunks of nightcrawler attached on number 10 or smaller hooks and fished with drop shot rigs, under bobbers, or off the bottom.Bass, both smallmouth and largemouth can be caught from shore on worms and some topwater lures, but work best from boats using plastic worms, buzz baits, poppers, or crankbaits tossed into slow-moving areas of the reservoir with good amounts of shoreline vegetation.





Friday, Jan 13 2023




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Apache


Rating - Fair

Water temperature are an average of 54 degrees. Sight-fishing still is difficult as water clarity remains minimal. Many species of fish can be found in the lake, including largemouth, smallmouth and yellow bass, crappie, sunfish, both channel and flathead catfish, walleye and carp. The Bass Fishing Is improving, bass will be caught top water lures and deep on jigs and crank bait and drop shots ( Robo Worms ). Catfish on your normal rigs with stink baits.

About

Located 65 miles east of Phoenix this is one of two reservoirs created by dams on the Salt River. This is a long, narrow lake with 41 miles of shoreline along its 17-mile length.With an area of 2,568 acres and a maximum depth of 266 feet, this is a great place for trolling or using a fish finder to locate schools of many different species of fish.Apache lake is home to largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie, walleye, rainbow trout, and smallmouth bass, all popular sporting and eating species.The lake has open water all year and anglers can fish all 12 months.

Techniques & Tips

Angling methods are as varied as the species of fish inhabiting the lake. Trout anglers can have success tossing dry flies from the shore from late spring to late autumn. Though its warm in the winter, trout prefer wet flies in the traditional winter months.Walleye hit on jigs, minnows, and other live bait and can be caught trolling with mid-size Rapalas at a slow speed.Sunfish and crappie will hit on waxworms, red wigglers, and small chunks of nightcrawler attached on number 10 or smaller hooks and fished with drop shot rigs, under bobbers, or off the bottom.Bass, both smallmouth and largemouth can be caught from shore on worms and some topwater lures, but work best from boats using plastic worms, buzz baits, poppers, or crankbaits tossed into slow-moving areas of the reservoir with good amounts of shoreline vegetation.


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