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July 22, 2022
Fly Fishing For Carp in Arizona
The Fly fishing in and around Phoenix has been really good! we are catching Carp consistently and have been letting the trout get a little rest with the high temperatures we have been having. When the weather get hot its a great time to target Carp with the fly rod!
July 19, 2022
Bass/ Canal Carp Phoenix Fishing Report
Client turned friend Matthew Bernucca came down for a full day trip. We started nice and early at Bartlett and did well on poppers fishing for bass. Then we headed to the canals to throw dries at carp in the canals. Had an awesome time carp fishing in Phoenix.
July 15, 2022
Carp fishing has been good in the canals. Some high water has proved our swinging technique to be the meal ticket. Dries are still working as well.
June 26, 2022
Trout fly fishing
the trout bite isnon in the cool temperature mountains. Come and check out the beautiful country. Arizona has some if the best small stream fishing in the southwest and only about 1.5 hours from sky harbor international airport. custom trips available
June 15, 2022
Air temps are in the 100's and water is in the 80's.. That cannonky meannone thing, carp in the flats! Plez water is pumper from the colorado river, so its gin clear almost always. THis is great for sighting carp but they can equally see you! THe carp seemed to be non existent until about 2pm. I fished my areas where the carp always are, and they werent there! so, we kept fishing and scouting. Once 2 hit, we stated seeing them. Now ive always said that carp like it hot, i guess 10am isnt warm enough haha. We would hang off the bank, i would pole in the shallows and use trolling motor in the deep. All the carp we saw were in about 3' of water and were actively feeding. Tails up, face down, one had its back out of the water, Thats awlays fun. drag and drop!
June 8, 2022
Poppers and bass
Well, the early summer morning bite is on for largemouth bass here in Phoenix. Seems like the earlier the better during & after a full moon and any other time, the bite occured a little later in the morning, about 7 am.
All fish were caught on white basic poppers, tied by Josh Medill here locally. Saw lots of blue gills out there too. So, bring a sharpie to color up your white flies. greens and yellows flies would help imitate them.
THe bass still want the fly near where they are boiling. So, be ready to chase boils. And remeber, a single fish jumping is probably a carp. Youll know when bass are working shad..
May 27, 2022
had a fun trip today with a local. He caught lits of fish all in the dry. Tons of shots. We fished in the morning and were off the water before it got too hot. get out there and fish
May 23, 2022
Grass carp on dry flies
The carp are still eating flies off the top. These carp really thrive in the heat. So expect very actively feeding fish. A very accurate cast will go a long way here. Getting the carps attention is vital, so dont be afraid of a slap happy cast.. cover ground and stay hydrated. its hot and gonna get worse. I always cover my skin rather than sunscreen. Big hat and good glasses are a must. Luckily canals are all in town so cold drink are jever far away. Be looking for "heads" that are rising fish.
May 23, 2022
Bartlett lake bass on a fly
We are entering the time of year when bass are super active on top water in the dusk hours. Which is oerfect as we are in the triple digit days. Dont let the hot weather fool you, this is my favorite time if the year to fish!
Start the day by throwing white or shad colored poppers. You really have to find the boils and get the fly in front of the pursuing bass.
once you stop seeing boils, swich to a streamer. Bartlett is notorious for Silverside Shad, these shad have a green hue and a very distinct lateral line. Be sure to use a fly that replicates this, as these bass can be particular. Fish a retireve that really show the fly off. A hungry bass is gonna hit a foy at any pace, if it wants it bad enough. Good luck and let me know how it goes