This Weeks Show
Arizona Bass Fishing
Location: Saguaro Lake; Near Mesa, Arizona
Guide: The Arizona Fishing Guides [ 480-772-8460 | thearizonafishingguides.com]
We’re back in Arizona again this year for Johns vacation, and we are trying to boat a trophy bass in one of Arizona’s fertile bass fisheries, Saguaro Lake. This lake is one of the top 100 bass fishing lakes in the country, and the state record is just under 17 pounds! This lake is just northeast of Mesa, and is part of a 4 lake chain, and is located inside of the Tonto National forest.
We’ve got our Arizona guide, Ron Johnson showing us the way, as well as Andy Wundrock from Baitmate Fish Attractants & Bill Morgan from Johnsonville Brats. Ron is a professional bass angler touring in the Bassmaster Opens, he’s also a Fishing Guide for many lakes in the greater Phoenix area.
Southern bass are well known to grow gigantic, and it’s not unreasonable to expect someone in your group to boat a personal best. We’re using our all-time favorite bass bait, the Kalin’s Wack-O worm, while our guide is using a jig. Ron tells us that unlike the northern bass that spawn in during a specific time of year, these bass spawn across a lot longer period of time, so we can catch bass in all three phases of the spawn. This makes it great for lure selection, because you can use just about anything you like to use.
Where we were fishing