Fishing Season: Year Round, Trout Stocking in Winter

Canyon Lake - AZ

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

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Orvis Phoenix 's Tip of the Week

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Map of Canyon Lake

5-Day Outlook as of 7/14/21

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Techniques & Tips as of 7/14/21

If targeting stocked trout strip a bugger or leech pattern on a full sink Type III line. Bass could still be in 8 - 10 feet near shore.Try olive/baby bass streamers.

Local Species Available Year Round, Trout Stocking in Winter

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    Rainbow Trout

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    Yellow Bass

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    Largemouth Bass

Orvis Phoenix 's Recommended Fly Patterns

"Must-have" fly fishing patterns in descending order of importance:

Name: Colors: Size(s):
Turpin Messy Minnow Shad 1/0
May's Clearwater Crayfish Brown 4
Schultzy's S4 Sculpin Rainbow 1/0

Turpin Messy Minnow

A great minnow fly pattern that works well on sea trout and brook trout.

Orvis Phoenix 's Recommended Gear

Description: About Canyon Lake

Canyon Lake is part of the Salt River Chain of Lakes. Canyon is know to produce some of the biggest Largemouth Bass in the state. It is also stocked with rainbow trout throughout the winter and has resident yellow bass and sunfish. The Boulder Cove area near the marina is a perfect spot to launch a float tube, pontoon or kayak and get your trout fix on in the winter months. If you are looking to target bass think about throwing big articulated streamers that resemble a rainbow trout. Fly Anglers have caught some bass over 10lbs during the winter months.

Nearest Airport:



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Best Time to Fish:

Mid day

Best Stretch:

Boulder Cove

Best Access:

Boulder Cove