Arizona offers such a diverse fishing spots. Up in the northern country you have cooler weather and down near the Mexico border you have heat with less water. There are some of the best places to fish in the country with plenty of lakes and rivers. In Arizona, there are many options in fishing styles. The natural beauty of the desert and high country landscape and plenty of sunshine. Nowhere else in the country can you find as many days of nice fishing weather as in Arizona.
The Big Lake in the White Mountains offers some of the state’s best large-mouth bass and rainbow trout. Crescent Lake has a beautiful supply of brook trout. Avid fisherman will travel for many miles to get to these lakes, for they offer nice temperatures year round.
The Alamo Lake which was created due by the Alamo dam, is in the southwest part of Arizona. There you will find catfish, sunfish and tilapia; a fishermen dream to catch these.
Another good fishing spot is the Colorado River with its many outlets and inlets around the state you are sure to find the perfect fishing spots for striped bass, crappie, sunfish. Catfish seem to be the most popular fish that come from the river but sometimes depending on where your hook lands; you may pull up some beautiful rainbow trout or largemouth bass as well.
No matter what your tastes are in fish; you are sure to find something in the beautiful Arizona & Colorado areas are great places to fish!
A little fishing humor by Robert Crawford
Most people think that fishing is fishing. You buy a fishing rod, put some line on it, you buy some bait, and then you cast it in the water and pull in a fish. Let me tell you my friends, this is not true fishing. Anyone who is a true fisherman (or fisherwoman) can confirm this. And of all the fisherman out there, the ones that fish for bass can really attest to the addiction.
Once you become a bass fisherman, there is almost no help for you. You open your tackle box and you have your wife’s make-up color palette beat hands down. What other man could keep a serious face talking about chartreuse? Not to mention the pet names that float across the water when he has hooked a “nice ‘un”. If the wifey was around and heard that all the names he used to call her were now reserved for a set of fins and gills, forget the couch, he is about to see much more of his bass boat because that’s his new bed.
Aside from the emotional strain it may put one in off the water, nothing trumps the addiction’s monetary side effects. As much as women get the blame for spending a lot of money on “needless things”, one has not seen the true offender until they have been involved with a bass addict. What woman needs 15-25 different colors of the same shoe? Translate that into bass lures, and a grown man will dream of the newest color that has hit the sporting good shelves. So what if he already has 17 of the same lure in different shades, and multiples of each?!
If any of you have been affected, or know someone who has, please lend them a shoulder. Make sure your wallet or purse is in eyeshot while you are there, the culprit may need some new fishing hooks.