Apache Lake near Apache Junction, Arizona
Apache Lake is best fished in spring and fall. Winter is a close third. You will probably be better off fishing in your bathtub during the summer. You can find lots of good shoreline fishing here because of the irregular shoreline. The best places to fish here are deep coves, extended points, and rocky cliffs. All the rocks found here make perfect places for crayfish. Coincidentally the crayfish population here is huge. Because of that the best lures or baits you can use are crayfish colored. The fishing in the lake used to be much better. In fact the smallmouth here used to be the best fishery in all of Arizona. Then golden algae came and wiped out the fish though. The lake is on the upswing but it’s not the best yet. Hopefully in a few years the lake will be returned to its former glory. Tight Lines!
Apache Lake Fishing near Apache Junction, Arizona
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Details for Apache Lake
Species Caught Here: None
Access: Public Property
Body of Water Type: Reservoir
Lat/Long: 33.590881 -111.343742
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Description for Apache Lake, Maricopa County, Arizona
Apache Lake is a reservoir located just 17 miles from Apache Junction, in Maricopa County, in the state of Arizona, United States, near Horse Mesa, AZ. Fishermen will find a variety of fish including carp, smallmouth bass, flathead catfish, catfish, rainbow trout, largemouth bass, sunfish, walleye and yellow bass here. Whether you’re spinning, fly fishing or baitcasting your chances of getting a bite here are good. So grab your favorite fly fishing rod and reel, and head out to Apache Lake.
For Fishing License purchase, fishing rules, and fishing regulations please visit Arizona Fish & Wildlife
Please remember to check with the local Fish and Wildlife department to ensure the stream is open to the public. Now get out there and fish! Check out our Fishing Times
chart to determine when the fish will be most active.