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!
Best Fishing Times for Apache Lake near Apache Junction, Arizona
Write a Report
Best Fishing Times: 4:34AM to 6:34AM
Alternate Fishing Times: 11:22AM to 1:22PM
Fishing Apache Lake, AZ on 6/17/2019 will be best from 4:34AM through 6:34AM. If that time won’t work for you, 11:22AM to 1:22PM looks promising. Remember to adjust these times based on barometric pressure, and weather changes.
Weather for Apache Lake
Fishing Hot Spots near Apache Lake
"Fished the no motor area just east of the marina. My 1st fish was a 3 1/2lb. bass then 3 large..." Canyon Lake
"The Horse Mesa Dam is falling apart - chunks of concrete the size of a bus were sucked into the..." Horse Mesa Dam
"While it’s true that the bass here don't grow to lunker proportions (5lbs+) you can however find..." Bartlett Reservoir
About Best Fishing Times for Apache Lake near Apache Junction
For you next fishing outing to Apache Lake refer to our Fishing Times
chart to determine when the fish are expected to be most active based on solunar tables and our detailed fishing calendar. We developed and refined a complex algorithm that tells you when the fish are expected to most active in relation to the moon phase, sunrise, sunset, and more. We'll tell you what times are ideal, as well as the next best times to fish
Apache Lake. We do the complex work so you can make the most of your time fishing. If you're looking to fish in the general area be sure to check out Hot Spots
tab to see where the fish are biting.