Upper Goldwater Lake Fishing Report near Prescott, Arizona

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Goldwater catfish

on August 27th

We caught a 25inch channel cat at 9:45PM on 8-24-12 on 6lb. test and a hotdog.

Location Details
Species Caught: Channel Catfish
Weight: 10lbs, Length: 25in.
Air Temp: 70 °F

Fishing Tips for Goldwater Lake

on March 12th

Grubs and worms fished under bobbers will work awesomely for record size panfish (the state record hybrid sunfish was caught here). In fact those two baits can catch just about everything in the lake. You could consider using spinners, crankbaits, jigs, and soft plastics for bass and trout though. The best way to catch the catfish is to fish after dark on the bottom with worms, shrimp, stink bait, and dead fish. The best time to fish here is in the spring and fall when the trout are being stocked. The rest of the year the fishing is so so. This lake is perfect for small boats like kayaks, canoes, or float tubes. Tight Lines!


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