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Best Arizona Fishing Lakes

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Top places to fish for bass, catfish, crappie and more in AZ.

Alamo Lake, Apache Lake, Big Lake, Canyon Lake, Chevelon Canyon Lake, Lake Pleasant, Roosevelt Lake and Saguaro Lake are the most popular places for fishing in Arizona, offering anglers the chance to pursue a variety of fish species.

  • Alamo Lake
  • Apache Lake
  • Ashurst Lake
  • Bartlett Lake
  • Big Lake
  • Canyon Lake
  • Chevelon Canyon Lake
  • Fool Hollow Lake
  • Hawley Lake
  • Horseshoe Lake
  • Lake Havasu
  • Lake Mary
  • Lake Mead
  • Lake Mohave
  • Lake Pleasant
  • Lake Powell
  • Lees Ferry
  • Lyman Lake
  • Martinez Lake
  • Patagonia Lake
  • Roosevelt Lake
  • Saguaro Lake
  • San Carlos Lake
  • Tempe Town Lake
  • Willow Springs Lake
  • Woods Canyon Lake
Best Bass Lakes

Alamo Lake, Apache Lake, Bartlett Lake, Lake Havasu, Lake Mead, Patagonia Lake, Roosevelt Lake and Saguaro Lake are considered the best options for largemouth and smallmouth bass. More...

Popular Catfish Lakes

Alamo Lake, Bartlett Lake, Lake Mead, Lake Pleasant, Martinez Lake and Roosevelt Lake are favorite options for channel and flathead catfish. More...

Top Crappie Lakes

Alamo Lake, Canyon Lake, Lake Pleasant, Roosevelt lake, Saguaro Lake and San Carlos Lake are the most popular lakes for black and white crappie. More...

Favorite Sunfish-Panfish Lakes

Alamo Lake, Bartlett Lake, Lake Pleasant, Roosevelt Lake, Saguaro Lake and Tempe Town Lake are popular lakes to fish for bluegill, perch, white bass and other sunfish. More...

Best Walleye Lakes

Fools Hollow Lake, Show Low Lake and occasionally Apache Lake are considered the top lakes for walleye fishing. More...

Popular Trout Lakes

Chevelon Canyon Lake, Lees Ferry, Willow Springs Lake and Woods Canyon Lake are the favorite options for rainbow, brook and brown trout. More...

Top Striper Lakes

Lake Havasu, Lake Mead, Lake Mohave, Lake Pleasant and Lake Powell are the best options for striped bass and hybrid striped bass. More...

Visit the Arizona fishing page for links to information covering a wide variety of fish species and local fishing choices in the state. Visit the Arizona map to identify your best route to these top fishing locations. Look to our sister site for additional information about boating in AZ at many of the most popular lakes in the state.

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