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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, rainbow trout, bluegill and yellow bass at Tempe Town Lake in Arizona.

By Rick Seaman

Tempe Town Lake, AZ

Conveniently located in the heart of downtown, Tempe Town Lake is a two-mile-long reservoir which covers 225 surface acres. Access is easy via local freeways, city streets and the local light rail. The lake is home to bass, trout, catfish, crappie and sunfish. Walking paths line both sides of the lake, providing easy access for fishing from the bank - from one end to the other. Sail boats, electric powered boats and non-powered boats like canoes and kayaks are welcome here.

Tempe Town Lake, located in the heart of Tempe, Arizona, offers a unique fishing experience right in the midst of an urban setting. While primarily known for its recreational activities, including kayaking, paddleboarding, and boating, the lake also provides ample fishing opportunities for anglers of all ages and skill levels.

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The lake is home to a variety of fish species, with largemouth bass being one of the most popular targets for anglers. Other species that can be found in Tempe Town Lake include catfish, rainbow trout and tilapia. The diverse fish population ensures that anglers have a good chance of landing a catch, regardless of their preferred fishing techniques.

Primary fish species residing in Tempe Town Lake

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Rainbow trout Black crappie Bluegill Yellow Bass

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Tempe Town Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: NO
RV Hookups: NEARBY
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
Restaurant: NEARBY

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Boating on Tempe Town Lake is allowed with both non-motorized and electric-powered boats allowed. Anglers can rent kayaks or paddleboards to explore the lake's waters or bring their own non-gas-powered watercraft. Boating provides anglers with access to different areas of the lake and allows them to find their preferred fishing spots, whether near the shoreline or in deeper water.

Tempe Town Lake is particularly popular for its urban fishing program, which offers fishing clinics, educational activities, and stocked fish for anglers, especially youth and families. The lake is regularly stocked with rainbow trout during the cooler months, providing a fun and accessible fishing experience for beginners and seasoned anglers alike.

Fishing Boat Rentals

Tempe Boat Rentals
Rentals: Electric fishing boats and kayaks.
855 690-0794

Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Town Lake Marina Boat Launch
This is a nice two-lane boat launch ramp with docks and paved parking. Note: Electric motors only.
480 350-8034

Click here for a Arizona Fishing License.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Apache Palms RV Park Campground - 480 966-7399

Scottsdale RV Ranch - 480 945-7491

Tempe Town Lake AZ Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Tempe Town Lake
City of Tempe
480 350-4311


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