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Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, walleye, bluegill, green sunfish, redear sunfish, tilapia and striped bass at Martinez Lake in Arizona.
Martinez Lake, AZ

Located on the Colorado River along the Arizona-California border, north of Yuma AZ, Martinez Lake is easily accessed via the Imperial Dam Road west off US Highway 95. The lake is a 600-acre impoundment off the Colorado River, which meanders its way south to drain into the ocean.

Primary fish species residing in Martinez Lake

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Black crappie Walleye Bluegill Sunfish Redear Sunfish Tilapia Striped bass

Bass Fishing at Martinez Lake, AZ.

If you like to fish current or venture into backwaters to find bass, Martinez Lake is your kind of place. The lake is a flooded area on the Arizona side of the Colorado River. Some bass are caught in the lake, but the vast majority of bass anglers venture up river from the lake itself to find bass in vegetation along the river banks. Use heavy line and prepare for a battle if you hook one of the bigger fish that live in this fast-moving current. They are strong and want to let you know it, once hooked.

Martinez Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

MCCS Lake Martinez Recreation Area & RV Park - 928 269-2262

Fisher's Landing Resort Campground - 928 782-7049

Martinez Lake AZ Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Martinez Lake
Fisher's Landing Resort & Campground
10882 Swede Way
Yuma, AZ 85636
928 782-7049

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Martinez offers back-water bass fishing plus a chance to fish current in the Colorado River.

Fishing at Martinez Lake, in Arizona.