Fishing At Saguaro Lake
AKA: Lake Saguaro
Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, rainbow trout, walleye, bluegill and yellow bass at Saguaro Lake in Arizona.
A picturesque, 1,200-acre reservoir, Saguaro Lake is the last of four lakes on the Salt River chain of lakes, in central Arizona. It is an easy 45 minute drive northwest of Mesa AZ on State Highway 87 to the Bush Highway turnoff. The marina offers boat rentals and has a nice restaurant for lunch or dinner overlooking the water. Camping is limited, most requiring boat access, with limited facilities.
In summer months get up early if you want to fish or go boating at Saguaro on the weekends. Often the parking lot is full by 6:00am and no other boats will be allowed into the lake parking areas.
Josh Schreck of Gilbert, AZ likes his new favorite lure, a spinnerbait. This big bass took it very shallow and made his day!
Primary fish species residing in Saguaro Lake
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Bass fishing at Saguaro Lake
Bass fishing here can vary from real tough to really good. It is a deep canyon lake with relatively cleat water. Very little brush or vegetation resides in the lake, so bass tend to use rock structures as holding and feeding areas. Light line and small, finesse baits catch the bulk of the fish here. However, at times you can have luck with crankbaits, spinnerbaits, top water, jerk baits and a host of soft plastic lures.
Trout fishing at Saguaro Lake
Arizona Game & Fish Department stocks rainbow trout at the marina and at Butcher Jones Beach.
Saguaro Lake Amenities
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: VIA BOAT
RV Hookups: NO
Convenience Store: NO
Bait & Tackle: NO
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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Bagley Flat Campground (via boat) - 480 610-3300
Saguaro Lake AZ Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Restaurant & Marina
14011 N Bush Hwy #2
Mesa, AZ 85215
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Saguaro Lake in Arizona.
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Saguaro is fast becoming on of the premier trophy bass lakes in AZ.