Apache Lake Fishing Guide

Apache Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in Arizona and fishing can be pretty awesome here as it offers multiple fishing habitats. Apache Lake covers 17 miles where you can fish in the reeds of a secluded cove, explore the many caves and cliffs throughout the lake.

Apache Lake is a little further out and you have to drive on dirt roads to get there, but it's well worth, plus there's less people at the lake as well.

Apache Lake, known for it's Bass fishing, there's plenty of 2- to 4-pound largemouth bass as well as smallmouth bass.

Apache Lake Amenities

Apache Lake Marina


Boat Rental

Boat Launch Ramp

Convenience Store

Bait, Tackel & Gear

Popular Types of Fish at Apache Lake

Apache Lake offers a wide variety of fish for Anglers such as Walleye, Largemouth Bass, Yellow Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Crappie, Bluegill/Sunfish and Channel Catfish. Apache Lake coves, located on the north shore, includes: Amethyst, Castle Rock, Burnt Rock Hideout are great places for spinnerbaits, topwater lures and rip baits can harbor anything from smallmouth bass to crappie fish.


Flathead Catfish




Common Carp






Yellow Bass

Highly Recommended Bait, Tackle & Gear 

Directions to Apache Lake

Getting to Apache Lake is a little tougher than other nearby lakes and making it less populated. Apache Lake is about an hour plus drive from Apache Junction along State Highway 88. You can also access Apache Lake  by heading south on State Highway 88 from Roosevelt Dam off State Highway 188. Please be aware the which ever route you go, you will be traveling on windy dirt roads, that are maintain, but alittle tougher after a storm, but well worth the drive.