Canyon Lake is home to big bass and the state for bass at over 16 pounds 7.68 ounces caught back in 1997 was caught here at Canyon Lake. Canyon Lake is known for its giant largemouth bass and gorgeous skyscraping canyons that offers spectacular views.
Canyon Lake is nestled amongst the mysterious and rugged Superstition Mountain and is a bass fishing jewel of the Arizona Desert. Canyon Lake has a water surface area of 950 acres and is the third and smallest of four lakes created along the Salt River. However, be-aware the Canyon Lake get pretty crowded during the summertime as it is so close to the Phoenix Metropolitan area.
Canyon Lake Amenities
Popular Types of Fish at Canyon Lake
Canyon Lake offers a wide variety of fish for Anglers such as Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Bass, White Bass, Striped Bass, Walleye, Blue Gill, Crappie, Sunfish, Crappie, Catfish and the always favorite Carp.
Fishing for Bass at Canyon Lake , use 4-inch plastic worms or live night crawlers and small grubs are the top of the bait and tackle list year-round long.
Topwater fishing at Canyon Lake is generally good early and late in the day and anytime the lake water temperature rises above 60 degrees.
White Bass Fish
Highly Recommended Bait, Tackle & Gear
Directions to Canyon Lake
Located on the Salt River in central Arizona, Canyon Lake is an easy 45 minute drive northwest of Apache Junction AZ on State Highway 88.