LAKE PLEASANT: (Lake elevation 1,695 feet, 92 % full).
This weekend (June 11 12) will be the last one of the season for motorized access to the Lake Pleasant Agua Fria boat ramp located off Table Mesa Road from I-17. Visitors will have vehicle access to the boat ramp from 5:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday and Sunday. Unlike previous weekends, the area will be closed Friday, June 10, and will close at noon on both Saturday and Sunday.
Anglers are reminded that regular Lake Pleasant Regional Park entrance fees apply, and you must have correct change. Following additional construction over the summer, the area is anticipated to re-open for motorized access this coming winter. For additional information, please visit the Maricopa County Parks and Recreation web page at www.maricopacountyparks.net.
Also, the eagle closure for the Agua Fria arm of Lake Pleasant is scheduled to be removed after June 15.
There is an excellent top-water bite for stripers and largemouth bass the first hour or two of daylight and the last hour of daylight. Nighttime anglers also have had success in the channel or coves anchoring in 40-80 feet of water and fishing with submersible lights. Keep in mind that during the June 20 full moon, these lights wont be as effective at drawing shad, and in turn, predators such as stripers.