LAKE PLEASANT: (Lake elevation 1,695 feet, 89 % full).
June 15 report from Barry Worman, I just wanted to give an update on the striper fishing at Lake Pleasant the last week. The water temperature is anywhere from 77-79 degrees depending where you are on the lake. The striper are slowly starting to move out to deeper water. Most anglers are catching the fish between 60-85 feet with some anglers catching them at 100 feet.
This is normal going into the hot summer months. The fish want the colder water but most importantly the oxygen in the deeper water. Guys are now starting to fish the southern end of the lake.
The dropshot rig with frozen anchovies is still the most common and consistent way to catch these fish. If youre able to net some threadfin shad, that will always do very well for the striper bite. Now that the water is warming up, anglers are seeing more top water and boil action. This seems to be most consistent at sunrise and sunset in the coves around the lake right now with boils lasting 5-10 minutes.
Casting Ricos, Jr Spooks, Kastmasters, or paddle tail swim baits have been very successful. The fishing will only get better going into the summer and night fishing has been very good. The following picture is from Jack Anderson who went a couple nights ago and did very well night fishing with friends and family.
Have fun on the water everybody!