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Lake Pleasant Fishing Report 2022 [Tips, Spots, Pictures, Everything You Need to Know]

How To Fish Lake Pleasant

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Lake Pleasant is a large deep lake that sits just 43 miles away from Arizona’s largest city Phoenix.  Overall it’s a popular lake being nestled in the middle part of the state.  In this post you’re going to be given the blueprint to fish this lake.

 So what are the best tips for fishing Lake Pleasant?  There are three important factors you must know  if you want to know how to fish Lake Pleasant successfully. First, you need to know what kind of fish is in the lake. Second, it’s important for you to know which part of the lake each species can be found. Lastly, what are the best baits that work on Lake Pleasant.  Remember, tactics, baits, and locations will be different for each type of fish. So let’s talk about the steps you need to take in order to give you the best chance of catching a fish on Lake Pleasant.

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About Lake Pleasant

Lake Pleasant is a deep body of water with the average depth being 73 feet and a maximum depth of 210 feet when the lake is completely full. Being approximately 7 miles long and 2.5 miles across, the lake spans over 10,000 acres when completely full. This reservoir helps distribute water to all the southwest Phoenix agriculture farms.  

Located in the central part of Arizona, Lake Pleasant gives locals and visitors the opportunity to test their luck in catching one of the many game species this lake has to offer, such as White Bass, Striped Bass, Largemouth Bass, Channel Catfish, Bluegill, and much, much more!

What Kinds of Fish Are In Lake Pleasant?

  • White Bass
  • Striped Bass
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Bluegill
  • White Crappie
  • Black Crappie
  • Bigmouth Buffalo Fish
  • Channel Catfish
  • Flathead Catfish
  • Green Sunfish
  • Redear Sunfish
  • Tilapia

Key Details to Know About Lake Pleasant

Special Closures Areas or Dates:

Annual Bald Eagle Closure of Agua Fria Arm. Per Maricopa County Parks: “The annual Bald Eagle Closure is typically in effect from December 15 thru June 15. Access to the area is restricted (violators will be prosecuted) until the closure is lifted.”

Special /Annual Events:

4th of July Fireworks Celebration.

Pleasant Harbor – Live music at the Dillon’s Bayou restaurant and seasonal festivals.

Lake Pleasant Fishing Tips & General Fishing Strategies

It can be a challenge to break down Patagonia Lake and decide to get started. 

Getting started, Patagonia Lake is a clear-to-slightly stained water lake and fishing can be tough. 

There are two primary types of fishing structure in Patagonia Lake; hard structure and vegetation. Hard structure consists of boulders, rock piles, ledges, brush piles, man-made chunk rock banks, docks, and water diversion areas. There is an abundant amount of vegetation that grows in this lake in the form of shoreline tule thickets, submerged grass beds, and sometimes even floating vegetation mats. 

Patagonia Lake also offers long points that can drop into deeper water, as well as creek channel swings. 

Most of the fish such as bass, bluegill, crappie, and catfish will spawn in the spring.  Bass will spawn in 1’-15’-feet of water notably on rocky structure, gravel flats, humps, and small creek inlets and cuts.  

When the summer heat sets in, the bass, bluegill, and crappie will move to deeper water to approximately 15’-30’-feet of water. Focus on drops offs, channels, points, submerged humps. 

Deeper area with chunk rock ranging from baseball to basketball size will attract predatory fish like bass, crappie and catfish because it provides a safe area the prey (crayfish, bream, and minnows) can hide.

If you’re interested in learning how to fish for bass there is an article that dives into that exact topic. 

>> Learn More – How To Catch Bass – 57 Fool-Proof Methods To Start Bass Fishing [The Easy Way] – Click HERE

Trout are stocked at Patagonia Lake and can be found up shallow in the winter and spring after being stocked. However, trout will often suspend over deep water and more importantly in water temperatures that range from 55.5-56.5-degrees (which is typically around 40-50-feet deep).

Trout can be caught from shore, or by boat, kayak, or float tube.

Your best chances of catching deep suspending rainbow trout is by trolling a lure behind your boat or kayak. 

>> Learn More – If you want to learn more about how to troll for trout – click HERE

You can troll without a downrigger if the trout are holding higher in the water column, or you can troll your lure with a quality downrigger if you observe the trout holding in deep water.  

But Where Are The Best Places To Fish At Lake Pleasant?

It’s hard to decide what spot is the best at Lake Pleasant because there are so many spots to choose from.

DISCLAIMER:  The material provided is for general information purposes only. It’s important to understand that any information provided in this article can change at any time. Any maps or graphics featured are not to be used as navigational aids. Fishing Blueprint will not be responsible for any personal injury or property damage from any misuse of the maps or graphics provided.   It’s completely impossible to give you every single spot where you can potentially catch a fish.  But, what this list does do is to give you a helping hand and narrow down to the most productive fishing spots.

Just outside Lake Pleasant Harbor

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Fishing just outside Lake Pleasant Harbor can catch you an abundance of largemouth bass, striped bass, and crappie.  If the water is low, graph Waddell Cove and you’ll find bass and crappie suspended over submerged trees. Fishing around the tire line is also a great place to find striped bass and largemouth bass in the morning. Fishing the points and straights of the islands and coves are also good for largemouth bass.  It is not recommended you fish anywhere near the marina or boats. 

Some of the effective baits for this area include: soft plastic swimbaits, topwater walking baits (particularly the Super Spook), umbrella rigs, lipless crankbaits, large flutter spoons, and underspin jigs work great in this spot.

Located: southeast end of lake

Structural features: Submerged brush and timber. Large floating tires. 

Best species to target: Largemouth bass, striped bass, crappie

Most effective way to fish this spot: Boat, kayak, float tube

Jackass Cove

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Located just north of Lake Pleasant Harbor and marina Jackass Cove is a great spot to target largemouth bass, striped bass, and crappie. In the morning largemouth bass and striped bass will chase shad. Crappie will suspend over submerged brush in the middle of the cove.  This cove has a pretty deep channel and at night is a great catfishing and striped bass spot if you anchor over the mouth of the cove. 

Some of the effective baits for this area include: topwater walkers and poppers, drop shot, crankbaits, and quality jigs.

Located: east/southeast end of lake

Structural features: Submerged brush and timber. Deep channel. 

Best species to target: Largemouth bass, striped bass, catfish and crappie

Most effective way to fish this spot: Boat, kayak.

Aqua Fria Arm

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The Agua Fria arm of Lake Pleasant is the Agua Fria River which drains into the reservoir.  It’s only open to the public at certain times of the year. Closure is typically in effect from December 15th thru June 15th due to the state’s bald eagle breeding program. When it’s open the entire arm  can be productive. In the morning largemouth bass and stripers will chase shad around points and along the rocky cliff walls. Largemouth bass, white bass and crappie will hold over submerged brush during the day. Night fishing is great for catfish and stripers.  

Some of the effective baits for this area include: topwater baits, drop shot, deep diving crankbaits, lipless crankbaits, soft plastic swimbaits, umbrella rigs, and underspin jigs and good bass jigs.

Located: Northeast end of lake

Structural features: rocky points, drop offs, cliff walls, submerged brush/timber in the middle of the channel

Best species to target: Largemouth bass, striped bass, white bass, catfish and crappie 

Most effective way to fish this spot: Boat

Humbug Creek Arm

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This long cove is also a deep feeder arm into the lake. At times the fishing here can be extremely good. Meaning, sometimes you can catch a boat load of fish in less than an hour.  The north end of the cove holds submerged brush and timber which can be good for largemouth bass, white bass, bluegill and crappie.

At the middle of the cove and at the mouth is great for Largemouth and striped bass.  This also has a deep channel with many drop offs and it’s great for night fishing for catfish and stripers. 

Effective baits for this area include: topwater walkers and poppers, drop shot, crankbaits, soft plastic swimbaitsumbrella rigs, and underspin jigs and jigs.

Located: north end of lake

Structural features: Submerged brush and timber, rocky points, deep channel, drop offs, 

Best species to target: Best species to target: Largemouth bass, striped bass, white bass, catfish, bluegill, and crappie 

Most effective way to fish this spot: Boat

Castle Creek

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Located on the northwest section of the lake Castle Creek is the most shallow of the creek arms mentioned. Different parts of Castle Creek will be more effective at different times of the year. The mouth of the cove is excellent for largemouth bass, crappie and striped bass along the drop off, especially when the water is low.

The cove holds a large flood plane with a good amount of submerged brush and timber, along with submerged humps. In the back of the cove there are several feeder creeks that are excellent for largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, and white bass. These same feeder creeks are also great for nighttime catfishing.

Effective baits for this area include: topwater baits, drop shot, crankbaits, soft plastic swimbaits, and underspin jigs and jigs.

Located: Northwest end of the lake

Structural features: Submerged brush and timber, submerged humps, feeder creeks

Best species to target: Best species to target: Largemouth bass, striped bass, white bass, catfish, bluegill and crappie 

Most effective way to fish this spot: Boat, kayak, float tube. Shore fishing is also really good.

Around Scorpion Bay Marina

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The structure around Scorpion Bay Marina can also hold a fair amount of largemouth bass, crappie and striper.

This spot is particularly good in the early morning when bass are chasing shad and nighttime catfish and striper fishing.

During the day the boating traffic drives the fish deep and out to the main lake, making for very difficult fishing.

Some of the effective baits for this area include: topwater baits, soft plastic swimbaitsumbrella rigs, lipless crankbaits, large flutter spoons, and underspin jigs work great in this spot.

Located: western end of the lake

Structural features: Drop offs, deep feeder channel

Best species to target: largemouth bass, striped bass, crappie, and bluegill

Most effective way to fish this spot: Boat, kayak, float tube. Shore fishing is also really good.

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How To Catch Fish In Lake Pleasant?

Largemouth Bass Fishing at Lake Pleasant

Largemouth bass is a carnivorous member of the sunfish family. Lake Pleasant holds the Northern strain species of largemouth bass which is considered to be aggressive and offers a better fight than their Florida strain cousins.

Largemouth bass were introduced into the lake at its inception and have flourished in this warm water environment.  In the 1990’s and into the 2000’s largemouth bass size was reduced with the accidental introduction of Striped bass. However, the strong fishing effort of Striped bass has decreased their numbers (and thus competition), the largemouth have been rebounding and growing bigger and bigger every year. 

Listed below are a handful of facts, top spots, and best lures to use to help you out…

If you’re still not sure how to catch a bass, do worry. A complete section on Bass Fishing 101 was written to help you out. In that section, you’ll learn about the top ways to get you catching bass fast.

Read more: Beginner’s Guide To Bass Fishing Basics – Tips, Secrets & Things To Avoid

General Largemouth Bass Details

Spawn: Spring, March-May

Food: Shad, bluegill, crayfish

Arizona State Record: 16 lb. 7.68 oz. 28.0 in., Canyon Lake Randall E. White, Mesa 4/22/97

Table Quality: Decent. Firm white meat. 

Angling techniques:

Striped Bass Fishing at Lake Pleasant

The striped bass was introduced into Lake Pleasant in 1959 when CAP was filling up Lake Pleasant. It’s believed that striper eggs flowed into the lake, hatched and started to thrive. Striped Bass are considered true bass, unlike largemouth and smallmouth which are a part of the sunfish family. 

Striped bass are pelagic feeders (like white bass and yellow bass) and are constantly on the move. They hunt and feed in schools.

Commonly known as “stripers”, striped bass travel into freshwater streams to reproduce, yet they are saltwater natives.

Most landlocked striped bass will grow to an average size of 12-20 inches and weigh 1-3 pounds. However, some striped bass can grow to become enormous and can weigh as much as 70+ pounds! 

Because their eggs need to move in order to hatch, stripers prefer freshwater rivers and streams as spawning places.

Once a lake or river is dammed off, the area is often inundated by landlocked stripers.

One great example of this is the striped bass that are found in the Colorado river lakes near the California-Arizona border. The river was a key spawning habitat before dams were created, and many giant stripers have come from these waters.

When targeting stripers, focus the majority of your fishing on the deepest water the lake has to offer. Stripers are typically nearby if you can find schools of shad.

It’s strongly recommended you invest in a good fish finder/ sonar unit. Bait fish will appear as a clump of tiny dots suspended in the water column.  Additionally, striped bass will appear as larger arcs below or near the school of shad.  If you see striped bass near the school of shad you need to fish it.

Stripers may be caught on a variety of baits such as minnow baits, jointed crankbaits, umbrella rigs, or swimming spoons at proper depths when the baitfish are suspended over the deep water.

If you notice any surface feeding action, using topwater baits such as walking baits, or surface prop baits such as whopper ploppers make fishing an absolute blast. 

Jigging spoons perform insanely well when the stripers are deep.

Striped bass can often be found in medium to deep water coves and secondary lake arms. One of the first places to find striped bass is to look at your fishing map and find distinct changes in depth such as drop offs or river channel swings.

Striped bass can always be caught using live bait, cut bait (such as frozen anchovy, shad, shrimp, or squid – yep even in lakes), as well as chicken livers.

Lastly, trolling is another great approach to catch stripers. Use larger sizes of flashing lures. Stripers may be caught on a variety of baits such as minnow baits, jointed crankbaits, umbrella rigs, or swimming spoons

General Striped Bass Details

Spawn: April – mid-June in flowing water, current or rivers

Food: Shad, dead or alive. 

Arizona State Record: 29 lb. 13.76 oz. 45.25 in., Lake Pleasant. Bob Liddington, Phoenix 7/13/10

Table Quality: The meat is excellent. It’s firm, flaky and white. There is a red lateral line that must be removed otherwise it gives off a strong “fishy” taste. Otherwise, these make excellent fish fry meals.

Angling techniques:

  • Frozen shad or anchovies as “cut bait”
  • Small soft plastic swimbait
  • Spoons
  • Streamer flies

Crappie Fishing at Lake Pleasant

Introduced in 1903 the White crappie are only found in Lake Pleasant. They tend to linger over submerged brush and timber and are found in school. The white crappie are much more tolerant in warmer water than their black crappie cousins. 

White crappie have a more “silvery” appearance and lack the dark vertical bars when compared to the black crappie.  Average weight of a white crappie in Lake Pleasant is going to be 0.75-pounds, however electronetted samples show they can get over 3-pounds in size!

The best time to fish for crappie in this lake and other lakes similar to it is in summertime while you’re night using a submerged green light. If you don’t know what a green fishing light is, or if you’re unfamiliar, then click this link to learn more.

General Crappie Details

Spawn: April – mid-June

Food: Larvae, small fish, and crustaceans. Threadfin shad make up their main diet. 

Arizona State Record: 3 lb. 5.28 oz. 16.75 in., Lake Pleasant. Robert Schnell, Glendale 2/22/82

Table Quality: The meat is excellent. It’s firm, flaky and white. 

Angling techniques:

  • Live minnows under bobbers
  • Crappie jigs
  • Crappie tubes
  • Silver spoons
  • Spinners

Catfish Fishing at Lake Pleasant

There are two species of catfish in Lake Pleasant. The channel catfish and flathead catfish.   The flathead species was purposely introduced when the lake was first created. However, after the Waddell Dam was created water via CAP assisted in filling the lake. This brought several new species such as the striped bass, flathead catfish, and tilapia. 

Channel catfish weight will range from 0.5-to-15-pounds in Lake Pleasant, however the average weight will be between 1-4-pounds. Conversely, “smaller” flathead catfish will weigh in at 15-pounds and can grow around 75-pounds.  A flathead survey conducted in 2016 and 2020 caught a flathead that weighed over 48-pounds!    

General Catfish Details

Spawn: March-June

Food: Carp, bluegill

Arizona State Record: 

Channel catfish – 33 lb., 5.76 oz., 39.5 in., Upper Lake Mary Carson Pete, 3/26/17

Flathead catfish – 76 lb. 8.64 oz., 53.5 in., Bartlett Lake Eddie Wilcoxson, Surprise 04/13/13

Table Quality: Soft white meat. In the summer the meat will taste muddy.

Angling techniques:

Flathead catfish:

  • live bait such as smaller carp, full sized bluegill, or tilapia

Channel catfish:

  • chicken liver
  • hotdogs
  • stink bait
  • small bluegill
  • small carp

White Bass Fishing at Lake Pleasant

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Introduced in 1960 the white bass 4 to 7 dark horizontal lines and are silver-white. They are also a member of the “true bass” family.

Ferocious eaters, the white bass hunt in schools pursuing schools of threadfin shad. Like striped bass and largemouth bass, the white bass will also corral the shad near the surface and cause the shad to jump out of the water called “boiling”.

If you see a “shad boil” nearly any small size lure that looks like a shad will be effective to catch a white bass.

Spawn: March to May

Food: Threadfin shad, other smaller minnows and fish, insects. 

Arizona State Record: 4 lb. 11.7 oz. 19.5 in., Upper Lake Pleasant.  David Amburgey, Peoria 4/72

Table Quality: The meat is excellent. It’s firm, flaky and white. There is a red lateral line that must be removed otherwise it gives off a strong “fishy” taste. Otherwise these make excellent fish fry meals.

Angling techniques:

  • Spinners
  • Spoons
  • Small soft plastic swimbaits
  • Small lipless crankbaits
  • Small topwater poppers and pencil baits

Bluegill Fishing at Lake Pleasant

Introduced to Arizona in 1932, the bluegill has teal-blue coloring on the bottom portion of the chin and gill plate. It also has a solid black opercula flap just behind the gill plate.

Bluegill are found on the shoreline and prefer nearby structures. Bluegill are incredibly aggressive and will quickly attack anything that looks like it could be eaten. Due to their aggressive behavior, they are one of the easiest fish to catch and are a great way to introduce someone to fishing.  

Spawn: April and May

Food: Small fish and insects

Arizona State Record: 3 lb. 15.68 oz. 15.75 in., Goldwater Lake. Christopher Ray Mapes, Prescott Valley 5/2/04

Table Quality: Firm, white meat 

Angling techniques: 

  • Worms
  • Dough balls
  • Slim jim sausages pieces on a small hook (not lying… it really works)
  • Small spinners
  • Trout flys

Carp Fishing at Lake Pleasant

Carp are an oily freshwater species of fish and are native to Europe and Asia. Carp are considered invasive to the United States.

The big, hard fighting fish are really fun to catch. Many anglers will fish for carp at night and bowfishing from the shore or from a boat!

Carp can be consumed however, their muddy taste and boney meat make it one of the least desirable fish to eat.

Spawn: March-June

Food: algae, plant matter, fish eggs, insects, aquatic worms, small crustaceans (snails), and small crayfish

Arizona State Record: 37 lb. 0.0 oz. 40.0 in., Bartlett Lake Jonathan Gardner, Phoenix 8/8/87

Table Quality: Poor. Soft white flesh that is muddy and riddled with bones

Angling techniques:

  • Dough balls
  • Corn
  • Worms
  • Cherry tomatoes (not kidding)
  • Commercial carp baits

Marinas/ Boat Ramps at Lake Pleasant

Pleasant Harbor Marina

Location: Southeast end of the lake

Phone number: (623) 235-6130

Number of lanes: 7

Bathrooms: Yes

Showers: No

Electric: Yes

Camping nearby: No

Scorpion Bay Marina

Location: West side of the lake

Address: Lake Pleasant Regional Park. 10970 Peninsula Blvd, Morristown, AZ, AZ 85342

Phone number: (928) 501-2628

Number of lanes: 0, 

Bathrooms: Yes

Showers: No

Electric: Yes

Camping nearby: Yes

Lake Pleasant 10 Lane Boat Ramp

Location: West side of the lake

Address: Lake Pleasant Regional Park. 41835 N. Castle Hot Springs Rd. Morristown, AZ 85342

Phone number: (602) 506-2930 ext. 2

Number of lanes: 10

Bathrooms: Yes

Showers: No

Electric: Yes

Camping nearby: Yes

Castle Creek Boat Ramp (Lake Pleasant)

Location: Northwest end of the lake

Phone number: (602) 506-2930 ext. 2

Number of lanes: 4

Bathrooms: yes

Showers: No

Electric: No

Camping nearby: Yes

Places at the lake you can get snacks and frosty beverages

Pleasant Harbor Marina

Location: Southeast end of the lake

Phone number: (623) 235-6130

Number of lanes: 7

Bathrooms: Yes

Showers: No

Electric: Yes

Camping nearby: No

Scorpion Bay Marina

Location: West side of the lake

Address: Lake Pleasant Regional Park. 10970 Peninsula Blvd, Morristown, AZ, AZ 85342

Phone number: (928) 501-2628

Number of lanes: 0. But is very close to 10-Lane ramp 

Bathrooms: Yes

Showers: No

Electric: Yes

Camping nearby: Yes

Places to camp and RV parks

Pleasant Harbor RV Campground – 928 501-5253

Desert Tortoise Campground – 602 506-2930

Roadrunner Campground – 928 501-1710

Lake Pleasant Regional Park Campground – 928 501-1710

Tackle Shops & Tackle Retailers Near Lake Pleasant

Sportsman's Warehouse

Have a store located at the north end of Phoenix, Sportsman’s Warehouse feels like a combination of a small outdoor outfitter shop with the capacity to hold a large amount of tackle, gear, and other outdoor accessories.  The staff is friendly, patient, and knowledgeable.  Sportsman’s Warehouse carries a wide variety of gear for every bass, catfish, trout, crappie, walleye, and pike to get you started. 

The Hook-Up Tackle

Located in Northwest Phoenix, The Hook Up Tackle offers a massive amount of gear, tackle, and accessories for any budget. Opening in 2008, The Hook Up Tackle has everything you need especially if you’re into bass fishing.  They even offer hard to find bait and products from Japan.

Phoenix Fishing Supply

Located in central Phoenix, Phoenix Fishing Supply has been around since the 1980’s! Even before the big-box stores came into town Phoenix Fishing Supply has been catering to all types of anglers and offers a huge selection of products. 

Liar's Korner

Liar’s Korner Fishing Bait & Tackle is nestled in the far east side of metro Phoenix. This tackle shop is proudly run as a small family business that is serious about giving you the right gear to help you catch fish. It doesn’t matter if you’re fishing bass, crappie, walleye, or trout.  They have what you need. They carry all the name brands of tackle and gear, and frequently offer better prices than the big-box companies. 

Bass Pro Shops

Located on the east side Phoenix, Bass Pro Shops caters to very type of angler who wants to get their line wet.  Founded in 1972 by angler Johnny Morris in Springfield, Missouri Bass Pro Shops combines a massive tackle shop with their hunting, boating, conservation, and guide trips into a comprehensive outdoor and fishing retailer.

Other Things To Do Near This Lake

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For those who want to chill at the lake…

  • Biking
  • Bird watching
  • Boating
  • Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Canoeing
  • Paddleboarding
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Camping
  • Horseshoes
  • Picnicking
  • Hiking
  • Gentle walking trails
  • Nature photography trails
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Mountain biking
  • Stargazing
  • and most importantly… relaxing.

Accessories You’ll Need

Fishing Rod

RodThe popularity of fishing is growing and people are becoming much more conscious of different rods that can help them.

Fishermen want the best technique-specific rod for the money.

Luckily, the report I wrote provides you with detailed information in order for you to make buy the rod for the money, and more importantly which rods to avoid at all costs.

>> What Rods To Use For Bass Fishing? 10 Awesome General Purpose Rods Reviewed

Fishing Reel

Reel – Having the correct reel to match with your rod is just as important.  A good reel should be light and have a buttery smooth drag. There are several great reels on the market, but I recommend the Daiwa Tatula SV/TW baitcasting reel. It’s a great reel packed with great features. So much so that it could easily be priced in the mid $200 range.

>>How To Choose A Great Bass Fishing Reel For The Money [and which to avoid at all costs]

Fishing Line

Fishing Line – Having a good line is just as important as having a good rod. I recommend fishing with a good fluorocarbon line. Furthermore, it’s super sensitive because it has little to no stretch, and underwater it’s invisible to the bass!  If pride or money is on the line I would use Sunline Sniper FC.

>>21 Tips To Choose The Best Fishing Line

Fishing Lures & Baits

Fishing Lures – It’s pretty hard and darn near impossible trying to catch a fish without using some sort of lure or bait.  More importantly these baits you should never forget at home or it could lead to a horrible day on the water

>>5 Bass Fishing Lures You Never Want to Leave At Home

Tackle Bag

Tackle Bag – You can’t carry all your gear in your pockets, so you need a reliable tackle bag to transport it. I wrote a complete review guide, Best Tackle Bag for Fishing, check it out by clicking here.   But if you don’t have the time to read the full guide then let me tell you I recommend the Lunker Bag by KastKing.

>>15 Best Tackle Bags For The Money (Tested & Reviewed)


Sunglasses – Do you find yourself fishing in variable light and water conditions? Fishing in open water? Fishing in the bright hot sun? Then, only to leave the lake with eye strain and a splitting headache?

If so, I strongly recommend investing in a pair of Costa Sun Glasses. Thousands of anglers, charter guides, and tournament professionals put their trust into Costa, and so should you. Here’s why…

Costa’s co-injected bio-based nylon frame material is robust and durable, as well as extremely comfortable to wear for all-day use. TR-90 nylon is an excellent material for sports and performance frames since it is heat and cold-resistant.
Costa builds their glasses with class-leading technology. Their 580G glass lens sets them apart from the competition. These lenses are ideal for long days on the lake or sea since you won’t have to worry about scratches on the lens when you wipe the saltwater off. Needless to say they’re Costa’s most durable lenses.

Anyone who spends time outside, especially on the lake, needs polarized lenses. However, not all polarized sunglasses are the same. Costa is 99.9% polarized, giving it the most effective possible in blocking reflecting glare, and minimizing eye strain and headaches.

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Sun Screen – Skin cancer is a very real threat and it’s only getting worse. That is why you need a powerful sunscreen that is personally used and endorsed by hundreds of dermatologists from around the world. 

That is why you should put your trust in Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Sunscreen. The state-of-the-art Purescreen Technology absorbs, reflects, and scatters harmful sunrays in this specially designed water-resistant sunscreen lotion – and it’s created with 100 percent organically derived zinc oxide. Not some test tube concoction the other competitors are trying to sell you. 

Neutrogena’s sheer body sunscreen lotion is fragrance-free, paraben-free, phthalate-free, dye-free, and chemical-free. Dry-Touch technology aids in the non-greasy drying of this thin sunscreen.

For effective protection against the sun’s damaging rays, this hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, and oil-free lightweight sunscreen is the number one dermatologist-recommended suncare brand.

This zinc-based sunscreen lotion has received the National Eczema Association Seal of Acceptance and is mild enough for sensitive skin. It is suited for everyday use.

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Fishing Pliers

Fishing Pliers – Nothing will ruin a day quicker than getting a hook embedded in your hand, or worse your eye.  This tool is more than simply a pair of pliers; it’s jam-packed with functionality.

It’s not only a pair of pliers is a lure tuning tool, a split shot crimper, and a side cutter for cutting tiny wire leads and hooks.

The split ring tool on the nose makes replacing or upgrading hooks in the field a breeze. Soft grip handles provide a comfortable and secure grip. With an adjustable hand lanyard to hold them tight, the leaf spring opens the pliers for one-handed usage.

That’s why I always recommend having good set-up pliers that won’t rust and won’t slip out of your hand.  I recommend the new & improved Rapala Fisherman’s Pliers.

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Landing Net

Landing Net – As you are reeling in that monster fish, you don’t want to injure yourself or knock the fish off the hook by trying to grab it.

The PLUSINNO floating landing net is designed with foam padding on the hoop and provides buoyancy for fishermen. Now, If the net is dropped or blown overboard, the floating design makes it simple to retrieve – so you won’t have to be concerned about losing it! The rubberized net cannot be snagged. It keeps the fish safe for catch-and-release, and the non-absorbent covering avoids waterlogging and odor absorption in the net.  It’s collapsing design allows for easy storage.

That’s why I recommend a dependable telescopic landing net.

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Fishing Weight Scale & Culler

Fishing Weight Scale – Whether you’re going to keep your catch or just take a photo of it and brag to your friends it’s important to have an accurate scale. The Rapala Tournament Model Touch Screen Scale makes weighing and logging your catch easier and more convenient. The large digital scale has a lot of functions and is easy to use. simply keep track of your current catch and its place in your overall weight. To see the weight, just suspend the catch from the heavy-duty composite clamp or the accompanying stainless steel hook.  Adding the important details to your catch couldn’t be easier – simply input your catch’s weight and tap on one of the eight storage places. The culling process makes it simple to identify fish that should be released for the greatest overall weight.

I recommend a Rapala Tournament Scale that has a large LED display like this one fishing scale here.

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Fishing Scissors

Fishing Line Scissors – Designed with sharp serrated cutting edge and oversized finger and thumb holes, these scissors actually grip and hold braided line for easy non-slip cutting.

These heavy-duty scissors are top-notch and are razor sharp for effortless cutting. The stainless steel construction and large finger holes allow ease of use – even for guys with big hands!

If you’re looking into quality fishing line scissors that can fit in your pocket, fishing vest, or fit comfortably in your jeans, these are the scissors you want. Many anglers like yourself use them to cut braid, mono, and even abandoned fishing lines that your lures have gotten stuck in.

In summary, this is a good investment for a serious fisherman.

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Fishing Hat

Wide Brim Fishing Hat – Nowadays, you have to protect yourself against the sun’s harmful rays.  That’s why I recommend the SA Straw hat. It fits any size head and it feels really comfortable.  Now you can keep the sun off your face while you enjoy your outdoor activities with UPF 50+ sun protection. Rest assured these lightweight and stylish hats give you 360-degrees of sun coverage. Both men and women can wear these hats.  As an added BONUS, these hats also include three face shields for UPF neck protection, which protects your skin from dangerous UV rays.

This hat is well worth the money, and the craftsmanship is excellent.

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Fishing Sun Shirt

Sun Shirt For Fishing – Don’t stop at only getting head protection, you also need to protect your chest, back, arms, and torso. According to the researchers finding skin cancers on the shoulders and forearms rank within the top-5 locations to get skin cancer.  That’s why the UV protective PFG Fishing Shirt by Columbia is strongly recommended.

Nowadays, it’s so important to be safe at all times. Omni-Shade helps prevent sunburns and long-term skin damage by blocking UVA and UVB radiation. UV absorbent yarns and a tight weave architecture prevent the whole spectrum of damaging UV radiation. This is the finest in outdoor moisture control technology. Omni-Wick technology absorbs moisture from the skin and transfers it to the fabric, where it spreads throughout the surface and evaporates rapidly, keeping you cool and your clothes dry.

I’m 6’0″ and 200 pounds, and I wear size XL. I ordered a size L and it fits well. Darker shirts provide a more subdued appearance. FYI.

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