"Striper Slammin" Striped Bass Fishing and Education Trip
-Spring and Fall - Daytime and evening hours
-Summer - nights only
-Winter - not offered
Lake Pleasant has an abundant population of striped bass aka "striper." These fish can be elusive at times and difficult to catch. Our team has spent a great deal of time practicing the techniques needed to consistently catch these fish. We will take you to our favorite fishing spots while teaching about the behavior patterns of striper throughout the year. We explain the use of artificial lures, frozen baits, use of live baits, along with when and where to use these. You will enjoy catching striped bass and learn a great deal about fishing to be used towards future trips!
In addition to Mercury Verado 250 horsepower motors, our striper fishing boats are additionally equipped with stealthy electronic trolling motors. These feature digital spotlock anchoring technology, which allows us to easily maintain and maneuver boat positions. These motors eliminate the need to throw a heavy anchor overboard, which often spooks the fish below. Some of our favorite spots to fish are near specific ledges and drop-offs which we know contain structure that harbor fish populations. We use sonor and radar graphing to track and locate the schools of fish, targeting them directly. During the night hours we set up a system of artificial lights to lure in baitfish and predators from the surrounding structures to beneath the boat, directly to your bait. Striped Bass are the primary fish caught during our overnight trips at Lake Pleasant while White Bass, Largemouth Bass, Flathead Catfish, Channel Catfish, andCarp are additional species commonly caught. These are action packed trips full of laughter and enjoyment. You will appreciate comfortable seating, multiple rod holders, cold beverages, optional XM radio, and all of the equipment needed for an enjoyable trip! While catching these fish our guides will explain the history of this introduced species, their rapid spread, and the ecological impact that they are having on the environment.
Questions? Don’t hesitate to call or send us a message. Book online or over the
phone, however you feel most comfortable. When booking online we will follow up with a welcome call to discuss your options and details of your trip. This is available in half day or full day trips, with on the water "extend my trip" options.
*Due to overpopulation concerns, there are no limits on size or quantity of keeper striped bass from Lake Pleasant. Many anglers
choose to take these catches home as they make for top notch table fare. You may want to
bring a cooler to keep your catch fresh for the ride home.
Rods, reels, tackle, artificial, frozen and/or live baits
Boats and fuel
Water, drinks and ice
Trolling motor with Digital Spotlock feature
Licensed Arizona Fishing Guide with CPR and First aid certification
Not included: AZ fishing license available here