Rim Country Fishing Report April 18, 2015
By: James Goughnour
Rim Country Custom Rods


BASS: Good to excellent. Spawning will last for some bass into June so don't give up on sight fishing. Senko baits were reported very successful as well as all reaction type baits. Top water baits are a great choice for post spawn bass that are feeding aggressively after they spawn.

CRAPPIE: Crappie spawn is underway with fishing called Fair. Focus around the marina and in the stick-ups at the far end of the lake on the Tonto end. Most crappie anglers are trolling a 2" grub-tail bait on a 3/16 oz jig head hook. Many are also adding a minnow to the hook.

TROUT: Keep tabs on the AZGFD website for stocking. Z-Rays, Roadrunners, spinners and power bait were reported successful this past week. For anyone under the age of 10, worms suspended 1 ft below a bobber, will always catch a fish in a Rim Lake or stream.

Some tickets remain for the Mogollon Sporting Association raffle and banquet. Call James at 480-495-1351.

Rim Country Custom Rods is offering 10% off custom rod orders for Mothers Day. We offer a variety of blank colors and you can have your mom's name put on the rod or a Happy Mother's Day message. Call Rim Country Custom Rods at 480-495-1351

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