Walleye Desert Angler



Upper Lake Mary, Arizona
Date Caught: 
Sunday, June 25, 2017


IvanTortuga's picture

Okay I need details on this guy because I haven't been able to catch anything out of Mary in the last month. Which part of the lake at what time of day. Give me all the info!

Desert Angler's picture

I didn't start fishing until 9:00am but you should probably start earlier as I heard the bite is best in the early morning. I was fishing out of a kayak and launched from the Narrows boat ramp ($9 fee). I hugged the shoreline about 20 to 30 feet from shore in water that was 10 - 15 feet deep. I used half a nightcrawler on a bright pink/red jighead that I fished off the bottom. I would reel your bait up about 2 feet off  of the bottom as it is very rocky and snags easily. The wind was blowing my kayak to the southeastern part of the lake so I just kept my bait a few feet off the bottom as I drifted. I would definitely talk to the guys in the general store by Lower Lake Mary. They were very helpful and suggested how I caught my walleye. 

Graceclaw's picture

Are they all that tiny? It's almost kinda cute. Almost.

Desert Angler's picture

Not all of them. The lake does produce some that even rival walleyes from the Midwest. It was my first walleye so it was huge to me.