A couple local bass fishermen clued us into a couple lesser known fishing spots among the backwaters of the Gila River so we took a few days to check it out. These places are pretty popular with the local fishermen, but not as popular as some other bass fishing spots. They are off the main road by some distance and they are rustic, at best. Launching a kayak is no problem, if you have a boat on a trailer, better be towing it with a 4×4.
There have been a few overcast mornings. Not cold, just cloudy. Nice to have a little relief from the blazing sun when you are outside in the desert. Like most other bodies of water around here, it is a haven for all types of birds and other wildlife.
It’s not that big of a lake or pond, whatever you want to call it, but there are some big bass in here. Even the smaller fish put up a great fight.
Every morning has not been overcast, there have been some spectacular sunrises and sunsets over the desert waterways.
We did not catch any of the ten pound bass reputed to reside in these waters, but we did manage to land a few of their smaller cousins.
We did a little exploring on the Gila River. It is a shallow, relatively fast moving river. We aren’t sure what kind of fish are in here or how to catch them, so we’ll save that for another day.
These places are well off the main road. After a few days of kayak fishing for largemouth bass, we are back on the road.
Keep checking in because there are more kayak fishing adventures ahead.