Fishing At Tempe Town Lake
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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, rainbow trout, bluegill and yellow bass at Tempe Town Lake in Arizona.
By Rick Seaman
Conveniently located in the heart of downtown, Tempe Town Lake is a two-mile-long reservoir which covers 225 surface acres. Access is easy via local freeways, city streets and the local light rail. The lake is home to bass, trout, catfish, crappie and sunfish. Walking paths line both sides of the lake, providing easy access for fishing from the bank - from one end to the other. Sail boats, electric powered boats and non-powered boats like canoes and kayaks are welcome here.
The purpose of this page is to deliver an overview of this lake, the fishing, and area amenities to beginner and novice anglers. We gathered details from personal experience, numerous trusted websites that each offer select bits of information, and videos of fishing activity on the lake. These websites include the Arizona Game and Fish Department, marinas at the lake, campgrounds, boat rental agencies and others. By consolidating this information to one page it allows the visitor to see the entire picture, all in one place.
Tempe Town Lake, located in the heart of Tempe, Arizona, offers a unique fishing experience right in the midst of an urban setting. While primarily known for its recreational activities, including kayaking, paddleboarding, and boating, the lake also provides ample fishing opportunities for anglers of all ages and skill levels.
The lake is home to a variety of fish species, with largemouth bass being one of the most popular targets for anglers. Other species that can be found in Tempe Town Lake include catfish, rainbow trout and tilapia. The diverse fish population ensures that anglers have a good chance of landing a catch, regardless of their preferred fishing techniques.
Primary fish species residing in Tempe Town Lake
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Tempe Town Lake Amenities
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: NEARBY
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
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Boating on Tempe Town Lake is allowed with both non-motorized and electric-powered boats allowed. Anglers can rent kayaks or paddleboards to explore the lake's waters or bring their own non-gas-powered watercraft. Boating provides anglers with access to different areas of the lake and allows them to find their preferred fishing spots, whether near the shoreline or in deeper water.
Tempe Town Lake is particularly popular for its urban fishing program, which offers fishing clinics, educational activities, and stocked fish for anglers, especially youth and families. The lake is regularly stocked with rainbow trout during the cooler months, providing a fun and accessible fishing experience for beginners and seasoned anglers alike.
Fishing Boat Rentals
Tempe Boat Rentals
Rentals: Electric fishing boats and kayaks.
Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Town Lake Marina Boat Launch
This is a nice two-lane boat launch ramp with docks and paved parking. Note: Electric motors only.
Click here for a Arizona Fishing License.
Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Apache Palms RV Park Campground - 480 966-7399
Scottsdale RV Ranch - 480 945-7491
Tempe Town Lake AZ Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Tempe Town Lake
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