Guide To Fishing At Alamo Lake
AKA: Lake Alamo
What to fish for...
Fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, bluegill, redear sunfish and tilapia at Alamo Lake in Arizona.
Located on the Bill Williams River in northwest Arizona, Alamo Lake is an easy 45 minute drive north on Alamo Dam Road from highway 60 at Wenden, AZ. When full, Alamo Lake is a 2,700-acre reservoir. However, the lake level fluctuates based on rainfall in the watershed. The Alamo State Park offers camping facilities with hookups, rest rooms and showers.
There are three main areas to camp: the main ramp campground (by the dam), Cholla Campground (mid lake) and Browns Crossing (in the upper end of the lake) which has no facilities and is often referred to as the "free zone".
Primary fish species residing in Alamo Lake
Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.
Bass Fishing At Alamo Lake
The quantity and quality of the bass population varies from year to year, based on water levels in prior years. An advantage of the fluctuating water level is the abundance of brush and vegetation in rising lake levels. This plant matter enriches the water with nutrients and promotes growth of all levels of the food chain. Topwater, spinnerbaits and crankbaits are excellent choices when the bass are shallow. As the bass move to deeper water, as they do particularly in the heat of summer, jigs, spoons and drop shots are consistent producers.
Plenty of catfish, crappie and a variety of sunfish also populate this lake. The annual, spring spawn moves crappie to the upper end of the lake where minnows and small jigs catch their share of nice crappie, many over two pounds. Catfish prefer the river channels and Alamo Lake often serves up some giants.
Alamo Lake Amenities
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: NO
Bait & Tackle: NO
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Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Cholla Launch Ramp
Located mid-lake on the east side of the lake on Cholla Road.
Main Launch Ramp
This is a paved ramp, located on the southeast corner of the lake near the Alamo Lake Visitor Center.
Click here for a Arizona Fishing License.
Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Alamo Lake State Park Campground - 928 669-2088
Other primitive camping areas are available near the lake.
Alamo Lake AZ Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Alamo Lake State Park
Wenden, AZ 85357
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Alamo offers great bass fishing for anglers in the western part of the state.