Canyon Lake is one of four reservoirs that were formed by the damming of the salt river. Canyon lake is the third lake downstream on the Salt River Chain of Lakes. The Lake was formed by the Mormon Flat Dam which was completed in 1925.  Canyon is the smallest lake of the 4 lakes in the Salt River Chain.  

Canyon Lake lies approximately 51 miles east of Phoenix Arizona, and is within the Superstition Wilderness of the Tonto National Forest. Canyon Lake also holds the Arizona State record Largemouth Bass at 16.7 lbs, which was caught in 1997.

Canyon Lake Info

Surface area 950 acres (380 ha)

Average Depth 130 ft (40 m)

Surface Elevation 1,660 ft (510 m)

DEPARTURE TIME Varies depending on trip booking. Meeting at boat ramp.
RETURN TIME To be determined.
WEAR Comfortable clothing, athletic shoes or flip flops, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
Licensed fishing guide Rods, Reels, & Baits
Lake Fees Boat and gas
Water and Ice
Arizona fishing license

View out other fishing guide trips on Roosevelt Lake and Saguaro Lake.

24 hour cancellation notice prior to guide trip, otherwise $100 fee will occur.

Additional information

LocationRio Verde, AZ
AgeNo children under 13. Children 13-15 must be accompanied by an adult 18 or older.
bass fishing at Canyon Lake

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