Saguaro Lake is the fourth reservoir on the Salt River Chain of lakes, formed by the Stewart Mountain Dam. The lake is the closest and most accessible to Phoenix AZ. The lake lies within the Tonto National Forest in Maricopa County.

Saguaro Lake is our most popular guided fishing trip package, and for good reason. The bass fishing at Saguaro lake is amongst the best in the country, with a chance to catch the biggest largemouth bass of your life.

Surrounded by tall rock formations, Saguaro is one of the most beautiful state parks in Arizona. Local attractions include camping, horseback riding, and lake boat tours. It’s a popular summertime lake destination for RV and motorcycle riding due to the winding roads that goes by the Superstition Mountains, and also leads to Canyon Lake.

Saguaro Lake Info

Surface Area: 1,264 acres (512 ha)

Average Depth: 90 ft (27 m)

Surface Elevation: 1,506 ft (459 m)

DEPARTURE TIME To be determined. Varies depending on trip booking. Meeting at boat ramp.
RETURN TIME To be determined depending on guide trip selected.
WEAR Comfortable athletic clothing, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
Licensed fishing guide Diawa Steez and Megabass Rods, Shimano Reels, & Baits used on all guide trips
Lake Fees Boat and gas
 Water and Ice
Arizona fishing license

View our other guided fishing trips to Canyon Lake or Roosevelt Lake.

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

Additional information

LocationMesa, AZ
AgeNo children under 11. Children 11-15 must be accompanied by an adult 18 or older.
saguaro lake fishing guide trip
Fishing on Lake Saguaro in Arizona

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 15 reviews
April 24, 2016

Our guide, Jason Thompson, was extremely professional and my son and I had an awesome time. The boat was spotless, the gear was top of the line, and we caught fish every spot we went to! Jason coached is on proper technique so whether you are an experienced fisherman or a first timer, you will not be disappointed! Highly recommended to anybody.

April 29, 2016

My dad and I flew in from North Dakota to do some bass fishing with Jason Thompson of Addicted Bass Guides. We had a great time! We are both walleye fisherman, so it was fun learning new techniques from an experienced angler like Jason. Caught the biggest bass of my life on the trip! Also, Lake Saguaro was a beautiful lake, so the scenery and weather were nice to take in as well. Whether you are new to bass fishing or an experienced fisherman, my dad and I would definitely recommend Jason for your next adventure. He knows the lake, has a great boat and equipment, and a lot of knowledge that he is willing to share to help make your trip a success! Thanks, Jason! We will see you again soon!

May 8, 2016

Thanks for another Awesome fishing trip! Whenever we visit Phoenix we contact Jason. He is the best. He has everything you need to get you the big catch. He knows where the fish are biting and what to use to get them on the line. Book the entire day because time flies when your having fun!!!

March 20, 2017

We had a blast fishing with Jason. He is an incredibly patient guide. I learned a lot from him as well. And yes, we caught fish. Thanks Jason. We will be back.

April 17, 2017

Personally fished with JJ for many years including placing high in a lot of tournaments with him. JJ is an awesome bass fisherman and a great guy to spend a day on the boat with and will put you on some monster fish! Keep slayin em cutty!!!!

-Capt Brandon Hartman

August 7, 2017

Great day fishing with Mike on Saguaro lake. He is a great guide and a true professional He is very personable and willing to share his knowledge of the lake and the latest techniques. We caught over 20 bass and missed a number more. He has great fishing and golf stories as well. My only guide service to use while in the Scottsdale area.

June 12, 2018

My fishing partner and I had a great time fishing Saguaro Lake. As trout anglers, we wanted to give bass fishing a try, but had no experience. Our guide, Jason, gave comprehensive instruction on techniques to land big bass. It was a lot of fun! Additionally I got some great photos of bass I caught to send to my friends back home. All the tackle and lures were provided, and the equipment was high quality. The boat was outfitted with the latest technology to get anglers on the fish, making the most of the time on the water. I’m already looking forward to my next guided trip with Jason. I can’t recommend this guide service highly enough.

August 9, 2018

Perfect trip for the morning! We spent 4 hours on the water and hauled in many large mouth bass around 4-5 lbs. Jason’s boat has the best equipment for finding fish and he has the experience to put you on the fish. Highly recommend this fishing trip!

October 9, 2019

Went fishing with Jason on Friday 10/4. Tough conditions as a monsoon occurred a few days prior. Water was stained and loads of trash in the lake. JJ worked his tail off and found a few fish. I caught a nice four pounder and missed a few others. JJ’s boat is top notch and his equipment is the best. JJ is a true professional with lots of patience (My casting was terrible). He shares the best techniques for the conditions. He treated me like his own brother which I greatly appreciated. JJ and Mike are top pros who I love to go out fishing with.

Thank you

April 1, 2021

I sent my dad and nephew on this fishing trip and they had an excellent time! Jason was incredibly patient and knowledgeable and helped these first time fishermen land several bass in just 4 hours. Jason’s boat and equipment are too-notch. He assured me they would catch fish if they followed his instructions and he was right. Lots of great pictures for them to show friends and family back home!

May 27, 2021

Just had a great day on Saguaro with Jason! We hit a few bigguns and landed quite a few. Great guy, great day and a GREAT guide! Looking forward to next time!

June 1, 2021

Jason and I had a great trip, landed quite a few with some picture worthy bigguns! Thanks for a great day Jason!

August 25, 2021

Had an excellent trip. Jason really knows his stuff and you can tell he put lots of effort into figuring out where the best spots are and what is working for the time of year. You can’t ask for much more.

December 9, 2021

Had an amazing time with Jason on Saguaro! Dude knows his stuff!!! Super high quality equipment, expert knowledge, and amazing new tehnology on the boat! I can’t recommend Jason enough. If you’re looking for a great time on Saguaro hire Jason. I will be back again!

August 25, 2022

If your looking too get out on the biggest fish in Arizona Jason is the guy too go with. All the equipment and gear is top notch. Very knowledgeable and puts you on fish no matter what time of year it is. No one I would rather fish with. Thanks Jason!!!

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