Arizona Fishing Destinations

Western Canal

Blue Catfish Bluegill Kelp Bass

The Western Canal Fishing Area is located in Mesa, Arizona, and offers a great fishing experience for anglers. The canal is stocked with a variety of fish species, including catfish, bass, bluegill, and tilapia. Nearby activities include hiking, biking, and bird watching. To catch the best fish, anglers should use live bait or lures that imitate small fish or insects. The best time of year to visit is in the spring or fall when temperatures are milder, averaging around 70 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Visitors should note that temperatures can reach over 100 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer. Get driving directions.

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Fish Species

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This is the largest catfish of the family Ictaluridae, reported to grow to 120 lb. (54 kg).

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Today the bluegill is one of the most popular panfish species in North America.

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The kelp bass, a member of a large group of seabasses, which inhabit the eastern Pacific, is a robust fish ...