The Arizona Game and Fish Commission began to stock fish in Lake Pleasant Regional Park after the building of the main dam and completion of the diversion dam. To date, Lake Pleasant is home to 12 species of fish:

  • White Bass
  • Striped Bass
  • Large Mouth Bass
  • Bluegill
  • White Crappie
  • Black Crappie
  • Bigmouth Buffalo Fish
  • Channel Catfish
  • Flathead Catfish
  • Green Sunfish
  • Redear Sunfish
  • Tilapia

Every year, Lake Pleasant Regional Park hosts several fishing tournaments. A fishing license is required and may be obtained at most sporting goods stores or through the Arizona Game and Fish department.


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