Located on the beautiful southeastern shores of Lake Pleasant,
Pleasant Harbor offers all kinds of things to see and do. With facilities for boating, fishing, swimming, skiing, wakeboarding, scuba diving, sailing, hiking,
kayaking and parasailing, Lake Pleasant is the perfect weekend getaway!
you are an avid fisherman or desire a little fun in the sun, Pleasant Harbor is
sure to have what you are looking for!
THE "OLD" DAM
The "Carl" Pleasant Dam, later renamed Waddell Dam, was constructed between 1926 and 1928, creating the upper portion of Lake Pleasant. At the time, it was the largest agricultural Dam in the world.
The dam stood 76 feet in height and 2,160 feet in length. At 126 feet above streambed, its elevation was 1,601 feet (above sea level). It created a Lake with 3,706 surface acres of water having a shoreline of 50+ miles.
THE "NEW" DAM
The new dam was completed in March 1993. It raised the water level by 100 vertical feet and increased the overall lake volume from 157,000-acre feet to 860,000-acre feet. The resultant water surface area increased from 3,528 acres to 9,966 acres. The new high water mark was reached for the first time in April 1994. Seasonal water demands could still result in as much as a 100 vertical drawdown with restoration during the winter months.
The Lake receives water from the Agua Fria River and canal water from the Central Arizona Project (CAP) reaching elevation at high water mark 1,702 feet above sea level, normally in Mid-Spring. In June, the drawdown cycle begins with water released from the Lake through the CAP canal for irrigation of the West Valley Agricultural Areas during the summer months.
Today is Sunday, May 19, 2013
₪ LAKE AMENITIES
• Two Four-Lane Launch Ramps
• Full-Service Marina with Public Facilities
• Boat Rental and Storage Facilities
• Grassy Areas and Covered Picnic Tables
• Public (charcoal) Grills
• Group Event Areas
• RV Resort with 254 Full-Hookup Sites
• 40 Lakeside Sites with Partial Hookups
• Hank's Lodge Corporate Event & Meeting Facility
• Spring Canyon Landing (Large sandy event area)
• Scenic overlooks of Lake Pleasant
• Desert Princess II Cruise Boat
• Tournament / Concert Areas
• Public Gas Station (Unleaded & Diesel)
• RV Dump Station
• Pump Out Station (on Marina)
• Camping Areas
• Picnicking Areas
• Convenience Store
• Marina Bar & Grill
₪ UPCOMING EVENTS
₪ FISHING REPORT
Jerry Tate of J.T.'s Guide Service will be giving free fishing seminars for Lake Pleasant on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. from November through March. The next fishing seminar will be on Wednesday, March 6, 2013.
Subject: SPAWN AND POST-SPAWN FISH LOCATIONS.
The fishing seminars are hosted by Pleasant Harbor, and held at the Club House in the Pleasant Harbor RV Resort.
For those coming from town there will be a $6.00 fee per vehicle at the gate with an additional $2.00 fee per watercraft. The entry fee allows one vehicle to be on Pleasant Harbor property up to 24 hours from the date & time issued, or you may use your annual pass to enter Pleasant Harbor.
Jerry's Fishing Report:
Large-mouth Bass are located anywhere from surface to 40 feet. Use surface baits, mid-running crank baits and swim baits.
White and Striped Bass are any depth from surface to 80 feet. Use Anchovies, live Shad, swim baits, spoons and crank baits.
Crappie range from 5 to 20 feet deep, moving up to more shallow water to spawn.
Catfish are located anywhere from 10 to 40 feet. Use various live bait, Anchovies, Shrimp, chicken liver and various stink baits.