Alamo Lake, located on the Bill Williams River where the Big Sandy River and Santa Maria River come together, was created with the completion of Alamo Dam in 1968. The Army Corps of Engineers designed the earthen dam primarily for flood control. During flood events, the lake basin is capable of “capturing” large amounts of water in a relatively short time. The lake has been recorded rising 11 vertical feet in one night! Unusually high flows during the late 1970s and through the 1980s have increased the average size of the lake, helping to create one of Arizona's best fishing holes.

Fishing tournaments are common at the lake and anglers have an excellent opportunity to catch bluegill, largemouth bass, channel catfish, and black crappie. Remember, the desert can be harsh and dangerous, but it is also very fragile. Help us protect it, and yourself, by camping in the designated camp areas and keeping vehicles on maintained roadways.

The best baits for this lake

Strike King Bladed jigs 1/2 oz / Blue Glimmer Thunder Cricket

Bladed Jigs

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LUNKERCANDY Crankbaits Cell Mate Sugar Daddy 6

Crankbaits

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Lifted Jigs Jig Heads Iball Jigheads

Fishing Jigs

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XCalibur Jerkbaits Tour Series Jerkbait 95mm - 4 Pack

Jerkbaits

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Strike King Minnows & swimbaits KVD Dream Shot

Minnows & Swimbaits

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SteelShad Swimbaits 6

Swimbaits

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