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Old 09-26-2011, 11:39 AM
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Martinez Lake Guide

Can anyone recommend a guide service on Martinez Lake? I don't necessarily need someone who specializes in fly fishing - the priority is someone with good knowledge of the fishery, and a boat.
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Old 09-26-2011, 12:12 PM
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Bob LaLonde

Will...get a hold of Bob Lalonde in Yuma...yumabassman. Never really met him but I know last month we were supposed to do a flyfishing symposium for the bass guys down there. Evidently a tournament took priority.

Give him a try. I know he knows the area and guides.

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Old 05-02-2012, 06:01 PM
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As I expected, the few guides operating in the Yuma area were all conventional anglers, and had little, if any, experience with fly fishing.Their knowledge of the fishery would have been valuable, but I didn't end up going that route. Instead I spent a couple of days last week exploring the area with a fellow fly fisherman. We spent most of our time on Martinez itself, at times we had some very good fishing, at other times it was tough. And while we didn't spend much time checking it out on this trip, what really piqued my interest was the network of backwaters and the fishing available in those areas... a guy could spend a lot of time exploring the lower Colorado.

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Old 05-05-2012, 06:17 AM
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I lived three years (was a teacher) in Yuma and spent a lot of time fishing the lower Colorado, Senator Wash/Lake Martinez (Arizona and California side), Mittry Lake, Bruce Church (where the Colorado and Gila Join), etc. I found many great backwaters in all those places, and more I have yet to explore (I moved to Tucson in 1997). Having been from Colorado, those fishing holes saved me from total depression and I found some fantastic Fly Fishing. I even developed some patterns while living there (for Bass, Striper, etc). I have found a lot of amazing variety of Fly Rod Fare since living in Arizona (I have been here since 1995); even Saltwater (Sea of Cortez) and Walleye (I never believed I would find such a species and with some nice fighting size in Arizona).
I do miss Musky and Pike on a Fly Rod.
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