Big Water Bass on the Fly with Josh Bertrand
Josh Bertrand's Bio: Born on the East Coast, Josh moved across the country with his family over fifteen years ago. After falling in love with the west, he stayed put and decided to make a living doing what he loved most, fishing. Logging well over 1000 guide trips and competing in over 100 tournaments over the past handful of years, it's safe to say he has found his true calling. One of the most relaxed and easy going people you will ever meet, Josh is known for his patience and passion for sharing his knowledge of fishing with others. Josh fished his first tournament at the age of 15, and has worked his way up to the top of the tournament circuits since then. With over 30 first place wins an 50 plus top ten finishes in team and pro/am tournaments, Josh is noted as one of the country's top "up and coming" pros. Josh currently travels the country competing on the Bassmaster Elite Series, Bassmaster Central Open Tour, FLW Everstart Western Series, and WON Bass Southern Tour. A talented public speaker, Josh is a sought after seminar speaker and has been a featured guest on numerous TV fishing shows aired on ESPN2, The World Fishing Network, The Sportsmans Channel, and Fox Sports Net. Josh is also a noted writer in the fishing community and is featured in articles in several major fishing publications. When not on the water Josh enjoys following professional sports, playing a round of golf, and hiking with his girlfriend. Big Water Bass on the Fly: This trip is a must for any fly fisherman looking for an experience like no other. Gin clear water, great views, and hungry bass waiting to strip drag off of your fly reel! Arizona's warm weather and nutrient rich lakes allow for shallow water bass fishing year round, making it the perfect state for heart pounding fly fishing action. With two of the country's premier "bass on the fly" lakes in our backyard, we are able to keep tabs on the fish and put you on the hottest fishery when you arrive. Lake Pleasant is known around the country as a top pick for catching bass on the fly rod. With its aggressive stripers, largemouth, and white bass, Lake Pleasant is always a great choice. Thanks to its tremendous population of threadfin shad, the bass in lake pleasant have become ferocious predators, and will often "boil" and "blitz" on the baitfish, creating some of the best surface fishing you will ever encounter. Along with the great action found on lake Pleasant, exists one of the best kept fishing secrets in the southwest, fly fishing on Saguaro Lake. Probably the most fertile lake in Arizona, Saguaro Lake Supports a huge population of fat and healthy largemouth, smallmouth, and yellow bass, along with some hefty bluegill. These fish roam the shallows of Saguaro Lake all year long waiting for a big top water popper or steamer to attack. This trip is perfectly suited for anglers of all skill levels. Advanced fly anglers will agree that this unique trip is a can't miss experience for anglers looking to try something new and exciting. Beginning fly anglers are also encouraged to join us for a bass on the fly adventure as these lakes are wide open and our bass boats make tremendous casting platforms, perfect for our skilled guides to teach you the art of fly casting. We are excited to offer the finest fleet of boats and fishing equipment available on all of our bass on the fly fishing adventures. Our 21 foot tournament rigged Ranger Z-Series Bass Boats offer the perfect blend of comfort, performance, and casting room for fly anglers. These adventures are outfitted with Orvis rods, reels, line, flies, and also beverages, gas, lunch on full day fishing adventures, and of course the most experienced and skilled guides in the state. 1 or 2 Person 1/2 Day: $325 Full Day: $450 3rd Person extra: $50 A $50 Gas Surcharge applies for trips to Roosevelt and Apache.
- Captain is optional.
- You decide if you would like to book with or without a captain.
- 3 guests
- Powerboats, Pontoons, & RIBs
- Bass Boat
I am excited to be a part of the GetMyBoat movement in making boats more accessible and affordable to others. I hope to get out on the water more and help boating grow.
Features & Details
- Life jackets/required safety gear
- Fish Finder
- Single Engine
You’ll get directions for the exact departure location when you make a booking inquiry.
Full refund up to 5 days prior.