Category: White Mountains Waters

Angler Report: Tunnel Reservoir & Lower Lake Mary

Send your fishing reports and pictures to BFishing@AZGFD.gov Tunnel Reservoir/Lower Lake Mary Steve S.: Top photo 18 1/4-inch,  3.75-pound brown caught at Tunnel Reservoir (Greer).  (Sorry it’s a selfie photo).   5 days later, I caught this 19 1/4″-inch, 4-pound plus rainbow at Lower Lake Mary …   See more Angler Reports

Angler Report: Woods Canyon Lake

Send your fishing reports and pictures to BFishing@AZGFD.gov Woods Canyon Lake Derek Y.: Great first time to Woods Canyon Lake to take my kids and friends for their first time and escape the heat.  Stayed at Spillway Campground where the staff was very courteous and friendly. Fishing was red hot from shore or trolling. Trolled using crawdad imitation plugs and my son Aidan even caught a double on the slow retrieve with PowerBait.  Shore fishing was constant with PowerBait (any flavor/color seemed to work) but snagged quite frequently on the rocks using our 2-pound test. Crawdad trapping was fun for...

Angler Report: Chevelon Lake brown trout

Send your fishing reports and pictures to BFishing@AZGFD.gov Chevelon Canyon Lake Brown trout caught by Dan O’Neil last weekend in Chevelon Creek using a rooster tail lure. AZGFD note: special regulations at Chevelon is a limit of two trout; artificial fly and lure only. Also, there is unlimited smallmouth and largemouth bass and unlimited channel and flathead catfish. See more Angler Reports

Angler Report: Woods Canyon Lake trout

Send your fishing reports and pictures to BFishing@AZGFD.gov Woods Canyon Lake Anthony C.: Well first day of summer vacation for my grandson we spent the morning at Woods Canyon Lake and had a great time caught a bunch of really nice trout and the weather was gorgeous. Had a chance to beat the crowds don’t get that very often but it was fun always a good time with my grandson this is him See more Angler Reports

Angler Report: Willow Springs Lake largemouth bass

Send your fishing reports and pictures to BFishing@AZGFD.gov Willow Springs Lake A good day in the shallows at Willow Springs Lake. One 12 inches and the other 16 inches. Both bit on a shad lure. Note: The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality recommends limiting consumption of largemouth bass caught in Willow Springs Lake. See more Angler Reports

Fool Hollow and Show Low Lakes Spring Fish Surveys

Pinetop fisheries biologist surveyed Fool Hollow and Show Low Lakes this week. In both lakes the Walleye were spawning, which is good for future recruitment in the lakes, and also makes for good fishing. Use a Rapala lure or any other fish-like lure. The temperatures in the lakes were up to about 55 degrees. In both Fool Hollow and Show Low Lakes we caught large Smallmouth Bass and Channel Catfish. Northern Pike are at the end of the spawn in Fool Hollow Lake, so try fishing the shallow, weedy coves. We recommend that you take keep these fish; they are...