Fishing report

Fishing Report For: June 14, 2018

Water Report Recommendations / Tips

A-1 Lake

Good

A-1 Lake is accessible. Try charteuse garlic powerbait or nightcrawlers. Try lures like panter martins spinners in bright colors and spoons in brass finish like kastmasters. Boat ramp accessible. 

Black River

 

Black River is CLOSED due to Fire Danger Closure. 

Bog Tank Good 

Bog Tank accessible. Try nightcrawlers, bubble gum colored powerbait power eggs, or salmon eggs. Try spinners and gold colored spoons. Day use only, No camping allowed. 

Bootleg Lake   Bootleg Lake is CLOSED due to Fire Danger Closure.
Christmas Tree Lake  

Christmas Tree Lake is CLOSED due to Fire Danger Closure. 

Cooley Lake Fair Try nightcrawlers or powerbait for trout off the top. Try crankbait and jigs for largemouth bass near weed beds around lake. Try stinkbait for channel catfish.
Cyclone Lake  

Reservations for Cyclone Lake can be made online at www.wmatoutdoors.org.

Drift Fence Lake   Drift Fence Lake is CLOSED due to Fire Danger Closure.

Earl Park Lake

Fair  Earl Park Lake is accessible. Try nightcrawlers, rainbow powerbait in different colors, or salmon eggs. Try lures like mepps spinners or kastmaster spoons. 

Hawley Lake

Good  Hawley Lake is accessible. Try baits like nightcrawler or corn yellow powerbait. Try spinners like mepps or silver kastmaster spoons.  Boat ramps around lake are accessible.  

Horseshoe Lake

Good  Horseshoe Lake accessible. Try nightcrawlers or garlic/glitter powerbait in different colors. Try lures like spinners with silver blade. Boat anglers try nightcrawlers, powerbait, or salmon eggs. The boat ramp is accessible. The Horseshoe Lake Store is closed.
Hurricane Lake   Hurricane Lake is CLOSED due to Fire Danger Closres
North Fork Ditch Camp Good  Try nightcrawlers, spinners, and jigs in slower moving pools and riffles. In lower elevation streams try nightcrawlers, small crankbaits or jigs for smallmouth bass.
Pacheta Lake   Pacheta Lake is CLOSED due to Fire Danger Closure.
Reservation Lake   Reservation Lake is CLOSED due to Fire Danger Closures.
Salt River Fair A Special-Use Permit Is Required. Try night crawlers and jigs in riffles and pools. Try stink-bait or nightcrawlersfor catfish.  It is your responsibility to pack out what you packed in. Contact Ooffice at (928) 338-4385 for latest closure information.

Shush Be Tou Lake

(Big Bear)

Good Big Bear Lake is accessible. Try nightcrawlers or turbo orange powerbait in different colors. Try spoons in silver finish like kastmasters and spinners in dark colors like roostertails. Boat ramp accessible.

Shush Be Zahze Lake

(Little Bear)

Good  Little Bear is accessible. Try nightcrawlers, rainbow powerbait, or lures like silver kastmaster spoons and bright colored panther martin spinners. Boat ramp accessible.

Sunrise Lake

Fair  Sunrise Lake is accessible. Try nightcrawlers or rainbow powerbait, or salmon eggs. Try spoons like kastmasters and bright colored spinners. Fly pattern try nymphs and streamers.   Boat ramp accessible. Sunrise General Store is Open.
Streams Good Try nightcrawlers, spinners, and jigs in slower moving pools and riffles. In lower elevation streams try nightcrawlers, small crankbaits or jigs for smallmouth bass.

Tonto Lake

(Tribal members only)

  Tonto Lake is CLOSED due to Fire Danger Closure. Tribal members can obtain fishing license with proof of membership at the Game & Fish Office. 
Information  

Daily bag limits for trout: 15 & older is 5 fish/day; 10-14 years old is 3 fish/day; 9 & younger is 2 fish/day. A valid White Mountain Apache Tribal Permit is required and must carried at all times while fishing, boating, camping and other recreation activities on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation. Permits can be obtained online at wmatoutdoors.org or at permit vendors. Firework possession and its use is prohibited on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation. Visit our website at www.wmatoutdoors.org or call our office at (928)338-4385 for the latest fishing report, fire restrictions and closures.