Weekly Fishing report

Fishing Report For: May 18, 2017

Water Report Recommendations / Tips

A-1 Lake

Good

Try different colors of powerbait with garlic scent and/or glitter or nightcrawlers off the bottom or top. Try lures like spinners in dark colors and silver finish spoons. Boat ramp is accessible.

Black River

Good

A Special-Use permit Is Required. Water clearing up. Try nightcrawlers, jigs, plastic hellgrammites and crawdads in pools and deeper riffles. Pack-It-In/Pack-It-Out. Avoid bears by storing food in bear-proof containers or by hanging it out of their reach.

Bog Tank Fair Try nightcrawlers or garlic scented charteuse powerbait. Try spinners and spoons. Kids Fishing Derby will be on Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 8:00am to noon. Bog Tank will be closed June 1 & 2, 2017. Call our office for more info. (928) 338-4385.
Bootleg Lake Fair Bootleg Lake is accessible. Try jigs or spinner baits for largemouth bass. Try weeless lures in weeds for bass. Try chicken liver or stinkbait for catfish.
Christmas Tree Lake   Call (928) 338-4385 for more information. Limited to 20 anglers per day by reservation.
Cooley Lake Good Try nightcrawlers for trout off the top. Try jigs for largemouth bass near weed beds around lake. Try nightcrawlers or stink bair for channel catfish.
Cyclone Lake   Under our Rent-A-Lake program. Special fees, permits, and reservations required. Call the White Mountain Apache Game & Fish Dept. At (928) 338-4385 for reservation information or email us at outdoors@wmat.us.
Drift Fence Lake Good  Try nightcrawlers, turbo powerbait. Try lures like spinners in dark colors or gold kastmaster spoons. Try wet fly patterns. Reservation Lake store is closed.

Earl Park Lake

Fair   Try nightcrawlers, powerbait with glitter, or salmon eggs for rainbow trout. Try lures like mepps spinners or kastmaster spoons. Earl Park Lake is accessible.

Hawley Lake

Good  Hawley Lake is full. Try baits like nightcrawler or green powerbait. Try spinners or silver kastmaster spoons. Hawley Lake Store and facilities are closed. Boat ramps accessible.

Horseshoe Lake

Good Try nightcrawlers or rainbow powerbait. Try lures like kastmaster spoons in different color. Boat anglers try nightcrawlers, powerbait, salmon eggs. The boat ramp is accessible. The Horseshoe Lake Store is closed.
Hurricane Lake   Under our Rent-A-Lake program. Special fees, permits, and reservations required. Call the White Mountain Apache Game & Fish Dept. At (928) 338-4385 or email us at outdoors@wmat.us for more information. Artificial flies and lures only, no treble hooks and no bait allowed.
North Fork Ditch Camp   Ditch Camp is not accessible.
North Fork Lower Log Fair Try nightcrawlers and powerbait in pools and riffles for trout. Try small spinners and spoons.
North Fork Upper Log Fair Try nightcrawlers and powerbait in pools. Try small spinners and jigs in riffles and pools.
Paradise Park   Paradise Park is not accessible.
Pacheta Lake Fair  Pacheta Lake is Catch-n-Release. Artifical lures and flies with single barless hook. Try wet fly ptterns like streamers. Try z-rays or kastmasters. Pacheta Lake is accessible. Reservation Lake store is closed.
Reservation Lake Good  Try nightcrawlers or powerbait colors with garlic scent. Try lures like spinners, spinner flies or spoons. Try streamer or bugger fly patterns. Boat ramp is accessible. Reservation Lake store is closed.
Salt River Fair A Special-Use Permit Is Required. Try night crawlers and jigs in riffles and pools. Try stink-bait or nightcrawlers for catfish. Pack-It-In/Pack-It-Out. It is your responsibility to pack out what you packed in.

Shush Be Tou Lake

(Big Bear)

Fair Try nightcrawlers or rainbow powerbait. Try spoons in silver finish like z-rays and spinners in bright colors like mepps aglia. Boat ramp accessible.

Shush Be Zahze Lake

(Little Bear)

Fair Try nightcrawlers, rainbow glitter powerbait, or lures like red and white spoons and bright colored panther martin spinners. Boat ramp accessible.

Sunrise Lake

Good Try nightcrawlers, rainbow glitter powerbait, or salmon eggs. Try spoons like kastmasters and bright colored spinners. Fly patterns try midges and streamers. Best in morning before it gets windy, Sunrise General Store open.
Streams Good Try nightcrawlers, spinners, and jigs in slower moving pools and riffles. In lower elevation streams try nightcrawlers, small crankbaits or marabou jigs for smallmouth bass.

Tonto Lake

(Tribal members only)

Good Try pink colored powerbait, nightcrawlers, or corn. Try spinners and spoon type lures. Boat anglers try kastmasters or flatfish crankbait. Tribal members can obtain their fishing license with proof of membership at the Game & Fish Office. 
Information   A valid White Mountain Apache Tribal Permit is required and must be carried at all times while fishing, boating, camping and other recreation activities on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation. Permits can be obtained at permit vendor locations on and off the reservation. Firework possession and its use is prohibited on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation. Call our office at (928)338-4385 for the latest fishing report.