Fishing report

Fishing Report For: December 7, 2018

Water Report Recommendations / Tips

A-1 Lake

 

A-1 Lake covered with thin, unsafe ice.

Black River

 Fair

Special-Use Permit Is Required. Try nightcrawlers or spinners near structures for bass. Try nightcrawlers for catfish. Black River is closed to access upstream from Bonito Creek to the eastern Reservation boundary until April 1st, 2019.

Bog Tank  

Bog Tank is covered with thin, unsafe ice.

Bootleg Lake   Bootleg Lake is covered with unsafe, thin ice.
Christmas Tree Lake  

Reservations for Christmas Tree Lake can be made online at wmatoutdoor.org Limited to 20 anglers per day with reservations.

Cooley Lake   Cooley Lake is covered with thin, unsafe ice.
Cyclone Lake  

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

Drift Fence Lake   Drift Fence Lake is not accessible.

Earl Park Lake

  Arizona State Route 473 Closed

Hawley Lake

  Arizona State Route 473 Closed

Horseshoe Lake

  Horseshoe Lake is covered with thin, unsafe ice.
Hurricane Lake   Reservations for Hurricane Lake can be made online at www.wmatoutdoor.org.
North Fork Ditch Camp   North Fork Ditch Camp is not accessible.
Pacheta Lake   Pacheta Lake is not accessible.
Reservation Lake   Reservation Lake is not accessible.
Salt River Fair A Special-Use Permit Is Required. Try night crawlers and jigs. Try stink bait for catfish. It is your responsibility to pack out what you packed in. 

Shush Be Tou Lake

(Big Bear)

  Big Bear Lake is covered with thin, unsafe ice.

Shush Be Zahze Lake

(Little Bear)

  Little Bear Lake is covered with thin, unsafe ice.

Sunrise Lake

 

Sunrise Lake is covered with thin, unsafe ice. 
Streams Fair Streams accessible in lower elevations. Try nightcrawlers, spinners, and jigs in slower moving, deeper pools and riffles near structures like logs and boulders. Try nightcrawlers, small spinners or jigs for smallmouth bass later in day. 

Tonto Lake

(Tribal members only)

  Tonto Lake is Closed
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. Ice has formed on the lakes but it is still too thin to safely ice-fish on. 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.