Fishing report

Fishing Report For: July 2, 2021

Water Report Recommendations / Tips

A-1 Lake


Try nightcrawlers or  rainbow Powerbait off the bottom or top. Try retrieving lures like spinners at different points around the lake. 

Black River


The Black River is CLOSED.

Bog Tank  Fair

Try nightcrawlers, charteuse Powerbait off the top.  Spinners like panther martins and mepps were working for rainbow trout      

Day Use Only-No Camping.

Bootleg Lake   Bootleg Lake is CLOSED.
Christmas Tree Lake  
Christmas Tree Lake is CLOSED.
Cooley Lake  Good Try nightcrawlers or powerbait for trout. Try lures like crankbaits, spinners, or spoons. Try swimbaits or crankbaits for bass.
Cyclone Lake    Call (928)338-4385 for Cyclone Rent-A-Lake Reservations and information.
Drift Fence Lake   Drift Fence Lake is CLOSED.

Earl Park Lake

 Good Try nightcrawlers or charteuse turbo powerbait. Try kastmasters either from bank or trolled from boat. Try off points around lake.

Hawley Lake

 Good Try nightcrawlers or powerbait.  Try spinners or spoons for trout. Boats ramps are accessible. Boat anglers try powerbait or lures. The store, boat marina and facilities are open.

Horseshoe Lake

 Fair Try nightcrawlers or yellow powerbait. Try lures like silver and gold Z-Rays, . Horseshoe Lake store is open.  boat Ramp accessible
Hurricane Lake   Call (928)338-4385 for Hurricane Rent-A-Lake Reservations and more info.
Pacheta Lake  
Pacheta Lake is CLOSED.
Reservation Lake   Reservation Lake is CLOSED.
Salt River Fair The Salt River is CLOSED.

Shush Be Tou Lake

(Big Bear)

 Fair Try nightcrawlers, lures such as Roostertail spinners or Z-Rays spoons, and garlic scented Powerbait.  Boat Ramp accessible.

Shush Be Zahze Lake

(Little Bear)

Good Try nightcrawlers. Try Powerbait or artificial lures such as spinners or spoons. Boat Ramp accessible.

Sunrise Lake


Try nightcrawlers or powerbait. Try spinners. Flies try wooly buggers and nymphs patterns. No boat launching due to soft mud at launch ramp locations. Stay on roads, no driving/parking off roads. Sunrise Store is open.
Streams Fair Try nightcrawlers or powerbait and spinners in pools and riffles for trout. Try fishing earlier in day before temperatures warm up. Upper and Lower Log are accessible.

Tonto Lake

(Tribal members only)

  Tonto Lake is CLOSED.

Daily bag limits for trout: 15 & older is 5 fish/day; 10-14 year old is 3 fish/day; 9 & younger is 2 fish/day.  A valid White Mountain Apache Tribal Permit is required and must be carried at all times when fishing, boating, camping and for all outdoor recreation activities on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation. Permits can be obtained at permit vendors located on and off the reservation. Visit our website at or call our office at (928)338-4385 for the fishing report. 

NO CAMPFIRES, camping propane grill/stove allowed, smoking is prohibited except in enclosed vehicles and buildlings on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation.