Fishing report

Fishing Report For: October 26, 2018

Water Report Recommendations / Tips

A-1 Lake

Fair

A-1 Lake is accessible. Try red/white/blue gulp or nightcrawlers. Try casting spinner baits and spoons around different parts of the lake. Water level is down but you can still launch boat. Do not drive or park vehicles off the main roads and parking areas.

Black River

 Fair

Special-Use Permit Is Required. Try jigs, nightcrawlers, or spinners near structures or in pools for bass. Try stinkbait or nightcrawlers for catfish. 

Bog Tank Fair

Bog Tank is accessible. Use nightcrawlers or pink powerbait. Try retrieving lures like spinners and spoons around the lake. Day use only-No camping allowed.

Bootleg Lake Fair Bootleg is accessible. Try jigs for largemouth bass in weeds around lake. Try nightcrawlers and stinkbait for channel catfish.
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 Fair Try nightcrawlers or Gulp salmon eggs for rainbow trout. Try nightcrawlers or soft plastics for largemouth bass near weed beds around lake later in the day. Try stinkbait or chicken liver for channel catfish.
Cyclone Lake  

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

Drift Fence Lake Fair Try different colors of powerbait like rainbow and charteuse or nightcrawlers. Lures like kastmasters spoons and Mepps spinners in bright colors. 

Earl Park Lake

Good Earl Park Lake is accessible. Try nightcrawlers or garlic  powerbait in different colors. Try lures like spinners or spoons trolled from boat. Try retrieving lures like kastmasters and small crankbaits off points, near cover and in coves around Earl Park. 

Hawley Lake

Good  Hawley Lake is accessible. Try baits like nightcrawler or charteuse powerbait rigged to fish off the bottom. Try lures like spinners, z-ray spoons, or crankbaits in coves around lake. Boat ramps around lake are accessible. 

Horseshoe Lake

Good Horseshoe Lake is accessible. Try nightcrawlers or yellow powerbait. Try casting lures like spoons and small crankbaits in coves and points around lake. Boat anglers try nightcrawlers, powerbait, or spoons. The Horseshoe Lake Store is closed. 
Hurricane Lake   Reservations for Hurricane Lake can be made online at www.wmatoutdoor.org.
North Fork Ditch Camp Fair  Try nightcrawlers, spinners, and jigs in slower moving, deeper pools and riffles near structures like logs and boulders. In lower elevation streams try nightcrawlers, small spinners or jigs for smallmouth bass. 
Pacheta Lake Fair Pacheta Lake is "Catch-and-Release", artificial flies and lures only with single, barbless hooks. Pacheta Lake is accessible. Water is low. Try dry fly patterns like hoppers/ants and wet fly patterns like streamers. 
Reservation Lake Good Reservation lake is accessible. Try powerbait or nightcrawlers. Try lures like small crankbaits and spoons. Boat anglers try spinners or spoons. Try wet fly patterns. Reservation lake store is closed. 
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)

Fair Big Bear Lake is accessible. Try baits like nightcrawlers or orange powerbait. Try spoons in brass finish. Try spinners like panther martins. The boat ramp is accessible.

Shush Be Zahze Lake

(Little Bear)

Fair Little Bear Lake is accessible. Water is low. Try nightcrawlers, rainbow glitter powerbait off the bottom, or lures like silver kastmaster spoons and bright colored panther martin spinners retrieved or trolled from boat. Boat ramp accessible.

Sunrise Lake

Fair

Try nightcrawlers or charteuse powerbait. Try lures like spinners. Fly patterns try wet patterns. The Sunrise General Store is open. Do not drive or park vehicles off main roads and parking areas. Boat ramps inaccessible. Float tubes/pontoons can be launched.     
Streams Fair Try nightcrawlers, spinners, and jigs in slower moving, deeper pools and riffles near structures like logs and boulders. In lower elevation streams try nightcrawlers, small spinners or jigs for smallmouth bass. 

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. 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.