Woods Canyon Lake, Arizona Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Fly Fishing Map of Woods Canyon Lake, AZ
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Woods Canyon Lake, Arizona Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Chironomids under and indicator or leech rigs will produce fish. A strong baetis hatch generally occurs during a windy day.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Woods Canyon Lake is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow:

Visibility: 1 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 56 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: No winter access

Best stretch:

Best access point:

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Fish species: Rainbow and Tiger Trout

Fishing season: April through November(no winter access)

Nearest airport: Payson

Woods Canyon Lake Description

Woods Canyon is another popular lake on top of the Mogollon Rim located East of Payson. It is managed as a put and take fishery for Rainbow Trout, but does have many fish that hold over from year to year. In 2016 Tiger Trout were also introduced to this lake and are doing very well so far. The gate to this lake is closed in the winter, making access difficult and many years this lake freezes over. Once ...

Techniques & Tips

Fish stocking should begin soon.

7-Day Forecast

Dries in the morning and evening.


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