Willow Springs, Arizona Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Willow Springs, Arizona Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Fishing well. Go on a weekday, start near the dam.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Willow Springs is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: LOW

Visibility: 1 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 32 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Mid day

Best stretch:

Best access point:

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Fish species: Rainbow and Tiger Trout, Smallmouth Bass

Fishing season: April through November(no winter access)

Nearest airport: Payson

Willow Springs Description

Willow Springs is located 40 minutes east of Payson, AZ on the Mogollon Rim. This heavily used lake has Rainbow and Tiger Trout as well as a population of smallmouth bass. The rainbow trout are stock on a regular basis throughout the season which runs from April through early December most years. The gate is closed after the first big snow of the year and does not reopen until the snow melts in spring. ...

Techniques & Tips

Use midges below surface or woolly buggers.

7-Day Forecast

Fishing very well lately. Midges are working well. Make sure to check the weather before you go!


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