Reservation Lake, Arizona Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Reservation Lake, Arizona Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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The WMA Reservation is now open to non-members. Any of the res lakes have not been fished hard this summer and should be a really good option. Try different color small chironomids and for muddy lakes callibaetis patterns wshould work well.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Reservation Lake is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow:

Visibility: 12 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 Brown Trout

Fishing season: May-November

Nearest airport: Pinetop-Lakeside

Person Fishing in a stream

Reservation Lake Description

This lake is located deep within the White Mountain Apache Reservation in Eastern Arizona and is home to the state record Brown Trout of 24lbs. There is primitive camping available at the lake that can be used with permits purchased from the White Mountain Apache Tribe. This lake is over 9,000ft and access is closed from Dec-mid May. It fished good for stocked rainbows throughout its short season, but is ...

Techniques & Tips

Slow chironomids, scuds, and callibaetis

7-Day Forecast

Gooooooood!


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