Woods Canyon Lake Fishing Report

Woods Canyon Lake - Payson, AZ (Coconino County)


by Arizona Game & Fish Department
11-10-2016
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Fishing is good. The lake was stocked with rainbow trout in September for the last time! Boat and shore fishing is good. Water temperatures are dropping and the lake is fully mixed, allowing trout to be found at all depths. Rainbows can be caught on PowerBait or roostertails. Tiger trout are more aggressive (like brown trout), try using lures from shore or trolling, but can be caught on PowerBait. Kastmasters, spinners, spoons, Rapalas. Flies like wooly buggers or nymphs work well. Meal worms or night crawlers seem to be catching tiger trout as well. Tiger trout can be distinguished from rainbow trout by their worm-like or blotchy pattern on their body compared to the rainbow trout small black spots. Tiger Trout count toward your 6 trout bag limit. The campgrounds are closed but the store and boat rentals are still open!


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