Willow Springs Lake Fishing Report

Willow Springs Lake - Payson, AZ (Coconino County)


by Arizona Game & Fish Department
7-21-2016
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Fishing is good/fair. The lake will be stocked with tiger trout this week. Boat fishing is good. Try in coves on shore. Fish about 10 feet deep, where the water is cooler and still has oxygen. Rainbows can be caught on PowerBait or roostertails. Tiger trout are more aggressive (like brown trout), so try using lures from shore or trolling. They like to chase lures. Kastmasters, spinners, spoons, or flies like wooly buggers or nymphs work well. Don’t forget to submit your trout for the state record! 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 six trout bag limit.


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