Woods Canyon Lake Fishing Report

Woods Canyon Lake - Payson, AZ (Coconino County)

by Arizona Game & Fish Department

Fishing is good/excellent. The lake will be stocked with tiger trout this week, and it was stocked with rainbow trout last week. Try fishing about 10 feet down where the water is cool and still has oxygen. Rainbows can be caught on PowerBait. Tiger trout are more aggressive (like brown trout), so try using lures near shore or trolling. They like to chase lures. Kastmasters, spinners, spoons, or some 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 throughout their body compared to the rainbow trout small black spots. Tiger trout count toward your six trout bag limit. Sunfish can be easily caught using a small hook and small piece of worm in rocky shoreline areas. These are great fun for kids to catch, but might not be big enough for eating!

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