Nelson Reservoir Fishing Report

Nelson Reservoir - Alpine, AZ (Apache County)

Photo Credit: Courtesy of AZFW

by Arizona Game & Fish Department
9-16-2019
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Rating: Good

Water levels are still good as the lake filled this spring and continued spilling into early summer. The southern end is the most shallow and may be totally inaccessible due to weeds. Fish from a boat or along the rocks at the dam. This lake has been known to produce trophy sized black crappie. Try spinners such as Panther Martins or Z-rays, artificial flies and bait, especially nightcrawlers. Green sunfish are plentiful and can be easily caught along the rocky shoreline with nightcrawlers. Target rainbow trout during overcast days or even as it’s raining when fish may be more active and less concerned with shadows overhead.



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