Roper Lake Fishing Report

Roper Lake - Safford, AZ (Graham County)

Photo Credit: Courtesy of AZGF

by Arizona Game & Fish Department


At Roper Lake (near Safford), reports are that that trout fishing was very good last week, with many anglers catching their six-fish limits. Garlic-flavored dough baits fished on the bottom and small inline spinners were both working well. Bass fishing was slow. but this is the time of year outsized fish are typically caught on trout imitation baits. Some of the big Roper Lake largemouths are actively feeding on stocked rainbow trout. Try working an imitation lure parallel to the tules to draw a big fish from its ambush spot. Bluegills and sunfish are still being caught on nightcrawlers fished under a bobber. Catfishing has been slow. (Report courtesy of Ranger Micheal DeLeon of Arizona State Parks).

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