Roosevelt Lake is about 65 percent full

Roosevelt Lake - Tonto National Forest, AZ

by Arizona Game & Fish Department

Roosevelt Lake is about 65 percent full. The Salt River at Roosevelt was running about 139 cfs on July 4. Expect summer conditions at the lake. Drop shots, robo worms, early action on topwater seem to be working. Keep an eye out for monsoon storms that could develop quickly.

Because of its size, productivity and visitor amenities, Big Lake is considered one of the best White Mountains fishing lakes. Fishing is excellent in summer typically before midday when water quality is best and trout are most active. Try fishing weed edges or in shallower water where aquatic insects are emerging and fish or crayfish may be hunting. Bait and shore fishermen can try anything from worms to PowerBait, especially with strong scents to lure fish out of any leftover...... Read More