New state record tiger trout caught at Woods Canyon Lake

Woods Canyon Lake - Payson, AZ (Coconino County)

Photo Credit: AZGF

by Arizona Game & Fish Department

Brian Morgan of Glendale, Ariz., was at Woods Canyon Lake in early December when he caught a large tiger trout while fishing from a boat. It was 24.6 inches long and had a certified weight (by the Arizona Game and Fish Department) of 5 pounds and 11.84 ounces  ̶  a new state record. He caught it on a Yakima Bait rooster tail spinner on an ultralight 6-foot Pflueger Fishing spinning combo (with 6-pound line). "The lake was half frozen, I had to break through half-inch ice in places," said Brian.

The previous tiger trout record in Arizona was 3 pounds, 16 ounces, 18.75 inches long, caught by Anthony Lerma at Morton Tank in May 2020.

Thanking our veterans is something the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) does every day, not just on Veterans Day.   AZGFD...... Read More