Woods Canyon Lake Fish Report

Woods Canyon Lake - Payson, AZ (Coconino County)


by Arizona Game & Fish Department
4-17-2014
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Tom L. went to Woods Canyon Lake Sunday, April 13, and took a boat out for four hours and trolled for a nice catch of trout: The gentleman at the dock told us best fishing has been along the north shore between the dam and the dock. We got our first hit within minutes and had the first fish in the boat after 20 minutes caught on an orange Z-Ray. Within 15 minutes we had another hit and then landed a 12.5-inch hold-over on a gold Z-Ray. We headed over to the Western end of the lake and had no luck but did watch one boat bring in a stocker by the Bald Eagle closure while trolling. So we made our way back over to the "hot spot" and caught three more stockers, one on a green Z-Ray and two on a gold No. 4 Panther Martin with red bead above the hook.


Bites were hard and aggressive first thing but after we caught the first two fish they became less aggressive and you had to be really attentive and set the hook. Besides the five we landed, there were another five that were on but got off and many more hits where we didn't set the hook in time. Really made for an exciting 4 hours. Others were having plenty of luck as well. One other boat was anchored and fishing green PowerBait and had three in the boat and a gentleman fishing green PowerWorms, bouncing them off the bottom, said he and his granddaughter had caught a total of 14 by 10 a.m.!




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