Fishing Season: Year Round

Becker Lake - AZ

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

Water Temp:


Orvis Phoenix 's Tip of the Week

Starting to cool down. Still fishing olive c-mids and midges above the weed beds. Finding decent fish out deeper with woolly buggers and leeches.

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Map of Becker Lake

5-Day Outlook as of 10/1/23

If the weather calls for wind, Becker can be a miserable place to be.

Techniques & Tips as of 10/1/23

Fish chironomids under indicators, streamers, and leeches. Follow the wind! We have been having luck setting our indicator rigs just a foot above the bottom. Otherwise a foot above the weed beds if they are still roaming shallow!

Local Species Available Year Round

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    Rainbow Trout

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    Tiger Trout

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    Apache Trout

Orvis Phoenix 's Recommended Fly Patterns

"Must-have" fly fishing patterns in descending order of importance:

Name: Colors: Size(s):
Flying Ant black 14-18
Tungsten Jig Bugger black 10-16
RS2 Black 20
Schultzy's Red Eyes Leech black, olive 12,14
Chironimids (Ice Cream Cone) red, black, olive 16-20
Balanced Leeches Black 8-12
Bead Body Scud olive 12
Hot Head Damsel Olive 10
Zebra Midge Black, olive 16-20

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Orvis Phoenix 's Recommended Gear

Description: About Becker Lake

Becker Lake is located right outside of Springerville, Arizona. It is a catch and release, artificial fly and lure only lake. This lake is typically free from ice year round and is one of the top destinations in the White Mountains for quality Rainbow Trout. In 2016 AZ Game and Fish also started stocking Tiger Trout which had already reached 14-16" and continue to grow fast. The average sized rainbow is a solid 16-18" with 20" fish caught on a daily basis. This is the home lake of the White Mountains Lake Foundation and they have done some great work here. Stripping Leeches early and late in the year and fishing ice cream cone midges under an indicator are the go to tactics. Summer can be great for throwing hoppers along the weed lines

Nearest Airport:



Leeches C-mids ants

Best Time to Fish:

early morning to afternoon

Best Stretch:

East or West Shore

Best Access:

Boat Ramp