Fishing Season: Year Round

Becker Lake - AZ

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

Water Temp:

33

Orvis Phoenix 's Tip of the Week

Mostly a midge game, anything around a size 16. Try red and black, purple and black, red. 6-9ft of depth.

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Map of Becker Lake

5-Day Outlook as of 5/4/21

Windy Windy!

Techniques & Tips as of 5/4/21

Fish chironomids under indicators, streamers, and leeches. Temp increase will have fishing looking for bigger meals. Follow the wind!

Current Conditions as of 5/4/21

Windy Windy!

Local Species Available Year Round

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    Rainbow and Tiger Trout

Orvis Phoenix 's Recommended Fly Patterns

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

Name: Colors: Size(s):
Bead Head Woolly Bugger Streamer Olive, Brown 6-14
I Can See It Midge Fly Red 10-16
Flashback Scud Wet Hare's Ear Black, Tan 8-14

Bead Head Woolly Bugger Streamer

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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:

Pinetop-Lakeside

Best Time to Fish:

mid morning to afternood