Mogollon Rim

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March 31st, 2008
Mogollon Rim

Note: The Mogollon Rim streams are flowing high and some have ice-cover. Most lakes are ice-covered, except for Chevelon Canyon Lake. Most forest roads are closed and snow packed, but are open to snowmobilers. Contact the U.S. Forest Service’s Black Mesa office at (928) 535-4481 for the latest information.

CHEVELON CANYON LAKE — Fishing is fair to good. Anglers have been catching trout below the spillway. All forest roads south of Chevelon Lake are closed. Forest Road169 north (to Winslow) is open. Most Forest roads are snow packed and closed beyond locked gates. The lake is ice-free and spilling. This lake is open to artificial lure and fly only, trout between 10 and 14 inches may not be possessed, and the bag limit is six trout. Try lures such as spinners, Super Dupers, Z-rays, and Rapalas, and flies such as peacock ladies, wooly worms, wooly buggers, prince nymphs, zug bugs, and other small nymphs. The lake is open to electric trolling motors and/or up to 10 hp. gas motors. Chevelon Canyon Creek downstream from Chevelon Crossing to the Little Colorado River is open to unlimited rainbow and brown trout harvest from Sept. 1 through March 31.

BEAR CANYON LAKE — All forest roads are closed to the lake. The lake is ice-covered. Check ice thickness before venturing out on the ice.

BLACK CANYON LAKE — All forest roads are closed to motor vehicles, including ATV’s, by USFS Order. Access is by snowmobiles only. The gate to the lake is locked. The lake is ice-covered. Check ice thickness before venturing out on the ice.

BLUE RIDGE – Not accessible.

KNOLL LAKE – Not accessible so there are no reports.

WILLOW SPRINGS LAKE — Forest road 149 is closed and the gate to the lake is locked. The lake is ice-covered. Check ice thickness before venturing out on the ice.
WOODS CANYON LAKE — Forest road’s 300 and 105 are closed. The gate to the lake is locked. The lake is ice-covered. Check ice thickness before venturing out on the ice.

Angler report:
Where: Woods Canyon
When: 03/21/08
Caught: LAKE IS FROZEN DONT HIKE THE 5 MILES LIKE I DID WITH A FLOAT TUBE!!!
Technique: no technique needed

Name: mercer

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