Frye Mesa Reservoir Arizona

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Fishing At Frye Mesa Reservoir-Lake Arizona.

Frye Mesa Reservoir is a small trout lake just outside Stafford on the base of Mt. Graham. The Arizona Game and Fish say that it hold Rainbow, Brown, Brook and currently the Arizona State record Gila Trout.

The lake is located in the Coronado National Forest. On there site it has a short paragraph about the lake that says " When high-elevation Riggs Flat Lake atop the Pinaleños is snowed in and covered with ice, trout anglers who come to the Safford District can still find a place to fish at Frye Mesa Reservoir.  Lower winter temperatures and longer winter nights cool the waters of this small body of water surrounded by Sonoran Desert sufficiently, so that the Arizona Game and Fish Department can stock it with rainbow trout.

About a half-mile beyond the reservoir, at the end of FR 103, the Frye Canyon Trail #36 heads out toward the upper slopes of the mountain.  If the fish   aren’t biting, you can always take a hike. - Coronado National Forest


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Directions to Frye Mesa Reservoir Arizona

Drive northwest from Safford to Thatcher on U.S. Hwy 70. Turn left, (south) on Stadium Street and follow it to Forest Road 103.  Drive about 10 miles on FR 103 to Frye Mesa Reservoir.  This road is very rough in spots and requires a high clearance type 2-wheel drive vehicle.

Information for Frye Mesa Reservoir Arizona
Consumption Advisory To check if there is a alert for Frye Mesa Reservoir .Read this Game and Fish report.
Restrictions/Season of Use Open in early spring till October
GPS Latitude: 32°45'13.92"N Longitude: 109°50'3.72"W
Land Ownership Coronado National Forest
Tournament this week No
Elevation The elevation at Frye Mesa Reservoir is 5000 feet
Max Surface Acers 4 acres on average
Spawning Season Stocked with rainbow trout (December-February) During summer the water becomes to warm for trout
River lake Impounds  
Water Temp Cold
Average Depth The average depth for Frye Mesa Reservoir is 95 ft
Road Condition Paved to dirt high clearance 2 wheel drive at least
Fly Fishing You can fly fish at Frye Mesa Reservoir
Bait Fishing You can bait fish at Frye Mesa Reservoir but using any live bait is prohibited
Access Fee Just a valid Arizona Fishing license with a trout stamp
Tonto Pass No
Bag Limit Six trout is the daily bag limit and the possession limit.
Boats to Rent No
Licenses for Sale No
Swimming No
Camping Yes
Drinking Water No
Barrier free Access  
Restrooms No
Trailer Spaces No
Electricity No
Boat & Engine Restrictions No boat allowed at Frye Mesa
Launching Area No
Water Skiing No
Cleaning Stations No
Phone Number for Water Level Tucson Game and Fish (520) 628-5376 or the Safford Coronado National Forest Safford Ranger District (928) 428-4150
Marinas No
Ranger Station Tucson Game and Fish (520) 628-5376
Ranger District Safford Coronado National Forest Safford Ranger District (928) 428-4150
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Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 March 2011 20:29


# Tricia fitts 2015-03-05 07:20
Anyone going today never been and just bought my cj5
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