Horseshoe Lake Arizona

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Fishing Report for Horseshoe Lake Arizona.

Horseshoe Lake also known as Horseshoe Reservoir has water only at random times during the year. It's been full most of this year. If you lucky you can get out fishing while its full. Horseshoe Lake Feeds its water to Bartlett lake just below it to the south. When it is full you can find good largemouth fishing, smallmouth bass and catfish. See below on this page for angler reviews.


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Directions to Horseshoe Lake Arizona

You drive to Horseshoe lake the same way you would as if you were turning to Bartlett Lake. But you turn off to the left on Srv Rd 205 about 15 minutes before you reach Bartlett Lake. This Rd Srv 205 is paved for a little while but then it turns into dirt. Its a real washboard road with washouts from the rain. Theres also a part of the river that runs across the road just before you reach the dam that can be pretty hairy to cross when its been raining. A 4 wheel drive is recommended. Here are the directions to Bartlett:

a) Bartlett Lake From Central Phoenix Take 51 north to 101 East. Take 101 East to Pima/Princess Road (Exit 36). Go left (north) to Cave Creek Road. Turn right (east) on Cave Creek and travel 4 miles to Bartlett Dam Road. Turn right on Bartlett Dam. In 20 minutes you will arrive at Bartlett Lake Marina (13 mil 
b)Bartlett Lake From the West Valley Take I-17 north to the Carefree Highway (Exit 223). Turn right (east) on the Carefree Highway and turn left on Cave Creek Road (9 miles). Go through the towns of Cave Creek and Carefree and travel 10.5 miles to Bartlett Dam Road. Turn right on Bartlett Dam. In 20 minutes you will arrive at Bartlett Lake Marina (13miles). 
c) Bartlett Lake From the East Valley Take 101 North to Pima/Princess Road (Exit 36). Go right (north) to Cave Creek Road. Turn right (east) on Cave Creek and travel 4 miles to Bartlett Dam Road. Turn right on Bartlett Dam and in 20 minutes you will arrive at Bartlett Lake Marina (13 miles).

Here is a video of my last trip to Horseshoe Lake. This trip I caught a huge largemouth bass. If you have never been out to Horse Shoe Lake, be sure and check the water level of the actual lake. There is usually enough water below the dam to take a small boat in

Information for Horseshoe Lake Arizona
Consumption Advisory There is not currently a consumption advisory at Horseshoe Lake for Fish. Always check this page for an alert. To view the alert read this Game and Fish report.
Restrictions/Season of Use Horseshoe Lake is open when it has water.
GPS 33 59' 20.6N 11143' 32.1W
Land Ownership Tonto National Forest
Tournament this week No
Elevation The elevation at Horseshoe Lake is 2200 ft feet,Desert/ sonoran
Max Surface Acers Horseshoe Lake has 790 feet of surface acers and 27 miles of shoreline
Spawning Season  
River lake Impounds Horseshoe Lake is filled from the Verde River
Water Temp Horseshoe Lake is a warm body or water.
Average Depth The average depth for Horseshoe Lake is 30 ft
Road Condition The roads to Horseshoe Lake are paved all the way to Srv 205. It turns into washboard dirt road with pot holes and washouts from there a 4 wheel drive is recomended.
Fly Fishing You can fly fish at Horseshoe Lake but there are no trout. Bring some big flies for bass
Bait Fishing You can bait fish at Horseshoe Lake.
Access Fee Horseshoe Lake's Fee is the Tonto Pass. You can order one from us here or buy one from a licenses vendore in person.
Tonto Pass Yes the Tonto Pass is required for Horseshoe Lake
Bag Limit Unlimited Bass and Catfish
Boats to Rent There are no boat rentals at Horseshoe Lake.
Licenses for Sale There are no licenses for sale at Horseshoe Lake
Swimming You can swim all you want at Horseshoe Lake unless otherwise posted
Camping  
Drinking Water No drinking water available
Barrier free Access Yes but limited
Restrooms No
Trailer Spaces No
Electricity No
Boat & Engine Restrictions There are no motor restrictions at Horseshoe Lake
Launching Area There is a partialy paved launching area right near the dam and a dirt one a little to the west.
Water Skiing Yes
Cleaning Stations No Cleaning stations at Horseshoe Lake
Phone Number for Water Level Cave Creek Ranger District 40202 N Cave Creek RD, Scottsdale, AZ 85262 Ph. 480-595-3300 Fax 480 595 3346 or Check the Game and Fish site at this link or SRP
Marinas The closest marina is at Bartlett lake. There are no Marinas at Horseshoe
Ranger Station There are no ranger stations at Horseshoe Lake the closes one is near Bartlett Lake Marina or on Bartlett Dam Rd off Cave Creek Rd
Ranger District c) Cave Creek Ranger District 40202 N Cave Creek RD, Scottsdale, AZ 85262 Ph. 480-595-3300 Fax 480 595 3346
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Bait Shops and Fishing Tackle Stores near Horseshoe Lake Arizona


Bartlett lake Marina Wild Horse West Fishermans Choice Pro Shop  
Dock Store( two locations one car accessible, one is boat accessible both located in Marina/Boat storage Ph. (602) 316 3378 "they sell live minnos, worms, lures and small tackle. 8415 W Carefree Hwy, Peoria, AZ 85383 (623) 566-0740 "if your coming from the far west side of town. They sell waterdogs, worms, liver and small tackle. Call or visit there web site wildhorsewest.com 13615 N 35th Ave Ste 8 Phoenix, AZ 85029 Map (602) 993-1139 or visit there web site Here.  


Bars and Restaurants near Horseshoe Lake Arizona

Harold's Cave Creek Corral Shack In Back Cave, The  
6895 E Cave Creek Rd Cave Creek, AZ 85331 Map (480) 488-1906 6811 E Cave Creek Rd Cave Creek, AZ 85331 Map (480) 488-9118 Carefree, AZ 85377 (480) 219-7865  

Lodging near Horseshoe Lake Arizona


       
Best Value Inn - Payson

811 S Beeline Hwy
Payson, AZ 85541 Map
(520) 474-2283

Pine Victorian Bed and Breakfast & Cabin Rental

106 E. Bonita st.
Payson Az, 85547
(928) 978-4018

Holiday inn express

206 S Beeline Hwy
Payson, AZ 85541
(800) 345- 8082

 


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Last Updated on Sunday, 01 April 2012 11:10
 

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# Tim 2010-10-16 00:57
Its low dude. I might still go out this weekend if it doesn't rain to hard.
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# HookedAZ 2010-10-16 00:41
Right Now the water level at horseshoe lake is about 25 percent.
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# HookedAZ 2010-10-16 00:38
I fished catfish point just below Horseshoe lake last week "October 10th" They were not letting much water out over the dam. I fished it the day after the big hale storm in the valley and got skunked. :D
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