Sunrise Lake Arizona

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Fishing At Sunrise Lake Arizona

Sunrise Lake is often called the best fishery resource on the White Mountain Apache Indian Reservation. Big fish in the 5-pound range regularly surrender here, although most anglers just go prepared to accept limiting out. Not a bad prospect!

If you're fishing from a boat, troll the middle of the lake with cowbells. During the summer, fishermen who trail their cowbells with live nightcrawlers or green and brown flies can land at least one 3-ounder in a day. Anglers who work from the shore will find deep areas near the dam some of the most protective. -G.J. Sagi, from the essential travel handbook Fishing Arizona

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Directions to Sunrise Lake Arizona

To get to Sunrise Lake take State Route 260 east from McNary and turn south on the 273. It's only a few minutes away and you will see signs.

Information for Sunrise Lake Arizona
Consumption Advisory To check if there is an advisory read this Game and Fish article.
Restrictions/Season of Use Open all year Stocked first in May
Land Ownership Sunrise Lake is owned by the White Mountain Apache Tribe
Tournament this week No
Elevation 9200
Max Surface Acers 900
Spawning Season Stocked in May
River lake Impounds Black River, White River
Water Temp cold
Average Depth  
Road Condition Paved
Fly Fishing Yes you can fly fish at Sunrise lake
Bait Fishing Yes
Access Fee White Mountains Permit
Tonto Pass You do not need a Tonto Pass for Sunrise Lake
Bag Limit Trout: 5 for adults (15 and over) 3 for juveniles (10-14) 2 for kids (under 10)
Bass and Catfish: 15 for adults, 8 for juveniles, 8 for kids
All other species "No limit"
Boats to Rent Yes "seasonal"
Licenses for Sale  
Swimming No
Camping Yes camping 200 units that fill quickly are available at Sunrise Lake
Drinking Water Yes
Barrier free Access  
Restrooms Yes
Trailer Spaces Yes
Boat & Engine Restrictions 10 horse Max
Launching Area Yes
Water Skiing No
Cleaning Stations  
Phone Number for Water Level Game and Fish (928)338-4385
Marinas No the Sunrise Marina has been closed for some time
Bait Shops  Nearby
Ranger Station Pinetop Game and Fish (928)3674281
Ranger District For more information contact the White Mountains Apache Fish and Game Department at (928)338-4385
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Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 April 2011 15:07


# Vern Patterson 2014-07-10 07:56
How do I make reservations for the RV Park?
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